Afrika bis 1850 by Adam Jones

By Adam Jones

++++ Band 19 der Neuen Fischer Weltgeschichte – eine Geschichte Afrikas jenseits aller Klischees, faszinierend und aktuell ++++

Bis heute sehen viele Europäer Afrika als »Herz der Finsternis«, als unbekannten, rückständigen Kontinent. Adam Jones zeigt in seiner faszinierenden, von der Steinzeit bis zum Kolonialismus reichenden Geschichte Afrikas, wie wenig dies der Realität entspricht. Von den Völkern der wüstenreichen Regionen im Norden über die zentralafrikanischen Gebiete mit ihren Savannen und Regenwäldern bis zu den Anrainern des Atlantik und des Indischen Ozeans schildert er die vielfältige Geschichte dieses Erdteils. Das moderne Afrika können wir erst verstehen, wenn wir seine vorkoloniale Entwicklung ernst nehmen und uns von europäischen Zuschreibungen lösen – used to be Adam Jones in beeindruckender Weise gelingt.

Die »Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte« ist die erste umfassende Universalgeschichte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Ihr stringentes Konzept setzt Maßstäbe, die Lesbarkeit ihrer Darstellungen erfüllt höchste Ansprüche. Die 21-bändige Reihe wird – wie ihre legendäre Vorgängerin – Standardwerk auf Jahre hin sein: in Schule, Studium, Weiterbildung, für alle wissenshungrigen Leserinnen und Leser.

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To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey through West Africa by Rick Antonson

By Rick Antonson

Timbuktu: the African urban recognized to legend as a land of students, beauty and secret, a golden age within the Sahara desolate tract. yet to many it's a vaguely recognizable identify – a flippant tag for “the so much distant position on earth.” With this fabled urban as his objective, writer Rick Antonson started a month-long trek. His preliminary plan? To get a haircut.

Aided via an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour educate trip, a swindling commute agent, “Third global, three-lane” roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat earlier than ultimately attaining Timbuktu. Rick narrates the heritage of this elusive vacation spot in the course of the teachings of his Malian consultant Zak, and encounters with stranded travelers, a camel proprietor, a riverboat captain, and the folks who name Timbuktu home.

Antonson’s eloquence and quiet wit spotlight the city’s myths—the centuries outdated capital and traveler’s dream—as good as its realities: A urban gripped by means of poverty, the place old treasures lie as regards to the sands of destruction. certainly, a few 700,000 historical manuscripts stay there, endangered. either a travelogue and a historical past of a spot lengthy forgotten, To Timbuktu for a Haircut emerges as a plea to maintain the earlier and open cultural dialogues on a world scale.

The moment version of this crucial e-book outlines the unstable political occasions in Timbuktu following the spring 2012 army coup in Mali and the following catch of town via Islamic extremists. actually, it's a race opposed to time to save lots of the city’s irreplaceable artifacts, mosques, and monuments, and to appreciate why Timbuktu’s previous is key to the way forward for Africa.

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House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in by Christina Lamb

By Christina Lamb

Publish yr note: initially released February fifth 2007
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A strong and very human perception into the civil warfare in Zimbabwe, targeting a white farmer and his maid who locate themselves on opposing aspects. One vivid morning Nigel Hough, one of many few closing white farmers in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, got the scoop he was once dreading – a crowd have been on the gate difficult he quit his domestic and land.

To his horror, his family's much-loved nanny Aqui was once on the head of the violent mob that then stole his home and imprisoned him in an outhouseBy tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui – wealthy and bad, white and black, grasp and maid – via intimate and relocating interviews, Christina Lamb captures not only the resource of a poor clash, but in addition her personal conviction that there's nonetheless desire for one in all Africa's most pretty international locations.

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Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks by James Delgado

By James Delgado

Top archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his hugely strange life's paintings: finding and exploring the world's most renowned shipwrecks.

Colorful characters, close to misses, and the fun of status — or floating — in history's footprints make for a hugely exciting examine the attention-grabbing background and glittering bounty underneath the waves.

Included are debts of Pearl Harbor, the sizeable, and Bikini Atoll, website of the world's first nuclear assessments.

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Writings on Empire and Slavery by Alexis de de Tocqueville, Jennifer Pitts

By Alexis de de Tocqueville, Jennifer Pitts

After finishing his examine for Democracy in the United States, Alexis de Tocqueville grew to become to the French consolidation of its empire in North Africa, which he believed deserving of comparable recognition. Tocqueville all started learning Algerian heritage and tradition, making journeys to Algeria in 1841 and 1846. He fast turned one in all France's top-rated specialists at the kingdom and wrote essays, articles, legitimate letters, and parliamentary studies on such different subject matters as France's army and administrative rules in North Africa, the folk of the Maghrib, his personal travels in Algeria, and the perform of Islam. all through, Tocqueville always defended the French imperial venture, a place that stands in rigidity along with his admiration for the advantages of democracy he witnessed in America.Although Tocqueville by no means released a book-length research of French North Africa, his quite a few writings at the topic supply as worthwhile a portrait of French imperialism as Democracy in the United States does of the Early Republic interval in American background. In Writings on Empire and Slavery, Jennifer Pitts has chosen and translated 9 of his most crucial dispatches on Algeria, which supply startling new insights into either Tocqueville's political suggestion and French liberalism's attitudes towards the political, army, and ethical elements of France's colonial growth. the amount additionally contains six articles Tocqueville wrote throughout the related interval calling for the emancipation of slaves in France's Caribbean colonies.

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Citizens of fear: urban violence in Latin America by Susana Rotker, Katherine Goldman

By Susana Rotker, Katherine Goldman

Voters in Latin American towns reside in consistent worry, amidst the most risky stipulations in the world. In that massive quarter, one hundred forty thousand humans die violently every year, and one out of 3 electorate were without delay or in a roundabout way victimized by way of violence. In Venezuela, adults are on commonplace ambitions of crime seventeen crimes of their lifetimes, 4 of that are violent. In Mexico, ninety seven percentage of all said crimes pass unpunished. Crime, in impression, is an undeclared warfare. voters of worry, partly, assembles survey result of social scientists who record the pervasiveness of violence. however the numbers inform merely a part of the tale. different participants current relocating testimonials through the victimized and through reporters masking the scene. a 3rd staff of essayists explores the results of the ensuing worry for either proposal and behaviour. As Susana Rotker writes, "The urban has been remodeled right into a house of vulnerability and danger...What i'm attracted to narrating the following is...the generalized sensation of lack of confidence that taints the Latin American capitals, the feeling that has replaced the methods humans relate to city house, to different people, to the kingdom, and to the very thought of citizenship. "

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Southern African Spiders: An Identification Guide by Martin R. Filmer

By Martin R. Filmer

Книга характеризует sixty three семейства пауков, которые присутствуют в регионе, встречаясь не только в пустынях, лесах, на морских берегах, но и в загородных домах. Пауки подразделены на строящих ловчие сети, живущих на почве и на растениях, что, вместе с графическими символами и черно-белыми диаграммами диагностических свойств, обеспечивает быструю и легкую идентификацию в полевых условиях. Каждое семейство характеризуется по местообитанию, поведению и потенциалу ядовитости, кроме того, приводятся наиболее оптимальные способы сбора пауков. Для видов, яд которых потенциально опасен для человека, указываются действие и рекомендуемые методы первой помощи. Книга будет полезным введением для всех, кто интересуется природой и хочет глубже взглянуть на будни пауков.Доп. информация: Файл является рипом с сайта Google Books. Этим определяется отсутствие некоторых страниц (до 20% от общего числа) и невысокое разрешение сканирования (около a hundred dpi).

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Churchill by Jacob Bannister

By Jacob Bannister

Winston Churchill possessed an iron will and a sophisticated moral sense. His staunch patriotism, tenacity, urge for food for a struggle, and, principally, his towering rhetoric encouraged the British humans to mount a gallant safety in their island state. Having set a brand new bar for nationwide heroism, he earned a spot within the pantheon of the world's maximum leaders.

Churchill, a fearless soldier, used to be a veteran of numerous battles and a rider in a single of Britain's final cavalry fees. He was once additionally a proficient author, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, whose battle reporting made his identify and whose books outlived him. A bon vivant who enjoyed his brandy and cigars, he used to be additionally a loyal husband whose marriage used to be a lifelong love affair. by way of any degree, Churchill used to be a giant.

But the guy was once faraway from excellent. He was once a hero, definite, yet a human one. He may be petty, irascible, and self-centered; it was once bred in his bone that white Englishmen have been born to steer the realm and all others to be led...

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