Reviews - What do customers think about Africa Environment Outlook: Our Environment, Our Wealth (No. 2)?
vast diversity May 7, 2007
If you are tired of reading superficial books about the environment, then this text is vastly different. Published by the United Nations, it surveys the environmental situation across Africa. An ambitious scope, to be sure, and which accounts for its hefty size.
The book is richly accompanied by numerous colour plates. Many taken by satellite, of coastlines and the interior. But there are also many photos of the people and scenery. Showing a vast diversity in ecosystems.
Each chapter has a well written summary of much scientific and economic fieldwork, and has a comprehensive bibliography of original source materials. The topics include deforestation, global warming, biodiversity and farming and fishing.