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
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reader, John
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT20
LC item number
.R43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Geography
Label
Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, in 1997"--Page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 745-783) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm37527649
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 801 pages
Isbn
9780679738695
Lccn
97036892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37527649
Label
Africa : a biography of the continent, John Reader
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, in 1997"--Page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 745-783) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm37527649
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 801 pages
Isbn
9780679738695
Lccn
97036892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37527649

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