Population, Settlement and Development in Zambia

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  • Author :Prithvish Nag
  • Year of Publication :1990
  • ISBN: :9788170222682
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVII, 232
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Demography, Demography, Geography, Geography, International Studies, International Studies

About the Book :

Despite its curious bow tie shape, Zambia, the former Northern Rhodesia, is more fortunate than most other landlocked countries of Africa, because it has profited from the extraction of one major mineral resource, copper. A lower middle income country with only six million inhabitants and a per capita GNP of $ 580 (1983), it has closer economic parallels with southern Africa than in most of the countries with southern Africa than in most of the countries with the north. Its modest economic and considerable demographic growth has provoked changes in the spatial patterns of population and settlement, especially rapid urbanization with all its numerous attendant problems, such as those of housing, employment and the provisions of facilities and amenities. This study was taken up against an appeal of Dr. V.V. Giri, the then President of India, to help Zambia in planning and development. For preparing this book, the author carried out field work in Zambia apart from consulting various libraries in the world. The volume should be useful to Africanist scholars, in general, and persons involved in the study of population, demography, human settlements, development, planning urbanization, geography, sociology, history and the like, in particular.

About Author :

Prithvish Nag, (b. 1951), M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., is the Director of the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has been the President of the Indian National Cartographic Association, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centre, Institute of Indian Geographers, Indian Institute of Geomorphologists, Professor S.P. Chatterjee Memorial Foundation and Indian Geographical Foundation. At the international level, he was the Chairman of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), Commission on Population Cartography, UN/PCGIAP Committee on Institutional Strengthening for Asia and the Pacific, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM), Working Group on Data Standardization, and Full Member of the International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Population Geography, and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Geographical Information System. Dr. Nag was the Visiting Member of the Staff of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is an author and editor of over 35 books and 110 research papers. His well known books are Geography of India and Digital Remote Sensing. Dr. Nag was UN Consultant in Cartography in the Sultanate of Oman and the Surveyor General of India.