Special Features:In-depth coverage of the whole of sections D and F of the BLS syllabus: Agriculture; Forestry; Mining; Power Production; Processing and Manufacturing Industries and Tourism and Population Studies. Coverage of section E, Rural and Urban Settlements with reference to the wider region of Africa south of the Sahara. Background coverage of Physical Geography (Section B) and how factors such as relief, climate and vegetation affect human activity and development. Use of case studies to illustrate the major themes of the book: the development of land for agriculture; the operation of different agricultural systems; the exploitation of forests; the extraction of minerals; the location and development of industries and the development of tourism, for example. Exercises within each chapter designed to help students consolidate the information provided in the text. Extensive use of maps, diagrams, photographs and charts.
Physical background; agriculture in the savannas; cereals in South Africa; tropical rain forest; cocoa; coffee forests; highland crops; irrigated and plantation agriculture; pastoralism; minerals; fuel and power; transport; ports and towns; tourism; population; industry.