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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.
What do you know of Zimbabwe’s glorious 11th-century civilization? The idealistic founding of Liberia and its long-standing democracy? What do you know of apartheid, Timbuktu, the gorillas of Malawi, Rwanda, the slave trade, Congolese rain forests, the Olduvai Gorge? An important addition to the Fandex line, Africa is the easy, one-hour encyclopedia for schoolkids, political junkies, readers intrigued by history and culture, and especially for African Americans.
Combining the irresistible, accessible die-cut Fandex format, dozens and dozens of full-color illustrations, and the cultural and natural marvels of 54 diverse countries, Africa is a wonder-filled addition to the series that has over 3.2 million copies in print. Here is the Asante people’s Golden Stool—an object so sacred that, when the British demanded it in 1896, the Asante handed over their chief instead. The Great Man-Made River, one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects to green the desert of Libya. Ethiopia’s ancient Solomonic Dynasty, the Zamrock pop music of Zambia, and the real Voodoo. Each card includes vital stats (capital, currency, flag, and languages) and a map on the back.
Combining the die-cut Fandex format, dozens of full-color illustrations, and the cultural and natural marvels of 54 diverse countries, "Africa" is a wonder-filled addition to the Fandex series. Each card includes vital statistics, and a map on the back.
About 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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