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The Making of Modern Africa

by Tunde Obadina

Africa is the only continent where poverty levels have risen in recent decades, and many of its countries suffer from humanitarian crises, political unrest, or both. Knowledge of Africas complex, often troubled past is crucial to understanding its current problems. The Making of Modern Africa outlines the continents rich and diverse history, from its imposing ancient empires, to the crippling effects of European colonialism, to the dictators and fledgling democracies of the modern era. The book will provide an invaluable overview for students.

Population and Overcrowding

by Tunde Obadina

Africa is the worlds poorest continent, and it also has the worlds fastest-growing population. Many observers have concluded that overpopulation is a root cause of Africas poverty, and that if the continent is ever to emerge from underdevelopment its rapid population growth will have to be slowed. This book examines those assertions, offering a wealth of statistical and other evidence to suggest that the link between African poverty and the size of Africas population is by no means definitive. The book also examines the important demographic trendssuch as rapid urbanization, elevated mortality rates from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and continued high fertilitythat will help shape African societies in the decades to come.

Poverty and Economic Issues

by Tunde Obadina

Desperate poverty is perhaps the greatest challenge facing Africa. Over the past 30 years, while the rest of the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, African countries have grown poorer. Today, more than 40 percent of the people living in sub-Saharan Africa subsist on less than $1 a day. This book explains the causes of Africas economic stagnation and discusses the many ways in which grinding poverty contributes to a reduced quality of life for Africans. The book also explores methods that current leaders and international organizations are using to help reduce poverty in Africa.

Religions of Africa

by Lora Friedenthal

While African religions are as diverse as the continent itself, most Africans can be placed in one of three groups: followers of traditional religions, Islam, or Christianity. Until the 20th century, religion was rarely a primary source of conflict. However, in recent years Muslim-Christian tensions have contributed to unrest in such nations as Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. This book is intended as an introduction to the practice of religion in Africa today. It provides a brief history of religious development in Africa, discusses the common religious practices in various regions of the continent, and explores the role of religion in current African conflicts.

Women in Anthropology

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of anthropology, the study of people. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in anthropology, from Jane Goodall to Zora Neale Hurston, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an anthropologist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Anthropology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in anthropology is something you want to do.

Women in Chemistry

by Kim Etingoff

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of chemistry. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in chemistry, from Alice Hamilton to Darleane Hoffman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a chemist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Chemistry to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in chemistry is something you want to do.

Women in Engineering

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of engineering. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in engineering, from Grace Hopper to GM executive Grace Lieblein, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an engineer and find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Engineering to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in engineering is something you want to do.

Women in the Environmental Sciences

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the environmental sciences. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in environmental science, from Rachel Carson to Lena Ma, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to work in the environmental sciences. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in the Environmental Sciences to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in environmental science is something you want to do.

Women in Information Technology

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of information technology. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in information technology, from Augusta Ada King to Radia Perlman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to work in information technology. Find out about the opportunities women in the field have today. Read Women in Information Technology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in IT is something you want to do.

Women in Medicine

by Kim Etingoff

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.

Women in Physics

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of physics. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in physics, from Shirley Ann Jackson to Lisa Randall, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a physicist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Physics to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in physics is something you want to do.

Women in Space

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of space exploration. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in space exploration, from Sally Ride to Mae Jemison, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to work in space exploration. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Space to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in space exploration is something you want to do.

Women Inventors

by Shaina Indovino

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including by creating new and incredible inventions. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women inventors, from Margaret Knight to Rachel Zimmerman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an inventor. Find out about the opportunities women inventors have today. Read Women Inventors to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women whose inventions have made their mark is something you want to do.

Women Who Built Our Scientific Foundations

by Kim Etingoff

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in building the foundation of our current scientific knowledge. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women who have changed our scientific understanding, from Marie Curie to Ellen Swallow Richards, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a leader in science. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women Who Built Our Scientific Foundations to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in science is something you want to do.

Building a Business in the Virtual World

by C. F. Earl

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. In the twenty-first century, almost every kind of business is being done online. Understanding how to build a business using the Internet is vitally important. In Building a Business in the Virtual World, you'll discover how companies are using the Internet to find success no matter what their business--and how you can too.

Business & Ethics

by James Fischer

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Understanding how to make a business that's not only successful but also good to customers, competitors, and the environment is more important than ever. In Business & Ethics, you'll learn how to start a responsible business, and the kinds of ethical choices businesses have to make.

Business Funding & Finances

by C. F. Earl

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Finding money to get your business going is one of the most important--and difficult--parts of starting a new company. Businesses can't run without money and having enough money to keep going can be tough, especially when you're starting. In Business Funding & Finance, you'll learn how you can find start-up money, and how to keep track of your finances once you're up and running.

Business & the Government: Law & Taxes

by Helen Thompson

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Understanding the laws and taxes that apply to your business is a big part of starting a successful company. In Business and the Government: Law and Taxes, you'll learn the ways government plays a big part in starting and running any new business.

Keeping Your Business Organized: Time Management & Workflow

by James Fischer

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Without organization, many businesses don't do as well as they could. If you don't keep your work schedules organized, you can quickly find things getting out of control. In Keeping Your Business Organized: Time Management & Workflow, you'll learn how to keep on schedule, and how you can keep your business running smoothly.

Managing Employees

by Helen Thompson

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Businesses big and small need to make sure workers are enjoying their jobs and staying focused. Without employees doing their jobs well, no company can succeed. In Managing Employees, you'll learn how keeping your employees happy, healthy, and working hard will lead to a successful business--as well as how to avoid problems with workers that can hurt your company.

Marketing Your Business

by C. F. Earl

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. Once you've started your business, it's not enough to wait for customers to come to you. You've got to get the word out so that people know your company. In Marketing Your Business, you'll learn the importance of marketing, and find out how your company can succeed with the right marketing.

Starting a Business: Creating a Plan

by James Fischer

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. One of the very first steps in starting a business is making sure you have the right plan. Without a plan, many businesses fail or can't reach the success they want. In Starting a Business: Creating a Plan, you'll learn why a plan is so important for a new business, and how to make a plan that suits your business.

Understanding Business Math & Budgets

by Helen Thompson

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though--and it doesn't get much more basic in business than dollars and cents! Knowing how much your company makes and how much it spends is a big part of knowing how you're doing. In Understanding Business Math & Budgets, you'll learn how important math is to keeping your business successful and what you need to keep a budget.

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?

by C. F. Earl

Are you interested in having your own business? Today, young people have never had more opportunities to build new and exciting businesses. Before you start your business, you'll need to know the basics, though. What is an entrepreneur? What is entrepreneurship? And what does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? In What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? you'll learn what it takes to start a new company and the kind of people who become entrepreneurs. Maybe you'll discover that you have what it takes too!

Banking Math

by Helen Thompson

If you've ever gotten a check for your birthday or saved money for something you wanted to buy, you've seen that even a little money can mean a lot of math. Understanding the math behind money and banking can help you save and spend wisely, even if you don't have much. In Banking Math, you'll learn about the numbers and arithmetic that are part of everyday life. Whether you're buying something at the store or saving for a vacation, math is a huge part of everyday life.

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