Accession Number:

AD0661755

Title:

THE ECOLOGY OF MALNUTRITION IN NORTHERN AFRICA, LIBYA, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SPANISH SAHARA, AND IFNI, MAURITANIA. VOLUME VII,

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Corporate Author:

AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY NEW YORK

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Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

292.0

Abstract:

The book deals with five countries Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and two colonial territories Spanish Sahara and Ifni of North Africa that have many unifying traits, including a common religion, related cultures, and similar colonial histories. Moreover, the geography of this region, from the Senegal River to the Nile, offers similarities in each country or territory there is a littoral and a desert region separated from one another by a succession of fertile plateaus and arid mountains. In Mauritania and Spanish Sahara, however, the coast and the desert are almost contiguous. Commonly, the littoral food pattern is based on cereals and fruit the plateau diet on cereals, olives, sheeps milk, and meat and the desert diet on dates and camels milk. The major problem confronting these countries, though in differing degrees, is the scarcity of water resources. Precipitation is fairly ample along the coast, but inland, beginning at the fringe of the desert, rain falls very infrequently, and when it does is torrential, of short duration, and difficult to capture, store, and utilize.

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE