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Africa: Reader, John


Reader, John

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ISBN 10: 0792276817 / ISBN 13: 9780792276814
Published by National Geographic Society, 2001
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean, crisp and unmarked. Dust Jacket in mylar cover; not price clipped. Ex-library with usual markings. Attached check-out slip indicates book is new and unread. Bookseller Inventory # 00764

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Title: Africa

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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The companion volume to a PBS-TV miniseries combines full-color photography with a fascinating text to capture the diverse landscapes, wildlife, and peoples of Africa, from the Sahara of northern Africa to the Southern Veld, from Kilimanjaro to the Niger River. 75,000 first printing.

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Reader, in Africa: a Biography of the Continent (1998), wrote a powerful, scholarly account tracing the origins of the first Homo sapiens and their subsequent migrations throughout the world. He returns to the theme that "we all belong to Africa" in his latest title, a sweeping, lushly illustrated companion volume to an upcoming PBS series scheduled for broadcast in September. Divided into sections devoted to geographical regions (savanna, desert, mountains, coast, etc.), the text, illustrated with Michael Lewis' stunning photos, offers glimpses into regional ways of life, always noting how people have adapted to local climate and land. Although the author ends each chapter with a profile of a contemporary individual, his fascination for evolutionary processes shows throughout the book; readers looking for portraits of urban African life may be disappointed. But providing an all-inclusive overview of a continent's people and cultures is an impossible task, and Reader and Lewis offer a beautiful, lively, and opinionated volume, dense with information, while remaining accessible to a wide age range. Gillian Engberg
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