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Exploring Africa
     

Exploring Africa

by Hazel Mary Martell
 
Exploring Africa tells of the many people who helped to map this mighty continent. It follows their expeditions across the Sahara and Kalahari deserts, along the valleys of the Congo, Niger, Nile, and Zambezi rivers, through rainforests, over mountains and on vast lakes. You will read about why the explorers set out, how they traveled, hazards they encountered

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Exploring Africa tells of the many people who helped to map this mighty continent. It follows their expeditions across the Sahara and Kalahari deserts, along the valleys of the Congo, Niger, Nile, and Zambezi rivers, through rainforests, over mountains and on vast lakes. You will read about why the explorers set out, how they traveled, hazards they encountered on the way, native people they worked with, and more. Clear maps and superb reconstructions bring these journeys vividly to life.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8Two broad overviews for interested browsers. Polar Regions is the more successful book because the subject can be surveyed more easily by children curious about how exploration of these regions has progressed. Green begins with an explanation of what polar regions are. The remainder of the book offers two-page discussions of various efforts to locate, map, colonize, and cross the North or South Poles. The chronology begins with Eric the Red in A.D. 986 and continues through 1992-3. Africa begins with a two-page illustration of the continent before 1500 showing the trade routes among the indigenous peoples, followed by a two-page discussion of the northern African trading peoples. The next 16 topics address European exploration and colonization, concluding with a brief discussion of the African independence movements. The text covers so much territory that children with little knowledge of history will gain only the most cursory understanding. A chronology from 814 B.C. to 1894 offers an overview, and the glossary offers some help with the variety of concepts required in such a brief glimpse into such a vast subject. In both books, the maps are well drawn and keyed, and the illustrations are adequate. The indexes will facilitate some use by report writers, but students will find encyclopedias more useful. Additional purchases for most libraries.Dorcas Hand, Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872264908
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Voyages of Discovery Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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