The the most extensive single-volume reference book on Malawi, covering a broad range of fields, including war, disease, the rise and fall of state systems, religious and socio-political movements, natural sciences, the environment, transport and the economy. Should be an essential companion of students, teachers, scholars and general readers interested in learning about, and understanding, the past and present of the Lake Malawi region. Praise for previous editions: "...well and succinctly documented..."LIBRARY JOURNAL "...fascinating and extremely readable..."REVUE CANADIENNE DES ETUDES AFRICAINES
Author Biography: Owen J. Kalinga is Professor of History at North Carolina State University. He is advisor to Encyclopaedia Britannica, with special responsibility for the Eastern African region. Cynthia Crosby researches social and economic developments in Eastern Africa, and Malawi in particular; her publications included a bibliography of Kenya and a chapter on the Malawi railways in "From Nyasaland to Malawi".