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  • Africa South of the Saharaby Joseph R. Oppong

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    This new series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scale. Authors are educators who are trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national geography and social... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Ann Genova

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leoneby Magbaily C. Fyle

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 92.99

    This new edition is based primarily on recent research on the country, but covers the earliest known inhabitants, the colonial era, and the period of independence including the very confusing turmoil of the recent past. The chronology briefly traces its history and the introduction provides an essential overview of all the recent developments in the... more...

  • Aquitaine, Bordeaux, Bayonne & France's Basque Countryby Kelby Carr

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    A thoroughly detailed guide to this region of France, with full information on where to stay, how to get around, the history & culture, sights to see, and what to do. Following are a few excerpts from the guide. Some of Europe's most beautiful cities, stunning beaches and serene, vineyard-dotted countryside are in the Aquitaine region, yet it remains... more...

  • Uncertain Tastesby Jon Holtzman

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social... more...

  • Oil, Politics and Violenceby Max Siollun

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 34.95

    An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the ?Giant of Africa,? Nigeria, Africa?s most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa?s first superpower and a stabilizing... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Guineaby Thomas O'Toole; Janice E. Baker

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 84.99

    Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will find an introductory narrative accounting of Guinea's political and economic history, a chronology that... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Mauritaniaby Anthony G. Pazzanita

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 164.99

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on Mauritania. more...

  • Nigeriaby Daniel E. Harmon

    Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 42.00

    This text will help the reader discover the Niger River and its surrounding lands. Learn how life changed when the area became a British colony, and what has happened since the Nation of Nigeria gained its independence in 1960. more...

  • Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11by Robert Patman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This seminal work argues that the disastrous raid in Mogadishu in 1993, and America's resulting aversion to intervening in failed states, led to the Rwanda and Bosnia genocides and to the 9/11 attacks. more...