Africa: Fandex Family Field Guides

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Africa

What do you know of Liberia and the American idealists who founded it? What do you know of Rwanda, the Sudan, Mogadishu? What do you know of the rare wild life of Madagascar, the Olduvai Gorg, Nelson Mandela and apartheid, the Pygmies, Timbuktu? What do you know of Congolese rain forests, Ethiopia's ancient Solomonic Dynasty, and Libya's Great Man-Made River, one of the world's most ambitious Engineering projects? A hand-held encyclopedia, AFRICA brings the wonders of ...

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Overview

Africa

What do you know of Liberia and the American idealists who founded it? What do you know of Rwanda, the Sudan, Mogadishu? What do you know of the rare wild life of Madagascar, the Olduvai Gorg, Nelson Mandela and apartheid, the Pygmies, Timbuktu? What do you know of Congolese rain forests, Ethiopia's ancient Solomonic Dynasty, and Libya's Great Man-Made River, one of the world's most ambitious Engineering projects? A hand-held encyclopedia, AFRICA brings the wonders of this vast continent—people, geology, wildlife, history, folklore, and politics—to your fingertips. Includes dozens and and dozens of full-color illustrations, vital stats (capital, currency, flag and languages) and a map for every country.

  • 50 INDIDIVIDUALLY DIE-CUT CARDS
  • FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
  • KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
  • FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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Part of the "Fandex Family Field Guide" series, this is the first to take on an entire continent. It does so with aplomb, using its fifty die-cut and smoothly maneuverable cards to highlight each nation, including the island republics of Cape Verde and Madagascar. Under each bold and distinctive header image can be found standard almanac statistics: former names, date of independence, capital, languages, population, religions, etc. Also highlighted are the country's flag, its shape—and more useful, its location within the continent. What follows are brief and surprisingly lucid essays on the country's history. Since much of the continent was developed under 19th-century colonialism, the aggregate makes for fascinating reading. The only modest discrepancies to be found were not noting that Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River is shared by both Zimbabwe and Zambia, and not including English as one of South Africa's primary languages. Small druthers for a project that is useful, attractive, and should fascinate both kids and adults into boning up on Africa. A bonus map of the entire continent is included in the package. 2005, Workman Publishing, Ages 8 up.
—Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761139782
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: Fandex Family Field Guides Series
  • Edition description: CARDS
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Katis is a former producer for the Discovery
Channel and is the author of Fandex®Washington, D.C.
She lives in San Francisco.

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