Kenya A Natural Outlook

Written By Paolo Paron
Kenya   A Natural Outlook
  • Publsiher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release : 03 August 2021
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
  • Pages : 374 pages
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Download or read book entitled Kenya A Natural Outlook by author: Paolo Paron which was release on 03 August 2021 and published by Elsevier Science Limited with total page 374 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Kenya is a thriving country in East Africa: its economy is largely based on the natural environment that frames the tourism sector, mainly through safaris and holidays on the coast. The natural environment also underpins the second largest industry: agriculture. Kenya's social, technological, and industrial developments are a reference for many neighboring countries. Kenya plays a leading role in Africa and attracts huge amounts of investments. Furthermore, the humanitarian community has made Nairobi its base for international headquarters and regional offices. This makes Kenya a possible model for development and investment in its widest sense. This book aims at updating the holistic view on Kenya's natural environment and resources. It provides a sound scientific introduction to this country's physical and socioeconomic setting and its evolution through time and will appeal to a broad audience of students - in Kenya and abroad - as well as those working in the development and humanitarian sectors and to international donors looking for a scientific compendium on Kenya's environment. Its structure and references allow the reader to deepen his or her knowledge of every theme touched on in the book. Combines different aspects of physical geography, water and soil resources and their management strategies Written by a blend of international and national experts Includes specific case studies

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya   A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Paolo Paron
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Kenya is a thriving country in East Africa: its economy is largely based on the natural environment that frames the tourism sector, mainly through safaris and holidays on the coast. The natural environment also underpins the second largest industry: agriculture. Kenya's social, technological, and industrial developments are a reference for ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Kenya is a thriving country in East Africa: its economy is largely based on the natural environment that frames the tourism sector, mainly through safaris and holidays on the coast. The natural environment also underpins the second largest industry: agriculture. Kenya’s social, technological, and industrial developments are a reference ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Dorothy Wanja Nyingi,Nathan Gichuki,Mordecai O. Ogada
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Freshwater ecosystems of Kenya are the lifeline of economic and social development; however, most of these are threatened or on the verge of collapse. The need to maintain them in their natural condition, reduce disturbance and conserve their biodiversity has been stressed in the face of severe drought, food insecurity ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Bernard K. Kirui
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Mangroves are important ecosystems in Kenya, producing goods and services of immense importance to the communities living adjacent to them. Their coverage is estimated at 46,590 hectares and is found along the 536km coastline which extends over 3° latitude from 1°42′ south to 4°40′ south. Mangroves are common features in protected bays, creeks, estuaries ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Petri K.E. Pellikka,Barnaby J.F. Clark,Alemu Gonsamo Gosa,Nina Himberg,Pekka Hurskainen,Eduardo Maeda,James Mwang’ombe,Loice M.A. Omoro,Mika Siljander
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : The indigenous cloud forests in the Taita Hills have suffered substantial degradation for several centuries due to agricultural expansion. Additionally, climate change imposes an imminent threat for local economy and environmental sustainability. In such circumstances, elaborating tools to conciliate socioeconomic growth and natural resources conservation is an enormous challenge. This ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Zoltan Balint,Francis Mutua,Peris Muchiri,Christian T. Omuto
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : A first step in any drought management system is to monitor the state and the evolution of the drought. This study addresses the problem of nonexistent operational drought monitoring systems and presents a new methodology for monitoring the evolution and severity of drought with the new, Combined Drought Index (CDI). ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Charles Maina-Gichaba,Enoch K. Kipseba,Moses Masibo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Natural disasters disrupt people's lives through displacements, destruction of livelihoods and property, deaths, and injuries. Consequently, they take back years of development, thus posing a major challenge to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals especially the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015 and Kenya's set development goals as contained ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : John B. Kyalo Kiema
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : This chapter begins with a synopsis of the basic concept of remote sensing with the various stages and interactions that characterize the entire remote sensing process described. A brief recapitulation of the status of stored water in Kenya is then presented. The monumental challenge facing many poor Kenyan households in ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Alfred Opere
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : The vulnerability of a water resource system to climate change is a function of a number of physical features and social characteristics. The physical features associated with maximum vulnerability of water resources in a region include the marginal hydrologic and climatic regime; high rates of sedimentation leading to reduction of ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Norbert Opiyo Akech,Christine A. Omuombo,Moses Masibo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : The oldest supracrustal rocks in Kenya are the Archaean Nyanzian meta-volcanics and the Kavirondian meta-sediments. These rocks are found to the west of the country in the areas adjacent to Lake Victoria. The Neo-Proterozoic Mozambique belt rocks occupy the central parts of Kenya. These are in most parts separated from ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Christian T. Omuto
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Soil is a natural resource that supports food production and numerous types of support to life on earth. It occurs on the earth’s surface as groups or types, which have special capabilities. To identify these capabilities, soil scientists have developed tools for mapping soil types in the landscape so ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Zachariah Kuria
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Comprehensive hydrogeological investigations of Kenya as country have been carried out within various geological settings that range from volcanic terrains and associated quaternary sediments, through sedimentary terrains of northern and coastal Kenya to areas underlain by metamorphic rocks. The objective of the study was to establish groundwater occurrence and distribution ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Christopher Oludhe
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : Energy is an important input in a country's development process since it provides the stimulus, drive and momentum for socioeconomic development. It forms one of the foundations on which the three key pillars of the Kenya Vision 2030 (Economic, Social and Political Governance) are anchored on. The country therefore needs to ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Mordecai O. Ogada,Dorothy Wanja Nyingi
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : This chapter examines the challenges facing the management of wildlife and fisheries in Kenya using the historical perspectives of the current systemic weaknesses therein. Statutory institutions managing wildlife and fisheries resources in Kenya still operate under the colonial ‘policing’ model that presumed absence of any local management capacity in situ. ...

Kenya A Natural Outlook

Kenya  A Natural Outlook
  • Author : Elijah K. Biamah,Jacqueline Kiio,Benjamin Kogo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780444595591
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Summary : In Kenya, environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been used to ensure that environmental management is integrated into project planning and decision-making with a view of achieving ecologically sustainable development. Best-practice EIA identifies environmental risks, lessens resource use conflicts by promoting community participation, minimizes adverse environmental effects, informs decision-makers, and helps ...