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Africa’s Many Natural Environments

Lecture no. 2 from the course: African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

Africa’s Many Natural Environments

Taught by Professor Kenneth P. Vickery | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Africa's varied geography includes savanna, desert, and rain forest, which are produced by the interaction of latitude, temperature, rainfall, elevation, and topography. This Lecture characterizes these zones by specific flora and fauna and by the potential to support human societies or harm them through disease.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Finding the “Lost Continent”
Finding the “Lost Continent”
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Africa’s Many Natural Environments
Africa’s Many Natural Environments
0 of 32 min
3
Image of A Virtual Tour of the Great Land
A Virtual Tour of the Great Land
0 of 28 min
4
Image of The Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Crops, Cattle, Iron—Taming a Continent
Crops, Cattle, Iron—Taming a Continent
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Kinship and Community—Societies Take Shape
Kinship and Community—Societies Take Shape
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Like Nothing Else—The Ancient Nile Valley
Like Nothing Else—The Ancient Nile Valley
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Soul and Spirit—Religion in Africa
Soul and Spirit—Religion in Africa
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Ethiopia—Outpost of Christianity
Ethiopia—Outpost of Christianity
0 of 30 min
10
Image of West Africa’s “Golden Age”
West Africa’s “Golden Age”
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The Swahili Commercial World
The Swahili Commercial World
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Great Zimbabwe and the Cities of the South
Great Zimbabwe and the Cities of the South
0 of 30 min
13
Image of The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Scope
The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Scope
0 of 28 min
14
Image of The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Impact
The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Impact
0 of 31 min
15
Image of South Africa—The Dutch Cape Colony
South Africa—The Dutch Cape Colony
0 of 31 min
16
Image of South Africa—The Zulu Kingdom
South Africa—The Zulu Kingdom
0 of 29 min
17
Image of South Africa—The Frontier and Unification
South Africa—The Frontier and Unification
0 of 30 min
18
Image of South Africa—Diamonds and Gold
South Africa—Diamonds and Gold
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Prelude to the “Scramble for Africa”
Prelude to the “Scramble for Africa”
0 of 29 min
20
Image of European Conquest and African Resistance
European Conquest and African Resistance
0 of 31 min
21
Image of Colonial Africa—New Realities
Colonial Africa—New Realities
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Colonial Africa—Comparisons and Change
Colonial Africa—Comparisons and Change
0 of 30 min
23
Image of The Lion Awakens—The Rise of Nationalism
The Lion Awakens—The Rise of Nationalism
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The Peaceful Paths to Independence
The Peaceful Paths to Independence
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Congo—Promise and Pain
The Congo—Promise and Pain
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Segregation to Apartheid in South Africa
Segregation to Apartheid in South Africa
0 of 30 min
27
Image of The Armed Struggles for Independence
The Armed Struggles for Independence
0 of 31 min
28
Image of The First Taste of Freedom
The First Taste of Freedom
0 of 30 min
29
Image of The Taste Turns Sour
The Taste Turns Sour
0 of 30 min
30
Image of The World Turns Down—The “Permanent Crisis”
The World Turns Down—The “Permanent Crisis”
0 of 30 min
31
Image of A New Dawn? The Democratic Revival
A New Dawn? The Democratic Revival
0 of 30 min
32
Image of The South African Miracle
The South African Miracle
0 of 30 min
33
Image of The Unthinkable—The Rwanda Genocide
The Unthinkable—The Rwanda Genocide
0 of 30 min
34
Image of The New Plague—HIV/AIDS in Africa
The New Plague—HIV/AIDS in Africa
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Zimbabwe—Background to Contemporary Crisis
Zimbabwe—Background to Contemporary Crisis
0 of 29 min
36
Image of Africa Found
Africa Found
0 of 31 min

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