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Africa's lakes : atlas of our changing environment.

Author: United Nations Environment Programme.; Belgium. Administration générale de la coopération au développement.
Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya : UNEP, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a combination of ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, and narrative based on extensive scientific evidence, this publication illustrates how humans have altered their surroundings and continue to make observable and measurable changes to the Africa's lakes and its environment. The publication underscores the importance of developing, harnessing and sharing technologies that help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Maps
Remote-sensing images
Material Type: Atlas, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: United Nations Environment Programme.; Belgium. Administration générale de la coopération au développement.
ISBN: 9280726943 9789280726947
OCLC Number: 71230488
Notes: "UNEP; Belgian Development Corporation."
Includes text.
Description: 1 atlas (viii, 90 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Contents: Africa's lakes --
People and lakes. Human influence on Africa's lakes: Population ; Mainstreaming culture and tradition in the management of Africa's lakes ; Human health --
water for health: taking charge ; Recreation and tourism ; Fishing ; Water withdrawal and irrigation ; Aquatic biodiversity and habitats ; Transboundary lakes and water resources issues --
Impacts on Africa's lakes. Case studies of Africa's changing lakes. Case studies: Lake Chad, Lake Victoria, Toshka project. Images of change: Africa's lakes: Africa's killer lakes ; Lake Alaotra ; Lake Al Wahda ; Lake Cahora Basa ; Challawa Gorge Reservoir ; Lake Chivero ; Lake Djoudj ; Lake Ichkeul ; Lesotho highlands ; Lake Manantali ; Lake Nakuru ; Lake Sibaya ; Songor Lagoon ; Lake Tonga --
Africa's lakes.
Other Titles: Atlas of our changing environment
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An atlas that focuses on the dramatic and, in some cases damaging environmental changes sweeping Africa's lakes.  Read more...

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