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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Wildlife Management in Africa

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2147 words.

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, with a total land area of more than nineteen million square kilometers (about 11.8 million square miles). It is home to more mammal...

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Tourism in Africa

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1954 words.

In 2002, twenty-nine million tourists traveled to Africa’s game parks, natural wonders, historic sites, markets, and beaches. Tourism accounted for approximately one-eighth of the...

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Until the Fires Stopped Burning

Charles Strozier.

September 2011; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 312 pages.

The author's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses the author has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and...

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Soils, Science, Society, and the Environment

Colin Robins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 15968 words.

Soils are the complex, dynamic, spatially diverse, living, and environmentally sensitive foundations of terrestrial ecosystems as well as human civilizations. The modern, environmental...

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Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

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Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

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