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The Resource Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader

Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader

Label
Africa : a biography of the continent
Title
Africa
Title remainder
a biography of the continent
Statement of responsibility
John Reader
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
TEF
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Reader, John
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT20
LC item number
.R43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Africa
Label
Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, in 1997, and subsequently in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1998"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 745-783) and index
Contents
Founding factors: Building a continent -- Transitions -- Missing links -- Origins and climate -- Humanity emerging: Real world -- Footsteps -- Cutting edge -- In the mind's eye -- Cool systems -- Out of Africa -- African options: On home ground -- Word of mouth -- Ancestral economies -- Human potential -- Climate and culture -- Beginnings of agriculture -- Renewable resources -- Pastoral scene -- Impact of iron -- African civilizations: Nile -- Periplus of the Erythraean Sea -- Aksum -- Cities without citadels -- Disease and affliction -- Successful harvests -- Implications of trade -- Outposts and inroads -- Merrie Africa -- Bananas and cattle -- Cattle and gold -- Foreign influences: "I speak of Africa and golden joys" -- Portuguese initiatives -- In search of Prester John -- Harnessed to Europe -- Nothing else to sell -- The Atlantic slave trade -- African slave traders -- Africa transformed -- Aftermath -- Climatic context -- Settlers: Settlers -- Black and white frontiers -- Zulu myths and reality -- Afrikaners -- Diamonds and gold -- Scramble: Imperial ambition -- African king -- Drawing the line -- Resistance -- Rebellion -- Invention of Africa -- First dance of freedom: Emergent elite -- Spoils of war -- First dance of freedom -- Dreams and nightmares
Control code
ocm42428466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 801 p.
Isbn
9780679409793
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)42428466
Label
Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, in 1997, and subsequently in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1998"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 745-783) and index
Contents
Founding factors: Building a continent -- Transitions -- Missing links -- Origins and climate -- Humanity emerging: Real world -- Footsteps -- Cutting edge -- In the mind's eye -- Cool systems -- Out of Africa -- African options: On home ground -- Word of mouth -- Ancestral economies -- Human potential -- Climate and culture -- Beginnings of agriculture -- Renewable resources -- Pastoral scene -- Impact of iron -- African civilizations: Nile -- Periplus of the Erythraean Sea -- Aksum -- Cities without citadels -- Disease and affliction -- Successful harvests -- Implications of trade -- Outposts and inroads -- Merrie Africa -- Bananas and cattle -- Cattle and gold -- Foreign influences: "I speak of Africa and golden joys" -- Portuguese initiatives -- In search of Prester John -- Harnessed to Europe -- Nothing else to sell -- The Atlantic slave trade -- African slave traders -- Africa transformed -- Aftermath -- Climatic context -- Settlers: Settlers -- Black and white frontiers -- Zulu myths and reality -- Afrikaners -- Diamonds and gold -- Scramble: Imperial ambition -- African king -- Drawing the line -- Resistance -- Rebellion -- Invention of Africa -- First dance of freedom: Emergent elite -- Spoils of war -- First dance of freedom -- Dreams and nightmares
Control code
ocm42428466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 801 p.
Isbn
9780679409793
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)42428466

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