Describes the geography, climate, history, economy, culture, and people of Botswana.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Grade 5-10-A sympathetic portrait of the independent African nation. Laure begins with a chapter on geography, followed by three on history, then five dealing with aspects of present-day life. The black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions are well chosen and adequately captioned. The maps, however, provide no information on such subjects as rainfall, vegetation, land use, or minerals-topics heavily emphasized in the text-and some labels are hard to read. The writing is generally clear and concrete. A few Tswana words are effectively used. Although the history section includes details about the area's first white "explorers," the focus is on how the dikgosi (traditional political leaders) tried to keep their people's freedom, and on the effects of colonial rule on the Tswana. A few concepts, like concessions and native councils, are inadequately explained, but generally the complex story is well told. The later chapters are somewhat fragmented, with "Daily Life" incorporating a particularly wide range of subjects (library service is discussed under "Handicrafts"). Nonetheless, many aspects of economic development, education, health, and tourism policy are discussed, and there is a section on non-Tswana minorities. Botswana (Lerner, 1990) is an excellent alternative, but both books are worth having for their different emphases.
Loretta Kreider Andrews, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Children's Press (CT), 1993. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71904987
Book Description Children's Press (CT). Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2736036163
Book Description Childrens Press, Chicago, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated (illustrator). 2 nd. X-library with normal flaws.Reinforced binding.The hard cover has very light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # WW 00142
Book Description Children's Press (CT), 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG051602616X
Book Description Children's Press (CT), 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 051602616X