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East African Geographical Review - Volume 1971, Issue 9, 1971
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Volume 1971, Issue 9, 1971
Author J.P. OcittiSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 3 –10 (1971)More Less
A new geography syllabus for the East African Certificate of Education has recently been approved. It is scheduled to be introduced for study at form three level of a secondary school in January 1972, and to be examined for the first time in November 1973. Because it differs so radically in several ways from the ""old"" Cambridge Oversea School Certificate geography syllabus, many questions have been asked about it: why a new geography syllabus at all? What principles guided its formulation? What are its objectives, scope, recommended teaching approach and methods of examining it? It is with these simple but fundamental questions that this article is chiefly concerned. 1
Author S. NieuwoltSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 11 –24 (1971)More Less
During 1969 the Zambian Department of Meteorology opened a number of new rainfall stations in the vicinity of Lusaka. This raised the total number of stations within a distance of about 30 km from the city to 25. Some stations did not produce complete records, but for most of the 1969/70 rainfall season data are available for at least 18 stations in the Lusaka region.
Author Allan S. PottsSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 25 –34 (1971)More Less
In many hydraulic and hydrological problems as well as in the design criteria for certain engineering structures, for example, dams, culverts and storm drainage systems, the prediction of maximum precipitation amounts occurring over short periods of time in a given number of years is of fundamental importance. With certain structures a very high safety factor is necessary and predictions of the maximum precipitation or maximum flood of short duration are based on the physical upper limits of precipitation producing agents, which vary from region to region. Studies based on the maximum limits of concentrated storm rainfall estimate ""Probable Maximum Precipitation"" (PMP) by storm maximization techniques. Such studies have been undertaken for East Africa by Sansom (1953) and Lumb (1970).
Author E.H.N. MukangaSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 35 –44 (1971)More Less
This study is an attempt to show the problems of water supply and water use in a small rural area in southeast Uganda. Firstly it aims at mapping all the water sources in the area. Secondly it aims at showing the distances travelled to water sources, the modes of transport and the vessels in which water is carried; the labour involved in fetching water and finally how water is used in homes.
Author Swanzie AgnewSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 45 –57 (1971)More Less
The fisheries industry of Malawi is fortunate in having ready access to Lakes Malawi, Malombe and Chilwa and to the Shire river, the now regulated outlet to Lake Malawi, in which two hundred species of fish are recorded. Seven major groups of fish concern the industry and of these the Tilapia species, a bream-like fish of firm palatable flesh, is of the greatest importance in both local and commercial fishing and is usually sold fresh to consumers. The catfish or mlamba, is usually smoked before being sold and the several species of small shoal fish are sun-dried. 1
Author B.W. LanglandsSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 59 –68 (1971)More Less
In August 1969 a population census of the whole of Uganda was undertaken. This was the most accurate census yet taken for the country, and in a slight measure the 45.7% increase in the population number may have arisen from the improvement in counting since the previous census in September 1959. As yet only provisional census figures have been produced, but as these have been widely publicised with figures going down to the sub-county level, it may be assumed that the subsequent final figures may differ only slightly from these. The most readily available source of population numbers is given in an electoral constituency commission report1, but the areas of each sub-county given in this source need to be used with caution, especially in the vicinity of lakes, as much open water is included.
Author R.T. JacksonSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 69 –78 (1971)More Less
This essay does not pretend to originality in either ideas or information. In view of the dearth of geographical writings in English on Madagascar,1 however, it does attempt to draw on some of the many available French and Malagasy sources2 to bring together some aspects of agricultural development since independence in Madagascar.
Author A.H. JonesSource: East African Geographical Review 1971, pp 79 –86 (1971)More Less
Whenever geographers delve into the sphere of modernization studies they face a number of basic problems. Firstly, not many geographers, (or other social scientists) have made overall studies of the phenomenon. There are studies of urban systems and central place hierarchies, of patterns of agricultural development and innovation of distributional patterns of various individual phenomena which come under the general heading of 'modern', but only recently have geographers made an attempt to descriptionbe the spatial mechanisms of the modernization process as a whole. Secondly, although geographers often find such problems distasteful, there is a fundamental problem of definition. It is even difficult to lay down fundamental attributes of 'Modernization'. In spite of this, subjective ideas of the phenomenon appear to correspond fairly closely. There is thirdly the problem of whether one is examining the spatial attributes of modernization itself, or those things which bring about modernization, or indeed the resultant changes in spatial organization which take place as a consequence of the modernization process. Some studies already carried out seem to be trying to measure all of these three together.