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Africa: History of Exploration and Adventure.

Jones, Charles H.

Published by Greenwood Press,London, 1970
ISBN 10: 0837149932 / ISBN 13: 9780837149936
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Title: Africa: History of Exploration and Adventure...

Publisher: Greenwood Press,London

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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0837149932 Near fine with very minor yellowing to edges of pages. Reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 00969

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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...and hardened in their pans; India-rubber, especially the prepared article in squares, became viscid, like half-dried bird-lime; 'Macintosh' was sticking-plaster, and the best vuleanized elastic bands tore like brown paper. During almost the whole year a violent cast wind sweeps from the mountains. There are great changes in the temperature, while tho weather apparently remains the same, and alternate currents of hot and cold air were observed. " The superiority of climate, and probably the absence of that luxuriant vegetation which distinguishes the eastern region, have proved favorable to the physical development of the races living in and about Ugogo. The Wagogo, and their northern neighbors, tho Wahumba, are at once distinguishable from the wretched population of the alluvial valleys, and of the mountains of Usagara; though living in lower altitudes, they are a fairer race--and therefore show better blood--than Wan-yam wezi. These two tribes, whose distinctness is established by difference of dialect, will be described in order. " Tho Wagogo display the variety of complexion usually seen among slave-purchasing races: many of them are fair as Abyssinians; some arc black as negroes. In the eastern and northern settlements they are a fine, stout, and light-com-plexioned race. Their main peculiarity is the suialluesa of the cranium compared with the broad circumference of the face at and below the zygomata: seen from behind, the appearance is that of a small half bowl fitted upon one of considerably larger bias; and this, with the widely extended ears, gives a remarkable expression to the face. Nowhere in Eastern Africa is the lobe so distended. Pieces of cane an inch or two in length, and nearly double the girth of a man's finger, are so disposed...

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