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The Sahara : past, present and future

Author: Jeremy Keenan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
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Examines the Sahara, from the earliest (prehistoric) times through the 'historical' period. This collection covers palaeoclimatology, history, archaeology (cultural heritage), social anthropology,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Keenan
ISBN: 0415411467 9780415411462
OCLC Number: 137282966
Notes: "This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies"--Preliminary page.
Description: 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The climate-environment-society nexus in the Sahara from prehistoric times to the present day / Nick Brooks, Isabelle Chiapello, Savino di Lernia, Nick Drake, Michel Legrand, Cyril Moulin and Joseph Prospero --
2. Writing trans-Saharan history : methods, sources and interpretations across the African divide / Ghislaine Lydon --
3. The North African factor in Tajdeed tradition in Hausaland, Northern Nigeria / Mukhtar Umar Bunza --
4. The question of 'race' in the pre-colonial Southern Sahara / Bruce S. Hall --
5. Conceptualising the Sahara : the world of nineteenth-century Beyrouk commerce / E. Ann McDougall --
6. Approaches to the archaeology and environment of the Sahara : the Fazzan project, 1997-2002 (briefing) / David Mattingly --
7. Garamantian agriculture and its significance in a wider North African context : the evidence of the plant remains from the Fazzan project / Ruth Pelling --
8. Cultural heritage and conflict : the threatened archaeology of Western Sahara / Nick Brooks --
9. Incoming tourism, outgoing culture : tourism, development and cultural heritage in the Libyan Sahara / Savino di Lernia --
10. Funerary monuments and horse paintings : a preliminary report on the archaeology of a site in the Tagant region of South East Mauritania --
near Dhar Tichitt / William Challis, Alec Campbell, David Coulson and Jeremy Keenan --
11. Looting the Sahara : the material, intellectual and social implications of the destruction of cultural heritage (briefing) / Jeremy Keenan --
12. Mauritania : a Saharan frontier-state / Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem --
13. From Tamanrasset : the struggle of Sawaba and the Algerian connection, 1957-1966 / Klaas Van Walraven --
14. Clerics, rebels and refugees : mobility strategies and networks among the Kel Antessar / Alessandra Giuffrida --
15. The struggle for Western Sahara : what future for Africa's last colony? / Laura E. Smith --
16. Nationalism, identity and citizenship in the Western Sahara / Pablo San Martin --
17. The UNDP, the World Bank and biodiversity in the Algerian Sahara / Dina Giurovich and Jeremy Keenan --
18. Libya's Saharan destiny / George Joffe --
19. Waging war on terror : the implications of America's 'new imperialism' for Saharan peoples / Jeremy Keenan.
Other Titles: Journal of North African Studies.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Keenan.
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