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Title:Man-water relations in the East Central Sudan
Author:Graham, A.
Book title:Environment and land use in Africa / ed. by M.F. Thomas & G.W. Whittington
Year:1969
Pages:409-445
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:water
agriculture
Abstract:This study attempts to show the relationship between man and water in a semi-arid environment. It deals with the way in which limited supplies of drinking water affect the distribution of settlement, the way of life of the people concerned and consequently the use that can be made of the land. It tries to show too something of the human respons to changes in the water supply and how this in turn can result in a radical alteration in the economic exploitation of the area. While it is essentially a study of the area of some 7.000 sq. miles in the eastern Sudan, the A. thinks that at least some of the points and problems may have relevance to other parts of the continent. The people - The physical environment - Rainfall - Relationships between water and man in Gedaref - Agriculture - The physiographic regions - The mechanized crop production scheme - Settlement in the plain - Conclusions. Bibl., maps, tables.
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