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  • Born in Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 15.99

    From the author of The Fate of Africa : a dramatic account of the exploits of anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins more...

  • Born in Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind and the dawn of civilisation. Through a century of archaeological investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding of the beginnings of human life, although vital clues still remain hidden. In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the... more...

  • Diamonds, Gold, and Warby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 21.99

    Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world?s richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land.... more...

  • Elephant Destinyby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 14.95

    An illuminating history of one of the earth's most magnificent creatures—and a passionate plea to save it from extinction more...

  • Fortunes of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 19.99

    In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits... more...

  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 21.99

    The acclaimed biography by the author of The Fate of Africa —now with new chapters on Mandela?s post-presidential years more...

  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 15.99

    Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there. Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering... more...

  • Mugabeby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    By the author of The Fate of Africa : an updated and fully revised edition of "the best argued and best written indictment [of Mugabe] yet."— The Economist ]]> more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Meterby Meredith Martin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 41.95

    Why do we often teach English poetic meter by the Greek terms iamb and trochee? How is our understanding of English meter influenced by the history of England's sense of itself in the nineteenth century? Not an old-fashioned approach to poetry, but a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional field, "English meter" concerned issues of personal... more...

  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

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