Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516203409

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 4674

A basic overview of the history, geography, climate, and culture of South Africa.
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Author: Mel Friedman

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531218259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7587

Describes the landscapes, plants, animals, history, and current conditions and ways of life of the continent of Africa.
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True Stories From a Safari Guide

Author: Mark C. Ross

Publisher: Miramax Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 2643

On March 1st, 1999, American safari guide Mark Ross was camped with four clients in Uganda, searching for endangered mountain gorillas. By days end, two of these clients and six other tourists were dead at the hand of Rwandan rebels slipping across the border from Congo. As a man who loves East Africa, Ross felt betrayed by this horror that made headlines around the world. He writes, The continent has always been the love of my life. Now there is trouble between us. Dangerous Beauty is the story of that love and that trouble. Ross is one of the most seasoned and skilled safari guides at work in Africa today, and he writes here about his close-hand encounters with danger and natural beauty in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. He describes his walks in the bush and the way he teaches his clients to read the unearthly silences and stillnesses in the wind that signify trouble. He writes about deadly charges by elephants, encounters with lions, cheetas and Cape buffalo, and the electric excitement of witnessing the mass migrations of wildebeest and zebras. He writes in detail about the terrible events of 1999 and their aftermath. Ross also conveys the tranquility of dawn in the wild, and the times when the extraordinary loveliness of the land and its power bear down on the guide and his safari companions.
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A True Story of Survival

Author: Dean King

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759509696

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 667

A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara. The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair. Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.
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True Story!

Author: Herman Wasserman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253222117

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 1167

"A much needed media history and political and social assessment of a genre that is currently very much the subject of conjecture."---Sean Jacobs, University of Michigan --
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A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris

Author: Michael Allin

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385334117

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 1404

Describes how the first giraffe seen in France was captured in Africa and transported thousands of miles to Paris in a plan by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, who hoped his gift would persuade Charles X not to interfere in his war with the Greeks
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A True Adventure

Author: Dennis Hubbard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783068280

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 3358

Dennis Hubbard was a naïve 21 year old when he arrived at a small mining town called Broken Hill in tropical Northern Rhodesia, where he spent the next two years. They were to become the greatest and most formative of his life. Together with his best friend Fred, he became involved in expeditions deep into the African bush, first on pedal cycles and then in a 1946 Flying Standard motor car. They paddled a kayak on the lake adjacent to Mulungushi Dam, where they had first-hand encounters with the dangerous native wildlife – such as crocodiles and hippos – and many other near altercations with elephants, buffalo and baboons. Dennis and Fred were recruited to the local Police Reserve and Dennis was shocked to see the segregation and discrimination that existed at the time. He befriended some local Africans, contrary to firm advice from many other white people in Broken Hill. Eventually, Dennis became truly absorbed into the colonial way of life just as the sun was setting on the British Empire. He used his rifle several times and became very familiar with the seemingly endless and beautiful savannah lands that surrounded Broken Hill. Towards the end of his stay in Africa, there was a heated romance with great tragedy in store for both Dennis and Fred, the horrendous circumstances of which will have the reader asking whether this is really a true story – unfortunately, it certainly is. Dennis was initially reluctant to share his story, and has so far kept this desperately tragic end of his stay in Africa a deep, dark secret... Until now. The Tragic Romance of Africa is a compelling combination of travel writing and memoir that also gives a unique and rare insight into a snapshot of Africa’s history. It’s a book that at times reads like a novel due to its hard-to-believe content, and an account that is often hilarious, occasionally touching, sometimes moving but ultimately harrowing, set in a bygone age of colonialism, racism, exploitation and adventure.
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Author: Isak Dinesen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443432954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1152

In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.
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The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060735880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1378

A biography by the author of The Sewing Circles of Herat traces the establishment of Stewart Gore Browne's feudal paradise in northern Rhodesia, his marriage to the daughter of the woman he loved, his support of independence, and his contradictory nature. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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A True Story from Africa

Author: Jeanette Winter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546386

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A slender, realistic story of a young man's coming of age, Very Far Away from Anywhere Else is one of the most inspiring novels Ursula K. Le Guin has ever published.
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Photographs by David Sacks

Author: David Sacks

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342172

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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True Africa showcases the best and worst of what orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa live with everyday. Is there poverty? Yes. But there is also beauty, dignity, a generosity of hospitality, and joy. Extreme poverty is an assault on human dignity, but at the end of the day it is no match for the human soul. Dignity can be obscured, beaten down, and dressed in tatters, but its essence remains. If you are perceptive, you will see it. Professional photographer David Sacks is a master at drawing out these qualities in his subjects. He shows that people—both children and adults—are not defined by the outer shell of their adversity. So put aside all your preconceived notions about the calamities Africa may or may not be facing and enjoy this photographic journey into the beautiful and joyful people who live there.
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A True Story from Africa

Author: Xan Hopcraft,Carol Cawthra Hopcraft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689835396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Ten-year-old Xan tells about the life of Dooms, the cheetah which became his pet and lived with his family in Kenya, Africa.
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Based on a True Story

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547532844

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4027

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
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An Informal Analysis

Author: Matthew T. Momon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477133313

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 3322

This book is designed to assist the advanced mathematics and science students through the maze of the Ancient World/Hellenistic World/ Classical World and its flow into the Modern World. This book will not only put critical events in perspective but also in their true chronological order. This book will give the reader knowledge of the history of the Mediterranean World from the Persian Empire to the 1883 A.D. discovery of electricity and beyond. From the seven wonders of the ancient world to ancient warfare and ancient machines of war and peace to Africa’s development and implementation of the disciplines of mathematics, all engineering sciences, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, statistics, medicine, masonry, technology, ethics, political science, metaphysics, astronomy, astrology and philosophy. In general, the reader will be introduced to a world that was developed and maintained by the mind of the African. This way of thought has maintained the world up to the modern age. Most importantly, the reader will learn through deductive and inductive reasoning where the origin of the western world really begins—who educated whom, when this education took place, where it took place, how long this educational environment lasted, the manner in which the professors and master teachers were treated, when the course of the world changed, who changed it, how it was changed and why. If the reader is tired of “keep your eyes on the prize!” and wants to know what the prize is and whether or not the African deserves the prize, then read this book and be informed.
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The Real Story of China in Africa

Author: Deborah Brautigam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191619760

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 5152

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.
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Author: D. V. Georges

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516012872

Category: Africa

Page: 44

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Briefly describes Africa's regions: the Middle East countries, the Sahara, the equatorial rain forest, the west coast, east Africa, island countries off the southeast coast, and southern Africa.
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True Stories from the Author of I Dreamed of Africa

Author: Kuki Gallmann

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060954833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 788

Lyrical, beautifully written tales of life in Africa Africa evokes a deep sense of mystery. It is a place that retains what most of the world has lost: space, roots, traditions, awesome beauty, true wilderness, rare animals, and extraordinary people. In this wonderful and haunting collection of stories, Kuki Gallmann writes of her life in Africa, where every day brings challenge and adventure. African Nights is a treasury of memories, in which fascinating people and places are brought to life. The healing powers Africa can have on those who embrace the land as a place of mystery, superstition, danger, and beauty.
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The True Story of South Africa's Unwanted Children

Author: Dianne Lang

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143433306X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 628

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This book is a passionate cry from the heart. From the heart of someone who has given almost everything she has to the cause of justice and happiness for heavily-abused children and for HIV/AIDS sufferers, and from the heart of the real, here-and-now, South Africa - no pretence, no frills, exactly as it is, with supporting evidence. The people are all real people, with their real names; the incompetence, the neglect of duty, the corruption, the malevolence, the despair - and the goodness, the tenderness, the devotion to a cause, the trust and the joy - are all real. Writing the book has been an extremely draining and highly emotional experience, and this inevitably shows through in much of the text. But it had to be written, because the terrible failings of the 'system' have to be exposed, because the author needed the catharsis, and above all because the lives - and deaths - of these deeply hurt but irresistible children needed to be recorded and remembered. Here there is little for your comfort and much cause for the beloved country to cry.
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A True African Story

Author: Bonginkosi Gama

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479728047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 54

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At what point does one begin to pursue a dream? This question has preoccupied my mind for the past two years, and hence it has ignited the inspiration to write this book about my father, who, at the very tender age of fourteen, seemed to have known what he wanted to accomplish with his life. Themba Delani Jeremiah Gama was his full name. He was born in Kwa Mafahlwane, a rural village which is 30 km away from the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) small town called Newcastle (South Africa), on12 February 1942. Throughout his life, he compared his life to that of Moses in the Holy Bible whose purpose was to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and lead them to the Promised Land (Canaan). Simply put, my father s main mission in life was to deliver his family from poverty to a better life. From his whole life, I learnt the following principles: Focus on the end results. Sacrifice is inevitable. Share your dream with your partner. Passionately work hard towards your dream. Take responsibility for your actions. Be honest in all your dealings. Have faith to achieve your dream. Patience is rewarded.
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How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa

Author: Howard W. French

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 8623

Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.
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