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  • The Pyramidsby Miroslav Verner

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique,... more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent... more...

  • Pyramids and Fleshpotsby Stuart Hadaway

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and the 'fleshpots' of Cairo. Actually they faced appalling heat, abrasive sand, poor rations and water shortages. In the desolation of the Western... more...

  • Die Entdeckung Ägyptensby Thomas Beckh; Gregor Neunert

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 20.87

    Die Faszination für Ägypten ist ein Jahrhunderte altes Phänomen. Doch das Land am Nil wurde erst im 19. Jahrhundert wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Die Ägyptologie gewann mit immer mehr Entdeckungen schnell an Ergebnissen und Anhängern. Thomas Beckh und Gregor Neunert stellen hier die wichtigsten Urväter dieser Wissenschaft vor. Denn die Geschichte ihrer... more...

  • Die Entdeckung Ägyptensby Thomas Beckh; Gregor Neunert

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 20.87

    Die Faszination für Ägypten ist ein Jahrhunderte altes Phänomen. Doch das Land am Nil wurde erst im 19. Jahrhundert wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Die Ägyptologie gewann mit immer mehr Entdeckungen schnell an Ergebnissen und Anhängern. Thomas Beckh und Gregor Neunert stellen hier die wichtigsten Urväter dieser Wissenschaft vor. Denn die Geschichte ihrer... more...

  • Travels in West Africaby Mary Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...

  • The Rough Guide to West Africaby Richard Trillo

    Rough Guides 2008; US$ 34.99

    The Rough Guide to West Africa in epub format is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to one of the world's hardest - and most rewarding - regions for travel, covering the 15 visitable countries from Mauritania to Cameroon in fifty percent more detail than its only competitor. Each chapter of the Rough Guide includes thoroughly researched... more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...

  • Africa - An Incredible Journeyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    The incredible journey started without any planning whatsoever. One dreary, cold, wet English evening we were really fed up with the typical English winters. We took out a map of the world, opened it on the table, then my husband closed his eyes and stuck a pin randomly in the map. This was where we would go. Well, it was Africa, Zambia to be exact.... more...

  • The Fortunes of Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their... more...