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Kenya (National Geographic Countries of the World)by Bridget Giles
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Welcome to Kenya, land of light and infinite variety. National Geographic will be your guide in Nairobi, and into the bush beyond.
Kenya's busy capital bustles with crowds, traffic and markets selling produce from the heartlands. Out in the bush, a myriad of tribal peoples, including the Maasai, live more traditional lives. Your African odyssey will take you to the soaring Mount Kilimanjaro. A climb to its snow-capped peak will lead you through five different ecosystems. Such diversity is common to Kenya's landscapes and is also reflected in the country's stunning array of wildlife. Lions, zebras, and wildebeest roam the land, while the great rivers teem with hippopotami and crocodiles.
The human history of Kenya is no less diverse. From the first footprints of humans, to the colonial rule of the British and the Germans, major change has been a constant in the progress towards independence in the 1950s and prosperity in the 1960s. The book concludes with a look at the modern-day challenges facing Kenya.
Neil Kagan is the former Publisher / Managing Editor and Director of New Product Development for Time-Life Books. Over his 30-year career, he created a wide range of Time-Life Books series including the award winning Voices of the Civil War, What Life Was Like and Our American Century. In 1990, he was the founding editor of Time-Life for Children, a division dedicated to creating educational series like the Time-Life Early Learning Program and Time Life Student Library. As an accomplished photographer and creative director, Kagan brings a strong vision to selecting images and combining them into photographic essays that tell compelling stories.
About the Author
Bridget Giles is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She has written and edited numerous books on Africa, its ethnic groups, history, and cultures.
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