On File TM is our award-winning collection of visual reference materials. Each On File TM depicts complex subjects in a way that both engages and informs students and researchers. These flexible resources fit into every curriculum. -- Instructors can use the pages for handouts, overheads, posters, and testing. -- Students can use them as quick sources of information, to reference curriculum topics, or to supplement their essays and reports. -- On Files TM are available in either binder or electronic format. Created to meet the major requirements of the National Geography Standards and updated periodically to remain a current source of information, the Regional Geography On File TM series assembles a contemporary, authoritative mosaic of the human and physical geography of the world's many nations. Arranged by Continent By integrating such diverse fields as demography, economics, and politics, each binder provides an interdisciplinary set of maps, charts, and diagrams: Maps: -- Political -- Administrative -- Physical Features -- Land Use & Agriculture -- Industry & Mining Charts & Diagrams: -- Fact Sheet & Government Chart: provides basic information, such as land area, current population estimates, terrain, religion, race and ethnicity, and government structure -- Timeline: outlines the nation's history and places it in context of world events -- Culture & Everyday Life Chart: describes prominent features of daily life, such as conversation, food, dress, family and friends, school life, and celebrations -- Economic Statistics: highlight the major trends that each country has experienced and is experiencing. Standard EconomicIndicators include GNP, GDP, Consumer Price Index, and Inflation data -- Demographic Indicators: include past and projected population growth, birth and death rates, age and gender breakdowns, religion, race, and ethnicity. This volume offers an interdisciplinary portrait of both the human and physical geography of Africa. The Contemporary Regional Issues section features: -- Languages and language groups -- Internal migration -- Decertification -- Deforestation -- Famine -- Interstate conflicts -- One-resource economies -- Population distribution and growth -- Ethnic groups -- Economic growth -- Religions.