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Grade 6-10-These obtainable titles are generously illustrated with colourful pictures, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical facts. they aren't damaged all the way down to offer broad info on person international locations, yet relatively talk about the areas as a complete. Oppong presents a close view of African geography, tradition, fiscal status, and political heritage. The publication concludes with a long time line and a further-reading checklist that's heavy on different titles by way of the writer. Phillips does an exceptional activity of organizing every one subject through supplying transparent and defined details. The learn is definitely performed, and knowledge and records are brand new. The time line starts in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. important additions for examine and common interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library process, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL

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Taking the train is cheaper than the bus, but she has to change at a junction midway through the journey. There is also the problem of robbery. On one occasion when she took the train, all the commuters in her car were robbed of their money by a gang of youths armed with knives. Since then, Judy vowed never to take the train again, but she does sometimes. The minibus taxi is by far the quickest mode of public transportation available to Judy. She takes it on the rare occasions when she runs late.

Today, energy and water access, sewage removal, transportation, and housing are severely limited. Although Lagos consumes 45 percent of Nigeria’s total energy, “knowing somebody” or paying a bribe is essential for finding basic services such as electricity and water. Moreover, the electricity supply is not dependable. Power outages that last up to eight hours are common. ” Rich people have generators, but crafty people may work together to lay cables and steal electricity from a government building nearby.

Thus, urban areas are growing more rapidly than industry or employment opportunities. ” Frequently, many of the new urban arrivals lack the education or skills that enable them to get a job in the urban area. 0699_ch04 6/4/05 7:54 AM Page 49 Population and Settlement Unemployment is high in rural Africa where most people depend on farming. High population pressure on the land means that increasing numbers of young people have no land for farming and thus, no jobs. At 11:00 in the morning, these young men have no income and nowhere to go.

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