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Africa's Great Lakes /

by National Geographic Maps (Firm); National Geographic Society (U.S.).
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2011Description: 1 map : col. ; 51 x 79 cm., folded to 13 x 20 cm.Other title: Title on verso: Great Rift Valley : dynamics of life in the Albertine Rift.Subject(s): Land cover -- Great Lakes (Africa) -- Maps | Great Lakes (Africa) -- Maps | Geology -- Great Rift Valley -- Maps | Africa, Eastern -- Maps | Biodiversity -- Great Rift Valley | Maps | Thematic mapsSummary: "Africa's Great Lakes are a shimmering outline of the Great Rift Valley. Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi are among the world's ten largest lakes. The Great Lakes proper usually include Victoria and the lakes that curve to its west, but remarkable lakes also trace other arms of the complex Great Rift Valley, from Ethiopia down through Kenya and Tanzania. The western arm of Africa's Great Rift Valley, the Albertine Rift, embraces such rich and varied habitats that its wildlife diversity is unparalleled on the continent. With deep freshwater lakes filling the valley's spine, the Albertine spans mountains, marshes, savannas, and active volcanoes. The geologic forces that created this rift valley are still in motion, mostly visible at its center, around Lake Kivu"--Publisher.
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MAP MAP ML-MAPRM G8322.G7 2011 .N3 (Browse shelf) Available

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"Supplement to National Geographic, November, 2011"

"Printed September 2011"

Map of "Realms of the Albertine", inset map of population density, ancillary maps of geological changes and volcanism, text, and col. ill. on verso.

"Africa's Great Lakes are a shimmering outline of the Great Rift Valley. Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi are among the world's ten largest lakes. The Great Lakes proper usually include Victoria and the lakes that curve to its west, but remarkable lakes also trace other arms of the complex Great Rift Valley, from Ethiopia down through Kenya and Tanzania. The western arm of Africa's Great Rift Valley, the Albertine Rift, embraces such rich and varied habitats that its wildlife diversity is unparalleled on the continent. With deep freshwater lakes filling the valley's spine, the Albertine spans mountains, marshes, savannas, and active volcanoes. The geologic forces that created this rift valley are still in motion, mostly visible at its center, around Lake Kivu"--Publisher.

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