Wonders of the African World

Wonders of the African World

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Offers an illustrated journey through the history and contributions of Africa's lost civilizations, from the ancient pyramids of Nubia to the ruins of Ethiopia's Christian kingdom to the great library and university of Timbuktu.

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Traveling by camel, by dhow, by land cruiser and on foot, Gates (humanities and Afro-American studies, Harvard U.) takes us to 12 countries in search of Africa's magnificant past, the now neglected civilizations that in their day were as grand and sophisticated as any on earth. As he reveals the achievements that exploiters of the continent have ignored or denied for centuries, he introduces us to the variety of modern-day Africans and shows how the continent's past continues to be felt in the lives of many Africans today. Illustrated with 66 beautiful photographs, 132 illustrations in b&w and color, and seven color maps. Oversize: 10.50x10.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The companion volume to the PBS-television series offers a lavishly illustrated journey throught the history and contributions of Africa's lost civilizations, from the ancient pyramids of Nubia to the ruins of Ethiopia's Christian kingdom to the great library and university of Timbuktu. TV tie-in. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Knopf, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375402357
0375402357
Branch Call Number: 960 GATES
Characteristics: x, 275 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm

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Feb 02, 2010

History. Who wants to read about man's inhumanity to man?

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