Africa

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by Wamfu
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
9,10

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Africa

How geography influenced the history of Africa

The Lions of Tsavo.

Victoria Falls

Sahara Desert

Africa is bordered by some of the harshest deserts on earth, the Sahara in the north, Namib and Kalahari in the south.

The Great Rift Valley in the east creates some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth, many of which are impenetrable.

The interior of Africa is a large plateau so the continent’s rivers tend to be fast moving as they flow to the coast creating many impassable rapids and waterfalls.

Africa has a tremendous variety of fascinating yet horrific diseases that have a very impressive track record of evolving with great efficiency to form resistance to human vaccines and other treatments. Because of these situations Europeans had an incredibly difficult time penetrating into the interior of Africa and thus fully exploiting its resources until they had the technology of the 20th century at hand.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Tsetse fly

Malaria


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