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By Olaf Bubenzer (auth.), Olaf Bubenzer, Michael Bollig (eds.)

Landscape reviews supply a vital viewpoint into the interplay among people and their surroundings, laying off perception on social, cultural, and fiscal themes. The study explores either the best way that ordinary methods have affected the advance of tradition and society, in addition to the ways in which typical landscapes themselves are the manufactured from historic and cultural methods.

Most prior reviews of the panorama selectively curious about both the ordinary sciences or the social sciences, however the examine provided in African Landscapes bridges that hole. This paintings is exclusive in its interdisciplinary scope. over the last twelve years, the individuals to this quantity have participated within the collaborative examine heart ACACIA (Arid weather model and Cultural Innovation in Africa), which offers with the connection among cultural techniques and ecological dynamics in Africa’s arid areas.

The case reports offered right here come from usually Sahara/Sahel and southwestern Africa, and are all associated with broader discussions at the thought of panorama, and subject matters of cultural, anthropological, geographical, botanical, sociological, and archaeological curiosity. The contributions during this paintings are more desirable by means of complete colour images that placed the dialogue in context visually.

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