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By Thomas M. Leonard

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The Encyclopedia of the constructing World is a accomplished paintings at the historic and present prestige of constructing international locations. Containing greater than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses basically the years given that 1945 and defines improvement greatly, addressing not just economics but additionally civil society and social growth. Entries disguise crucial theories and measurements of improvement; relate ancient occasions, hobbies, and ideas to improvement either the world over and domestically the place appropriate; study the contributions of crucial people and firms; and element the development made inside geographic areas and through person nations.

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As always, Yvonne offered the encouragement, support, and understanding that only a wife could. This work is dedicated to her. Thomas M. Leonard xxxvii A ACID PRECIPITATION chemical reactions in water and soil, thus speeding the loss of nutrients or the buildup of toxic substances in forest soils, for example. Surprisingly, precipitation is naturally acidic, even when falling from pristine skies. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere dissolves into water vapor to produce carbonic acid—the same bubbly stuff that, in higher concentrations, makes up seltzer or soda water.

Thus, the African Diaspora encompasses a long history with multiple causes and many populations. The term ‘‘diaspora’’ was first used in Jewish history to describe the exile of Jews from Judea in 586 BC and Jerusalem in 135 AD and gained frequency after World War II as Jews fought for a homeland in Palestine. The term can be found in the Bible in Deuteronomy 28:25. The term as it was originally used implied an element of force behind the removal of peoples from their homelands. However, in its contemporary usage, it has come to describe any distinct population dispersed from its homeland into the world for any reason.

Contribution to Africa’s Development As with most development institutions in Africa, several of the ADB’s activities are geared toward poverty reduction through employment creation; infrastructure development; and investments in agriculture, rural development, human resources development, environmental sustainability, and good governance. Given the preeminence of agriculture in African economies, it is hardly surprising that the ADB considers its agricultural and rural development projects as top priorities, complemented with support for agro-based industries, small and medium-sized enterprises, and for micro and rural finance schemes.

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