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Author Oba, Gufu, author.

Title Climate change adaptation in Africa : an historical ecology
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research
Routledge advances in climate change research.
Contents An historical ecological framework: introduction -- Rock art pastoralists: historical ecology of adaptations -- Pastoralism, space, time and knowledge: social and ecological perspectives -- Coastal commerce -- interior caravan trade: pastoralists' participation ca. AD 600-1900 -- Origin of ancient well technology: historical hypotheses -- Droughts, famine, locusts and epidemics: centuries of adaptations. -- The nineteenth- and twentieth-century environmental changes: European journal narratives -- Adaptive responses to climate variability, grazing and water scarcities, ca. 1908-1962: a case study -- Challenges to future climate change adaptations: some propositions -- Conclusion -- Index
Summary In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology, paleoecological data, trade, ancient hydrological technology, vegetation, social memory and historical documentation, this book creates detailed reconstructions of past climate change adaptations across Sahelian Africa. It evaluates the present and future challenges to climate change adap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Climatic changes -- Africa, Eastern
Climatic changes -- Horn of Africa
Herders -- Africa, Eastern -- History
Herders -- Horn of Africa -- History
Pastoral systems -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, Eastern
Pastoral systems -- Environmental aspects -- Horn of Africa
Pastoral systems -- Africa, Eastern -- History
Pastoral systems -- Horn of Africa -- History
Climatic changes.
Pastoral systems.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Animal Husbandry.
Africa -- Horn of Africa.
Eastern Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131579490X