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Author Reid, Robin Spencer, author

Title Savannas of our birth : people, wildlife, and change in East Africa / Robin S. Reid
Published Berkeley : University of California Press
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 396 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Searching for the middle ground -- Savannas of our birth -- Pastoral people, livestock, and wildlife -- Moving continents, new rocks, varying climate, and abundant wildlife: drivers of human evolution? -- Ecosystem engineers come of age -- Can pastoral people and livestock enrich savanna landscapes? -- When does coexistence between herders and wildlife turn into conflict? -- The Serengeti-Mara: "wild Africa" or ancient land of people? -- Amboseli: "cattle create trees, elephants create grassland" in the shadow of Kilimanjaro -- The Kaputiei plains: the last days of an urban savanna? -- Ngorongoro: a grand experiment of people and wildlife -- Savannas of our future: finding diversity in the middle ground
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, East.
Pastoral systems -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, East.
Savanna ecology -- Africa, East.
Savannas -- Africa, East.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520954076 (electronic bk.)
9780520954076 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)