Tropical and sub tropical West Africa Marine and continental changes during the Late Quaternary

West Africa and the eastern Atlantic stretching from Mauritania in the north to Namibia in the south offer a large latitudinal stretch incorporating nearly symmetrical climatic gradients from the Equator. On the time scale of Quaternary Glacial and Interglacial cycles, today, we possess well-documented and recently published marine sedimentary records showing changes in oceanic and atmospheric circulations and terrestrial fluxes. Deep-sea sediment records contain a wide range of palaeoenvironmental indicators like oxygen and carbon isotopes, alkenones, foraminiferal and other planktonic assemblages over time periods up to and greater than 125,000 years. These are signals of temperature and circulation shifts and allow Interglacial and Glacial comparisons on a regional and inter-hemispheric scale. However, this effort to synthesize the existing knowledge cannot yet aspire to a global modelling. Linking with terrestrial records, albeit spatially patchy and generally lacking a firm chronology, this book points to shorter time scale chronologies from lakes, marshes and river deposits. Diverse and not very wellknown literature, both French and English, is reported here. Lastly, the book records recent knowledge of the first steps of human occupation of frequently hostile environments and considers the environmental impact of ancient and modern societies. * Covers the recent studies about marine Quaternary environments off West Africa, as well as continental Quaternary environments of tropical and sub-tropical West Africa (over 10,000 to 100,000 years) * Compares the parallel between palae-oenvironmental trends according to latitudinal gradients

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  • Author : P. Giresse
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 406 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080556031
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Tropical and sub-tropical West Africa - Marine and continental changes during the Late Quaternary

Tropical and sub-tropical West Africa - Marine and continental changes during the Late Quaternary
  • Author : P. Giresse
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 November 2007
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West Africa and the eastern Atlantic stretching from Mauritania in the north to Namibia in the south offer a large latitudinal stretch incorporating nearly symmetrical climatic gradients from the Equator. On the time scale of Quaternary Glacial and Interglacial cycles, today, we possess well-documented and recently published marine sedimentary records showing changes in oceanic and atmospheric circulations and terrestrial fluxes. Deep-sea sediment records contain a wide range of palaeoenvironmental indicators like oxygen and carbon isotopes, alkenones, foraminiferal and other planktonic

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa

Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa
  • Author : Bep Oliver-Bever
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 23 January 1986
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First published in 1986, this book describes the most important medicinal plants in tropical West Africa and similar humid tropical climates. After a short introduction about early traditional medicine, the bulk of the book gives an account of locally occurring plants, grouped by their medicinal actions. Plants that affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems are discussed, as are those with antibiotic, insecticidal and molluscicidal properties. Those which affect the hormonal systems of humans are catalogued and so are others that act

Hurricane of the Human Frame

Hurricane of the Human Frame
  • Author : Urmi Engineer
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 July 2021
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"This dissertation examines the history of epidemic yellow fever in New Orleans from 1796 to 1905. In New Orleans, the earliest recorded outbreaks of yellow fever appeared in the 1790s, in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution, and continued until 1905, when the U.S. Public Health Service intervened and enforced mosquito-eradication policies in the city. Framing the history of the emergence, spread, and decline yellow fever in New Orleans in a world historical context reveals how global events shaped the epidemiological history

Meteorology of Tropical West Africa

Meteorology of Tropical West Africa
  • Author : Douglas J. Parker,Mariane Diop-Kane
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 February 2017
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Meteorology of tropical West Africa: the Forecasters’ Handbook presents the science and practice of weather forecasting for an important region of the tropics. Connecting basic theory with forecasting practice, the book provides a unique training volume for operational weather forecasters, and is also suitable for students of tropical meteorology. The West African region contains a number of archetypal climatic zones, meaning that the science of its weather and climate applies to many other tropical regions. West Africa also exhibits some