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Desert Frontier

Ecological and Economic Change Along the Western Sahel, 1600-1850

ISBN: 9780299143305

Publication Date: Sep 1994

Format: Hardback

A study of the ecological and economic impact of desertification along the southern edge of the western Sahara. A climatological trend toward increasing aridity has forced the desert 300 kilometers to the south, transforming ethnic identities and ways of life along the Western Sahel.

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Illustrations 8 halftones, 4 maps
Date Published 30 Sep 1994
Publisher The University of Wisconsin Press
Subject/s Meteorology & climatology  
James L. A. Webb, Jr., is an associate professor of history at Colby College in Maine. He is the author of Desert Frontier: Ecological and Economic Change along the Western Sahel, 1600-1850.

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