Africa

Travel and Exploration:Africa

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1 Morell, Virginia Blue Nile: Ethopia's River of Magic and Mystery
0792279514 / 9780792279518; Beautifully illustrated in color photographs, this vivid chronicle takes us down the Blue Nile from its source high on an Ethiopian mountain to the Sudan border, a trekking and river journey that has rarely been done and never before in one uninterrupted excursion. Steeped in history and adventure, it combines the thrill of whitewater rapids with a wonderful portrait of the ancient cultures and peoples who make their home beside this sacred torrent that rushes through some of Africa's most ruggedly beautiful country. Risky even today, with dangers that range from crocodiles to malaria to armed bandits, it's an unforgettable journey - and a wonderful introduction to a graceful, colorful people, their exotic land, and a proud tradition that has endured since the days of Solomon and Sheba >from jacket. 325 pages, including 16 pages of color photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Natl Geographic Society
Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Wier, Nevada; 
001324; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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2 Robertson, Struan; Operation Hunger (Organization) The Cold Choice: Pictures of a South African Reality
0865432171 / 9780865432178; This book is the record of four years' travelling with Operation Hunger teams around South Africa. The flip side of the glossy tourist-view of the country, this book shows South Africa as it is experienced by the majority of its people: A succession of tumbledown relocation camps and overcrowded townships with bad roads, no sewage, minimal clean water and no street lighting. Yet, in this depressing squalor, the author found something more rewarding than beautiful tourist views. 'When I began this project I expected to record suffering and injustice. There was plenty of both but what struck me was the resilience of the human spirit. Even in the worst relocation camps such as Tentergate or Padstowe I found people who not only managed to survive but to find hope and meaning in their lives. I was humbled by them'. Richly illustrated throughout the text. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Africa World Press
Trenton, NJ, 1991, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Robertson, Struan; 
001970; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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