Perspectives on the African environment, science and technology

The chapters in this volume were first presented at a conference held at the University of Texas at Austin (March 27-29, 2009) on the theme: Science, technology and the environment in Africa. The twenty-one chapters are divided into four parts. Part I, Revisiting African science and technology, provides historical background to the rest of the book with chapters by Aribidesi Usman, Elinami V. Swai, Olukayode Segun Eesuola, and Nelson O. Fashina. Part II deals with a cross-section of environmental issues and threats in Africa: environmental degradation in Nigeria (Monsuru Muritula), polluted Nigerian soils (T.O. Adejumo), accelerated food production in Nigeria (Mike O. Odey), improper sanitation habits in Nigeria (Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf and Ahmad Bawa Abdul-Qadir), science and technology and the language question (Ann Albuyeh), and an ecocritical perspective on Niyi Osundare and Tanure Ojaide’s poems (Ademola O. Dasylva). Part III addresses issues of ecology, science, technology and conflicts in postcolonial Africa: ecological roots of conflict in Kenya (Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o), the promotion of science and technology in Nigeria (Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi), sustainable architecture (Jolanda Morkel and Maria Leus), traditional architecture and enivronmental conservation among the Abaluyia of Kenya (Maurice N. Amutabi), climate change and sustainable development in Nigeria (Soji Oyeranmi). Part IV, African environment and conservation methods revisited, contains chapters on biofuels development (Ogundiran Soumonni), the role of folklore in environmental education in Yorubaland (I.A. Ademiluyi and R.A. Asiyanbola), managing filth in Nigeria (Nnenna George-Kalu & George Kalu), and gender, work and technology in rural Africa (‘Lai Olurode). [ASC Leiden abstract]

Title: Perspectives on the African environment, science and technology
Editors: Falola, Toyin
Amutabi, Maurice Nyamanga
Year: 2012
Pages: 426
Language: English
City of publisher: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: Africa World Press (AWP)
ISBN: 9781592218844
Geographic terms: Africa
Nigeria
Abstract: The chapters in this volume were first presented at a conference held at the University of Texas at Austin (March 27-29, 2009) on the theme: Science, technology and the environment in Africa. The twenty-one chapters are divided into four parts. Part I, Revisiting African science and technology, provides historical background to the rest of the book with chapters by Aribidesi Usman, Elinami V. Swai, Olukayode Segun Eesuola, and Nelson O. Fashina. Part II deals with a cross-section of environmental issues and threats in Africa: environmental degradation in Nigeria (Monsuru Muritula), polluted Nigerian soils (T.O. Adejumo), accelerated food production in Nigeria (Mike O. Odey), improper sanitation habits in Nigeria (Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf and Ahmad Bawa Abdul-Qadir), science and technology and the language question (Ann Albuyeh), and an ecocritical perspective on Niyi Osundare and Tanure Ojaide’s poems (Ademola O. Dasylva). Part III addresses issues of ecology, science, technology and conflicts in postcolonial Africa: ecological roots of conflict in Kenya (Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o), the promotion of science and technology in Nigeria (Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi), sustainable architecture (Jolanda Morkel and Maria Leus), traditional architecture and enivronmental conservation among the Abaluyia of Kenya (Maurice N. Amutabi), climate change and sustainable development in Nigeria (Soji Oyeranmi). Part IV, African environment and conservation methods revisited, contains chapters on biofuels development (Ogundiran Soumonni), the role of folklore in environmental education in Yorubaland (I.A. Ademiluyi and R.A. Asiyanbola), managing filth in Nigeria (Nnenna George-Kalu & George Kalu), and gender, work and technology in rural Africa (‘Lai Olurode). [ASC Leiden abstract]