Savannas of Our Birth: People, Wildlife, and Change in East Africa (BOK)

Robin S. Reid

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This book tells the sweeping story of the role that East African savannas played in human evolution, how people, livestock, and wildlife interact in the region today, and how these relationships might shift as the climate warms, the world globalizes, and human populations grow. Our ancient human ancestors were nurtured by African savannas, which today support pastoral people and the last remnants of great Pleistocene herds of large mammals. Why has this wildlife thrived best where they live side-by-side with humans? Ecologist Robin S. Reid delves into the evidence to find that herding is often compatible with wildlife, and that pastoral land use sometimes enriches savanna landscapes and encourages biodiversity. Her balanced, scientific, and accessible examination of the current state of the relationships among the region's wildlife and people holds critical lessons for the future of conservation around the world.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Robin S. Reid
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520273559
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,5cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 714 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Geography, Conservation of the environment