Botswana in Pictures


An overview of Botswana's geography and history, along with an exploration of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of this landlocked nation in southern Africa.

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An overview of Botswana's geography and history, along with an exploration of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of this landlocked nation in southern Africa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575059532
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Visual Geography Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Behnke is an editor and writer. She has written numerous books for children. Her Visual Geography Series ® titles include Afghanistan in Pictures, China in Pictures, Italy in Pictures, Japan in Pictures, North Korea in Pictures, and South Korea in Pictures. For the Biography® series, she wrote Jack Kerouac and Pope John Paul II. She has also written for the In America and Easy Menu series and wrote The Conquests of Alexander the Great for the the Fall 07 launch of Pivotal Moments.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Land 8


Rivers and Lakes


Flora and Fauna

Natural Resources and Environmental Challenges

Cities and Towns

History and Government 20

Early Inhabitants

Bantu Migration

Batswana Subgroups Form

Social Organization

Emerging Conflicts

British Missionaries Arrive

Colonial Rule

The Bechuanaland Protectorate

South African Pressures

World Wars

Seretse Khama and Independence

Political Parties Form

The Republic's Early Years

New Leaders

Ethnic Tensions and Ongoing Developments


The People 38

Ethnic and Language Groups

Daily Life



Cultural Life 46


Holidays and Festivals

Arts and Crafts


Music and Dance

Sports and Entertainment


The Economy 58

Services and Trade


Manufacturing and Industry

Agriculture and Livestock

Transportation and Energy

The Future

For More Information

Timeline 66

Fast Facts 68

Currency 68

Flag 69

National Anthem 69

Famous People 70

Sights to See 72

Glossary 73

Selected Bibliography 74

Further Reading and Websites 76

Index 78

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