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Africa

A Biography of the Continent

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Africa by John Reader
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A one-volume history of Africa which starts in geological pre-history and the formation of the continent. It spans; the ecology of the continent and the arrival of man; first settlement 30,000 years ago, the developments of the black population; the formation of tribes and animist religion etc; then white colonization, the slave trade, missionaries, gold and diamonds in South Africa, the scramble for colonies, and finally in this century, decolonisation and African nationalism. this massive book will be the result of four years research most of it in Africa.

Author Biography

John Reader is a writer and photojournalist with more than forty years professional experience, much of it in Africa. Born in London in 1937, he currently holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Anthropology at University CollegeLondon, and is a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Geographical Society. He is the author of Pyramids of Life, Missing Links: The Hunt for Earliest Man; Kilimanjaro; The Rise of Life; Mount Kenya and Man on Earth.
Release date NZ
November 5th, 1998
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
816
Dimensions
129x198x34
ISBN-13
9780140266757
Product ID
1710847

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