By Joseph R. Oppong
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Grade 6-10-These available titles are generously illustrated with colourful photographs, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical information. they don't seem to be damaged all the way down to offer vast details on person countries, yet particularly talk about the areas as an entire. Oppong presents a close view of African geography, tradition, financial status, and political historical past. The e-book concludes with a long time line and a further-reading checklist that's heavy on different titles through the writer. Phillips does a superb activity of organizing every one subject through supplying transparent and defined info. The learn is definitely performed, and data and data are modern. The time line starts in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. priceless additions for learn and normal interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library approach, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL
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Perhaps 2,500 years old, these walls still stand today. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins, as this historic site is called, and other archaeological evidence, reveal cultures with highly advanced technologies. EARLY CULTURE HEARTHS A culture hearth is a source region of a particular culture or people sharing a common way of life. From here, new ideas or cultural practices diffuse, or spread to new areas. Cultural diffusion occurs in two main ways. First, people learn from each other as they observe their friends and neighbors.
Their husband makes the decision regarding the number of children he wants to have with each of them. Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality Life expectancy in African countries is much lower than in the rest of the world. Because of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, average life expectancy in 2004 was 49 years. In Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Botswana, life expectancy is less than 40 years. In 2004, the infant mortality rate in the African world was 88, meaning that 88 out of every 1,000 children born were expected to die before their first birthday.
Change the world as we know it. In Africa, the threat of global warming is a major concern. Increased drought and evaporation will dramatically affect household food security. In the extreme, this could lead to social disruptions and displacement of people because of drought. Also, global warming could extend the area at risk for malaria southward and northward into the Mediterranean climate region. Thus, a host of problems, including an increase in malaria and other tropical diseases, diarrhea, malnutrition, and acute respiratory infections, are forecast for the African world.
Africa South of the Sahara (Modern World Cultures) by Joseph R. Oppong