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by John Reader

Author: John Reader
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin UK (January 5, 1999)
Pages: 816 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: lrf lit mobi lit

Africa: A Biography of t. .has been added to your Cart. This is one the most informative books ever written about Africa.

Africa: A Biography of t. Part of it is the fact that, believe it or not, there was a much greater supply of nutritious foodstuffs in Asia and Europe than in Africa, were they were generally limited to millet.

Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.

a masterly synthesis. Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike. Breathtaking in its scope and detail. -San Francisco Chronicle.

As a biography of the continent, this book presents Africa as a dynamic and exceptionally fecund entity, where the evolution of humanity is merely one of many developmental trajectories that are uniquely evident there. The narrative follows the development of the continent from its earliest manifestation to the present; it identifies the physical processes which have determined the course of the developmental progressions and, where relevant, defines the ecological context in which they occurred.

Africa is big. Enormous, really I mention these facts not because I learnt them from John Reader’s masterful history of the continent, but so that they may motivate you, as they did me, to learn more about. Enormous, really. I mention these facts not because I learnt them from John Reader’s masterful history of the continent, but so that they may motivate you, as they did me, to learn more about this utterly under-appreciated part of our world. You may of course be far less ignorant than I am about Africa - but I am certain you will still find this a worthwhile read. Reader’s book is audacious in its scope, spanning geology, ecology, archeology, and history.

Drawing on many years of African experience, John Reader has written a book of startling grandeur and scope that recreates the great panorama of African history, from the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the political upheavals facing much of the continent today. Reader tells the extraordinary story of humankind's adaptation to the ferocious obstacles of forest, river and desert, and to the threat of debilitating parasites, bacteria and viruses unmatched elsewhere in the world.

The ancestors of all humanity evolved in Africa, notes photojournalist John Reader at the beginning of this epic, panoramic overview of African . Africa, a Biography for Everyone. com User, February 20, 2000

Africa, a Biography for Everyone. com User, February 20, 2000. Considering the magnitude of his undertaking, Mr Reader did a superb job of covering his subject in nearly every aspect possible. Almost anyone with an interest in geology, geography, anthropology, ancient and recent history, political science or ethnography will find this book of interest in some aspect.

A history of Africa, following the development of the continent from its earliest manifestations to the late twentieth century; identifying the physical processes which have determined the .

A history of Africa, following the development of the continent from its earliest manifestations to the late twentieth century; identifying the physical processes which have determined the course of progress; and, where relevant, defining the ecological context in which those processes occurred.

This book shows how the world's richest assortment of animals and plants has helped - or hindered - human progress in Africa.

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Drawing on many years of African experience, John Reader has written a book of startling grandeur and scope that recreates the great panorama of African history, from the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the political upheavals facing much of the continent today. Reader tells the extraordinary story of humankind's adaptation to the ferocious obstacles of forest, river and desert, and to the threat of debilitating parasites, bacteria and viruses unmatched elsewhere in the world. He also shows how the world's richest assortment of animals and plants has helped - or hindered - human progress in Africa.