Africa & the Middle East: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues Laurie Collier Hillstrom

ISBN: 9781576076927

Published: November 17th 2003

Hardcover

277 pages


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Africa & the Middle East: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues  by  Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Africa & the Middle East: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
November 17th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 277 pages | ISBN: 9781576076927 | 8.72 Mb

A concise yet thorough overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing the continent of Africa and the Middle East Africa and the Middle East. No words better conjure up Earths rich diversity of life. From the lions of theMoreA concise yet thorough overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing the continent of Africa and the Middle East Africa and the Middle East.

No words better conjure up Earths rich diversity of life. From the lions of the Serengeti to the gorillas of Rwanda, they teem with some of the most photogenic species on the planet. But Africa and the Middle East are also home to the worlds fastest-growing human population. How will the two co-exist in the 21st century? Africa and the Middle East, a new title in ABC-CLIOs World Environments Series, explains why. Examining both the rich biological heritage of the worlds second largest continent and the very serious human threats to it, Africa and the Middle East explores the impact global pollution and a burgeoning population are having on landscape and wildlife alike.

How is global warming responsible for the rapidly expanding Sahara Desert? The southward march of the Sahara - cause by climate change, overgrazing, and agricultural mismanagement - has threatened Sahelian and savanna species with a reduction in habitat. Can local populations be recruited to preserve threatened species? Over 80 percent of Madagasca



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