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Africa, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Dr. Jocelyn Murray, Updated by Brian A. Stewart
  • From the Series: Cultural Atlases for Young People
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 11-3/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816068267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6826-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 960
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 96


Africa, Third Edition examines the history, culture, and geography of the African continent from past to present. The ancient kingdoms of Africa as well as the place the continent holds in the modern world are discussed in thorough detail. The first section explores the story of Africa prior to written records through the ancient Greek and Roman periods to the emergence of present-day African cultures and societies. The second section considers the individual countries that make up Africa today and presents a deeper examination of their histories. Topics covered throughout the book include the earliest humans, the slave trade, Christian missionaries in Africa, education and literacy, the Yoruba religion, Nigerian art, and mineral sources. Africa, Third Edition is filled with mesmerizing visual elements such as special feature maps, charts, documents, works of art, and examples of physical evidence that offer students invaluable insights into this astounding continent.


Full-color illustrations, photographs, and maps. Glossary. Timelines. Tables. Charts. Gazetteer. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Jocelyn Murray was born in New Zealand, where she trained as a teacher. After 13 years as a missionary in Kenya, she studied for a Ph.D. in African history at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1974 she became a research fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Since 1980, Dr. Murray had been involved in writing and editing work, principally about Africa, and was on the staff of the International African Institute in London.

Brian A. Stewart is currently completing a Ph.D. in southern African Stone Age archaeology at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, where he also lectures. He spent more than two years in South Africa doing archaeological research and fieldwork, and has traveled extensively throughout the continent.

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