Development in Africa: A Study in Regional Analysis with Special Reference to Southern Africa - Edited by L. P. Green & T. J. D. FairJohannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia throughout the text. Pages very gently age-tanned and the folding tables, all there, are now laid in.
Contains: Maps; Fold-out maps; References; Folding Tables;
From the cover: “Africa is in the grip of a revolution that is rapidly transforming its political, social and economic life, and the patterns of settlement and movement of its peoples. These revolutionary changes are infinitely complex, particularly because of the great contrasts obtaining from place to place in its physical environment, and the distribution and use of its natural and human resources. In this book, the authors seek to blaze a trail through this intricate maze, to uncover the basic principles and processes of development in Africa to-day.
In Part One, the essential contrasts in the continent’s social and economic development, area by area, are established in general, and its major development regions broadly determined. In Part Two, a more detailed study is made of Southern Africa as one of these regions. Increasingly refined techniques are employed to assess its own development possibilities region by region, and zone by zone within each region. In Part Three, certain critical areas and problems of local development are examined in still finer detail within this frame-work.
The book is offered as a contribution to the scientific analysis of development in contemporary Africa, and as a practical guide to those concerned with stimulating and planning its economic expansion.”