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Amazing places in Africa (Extended edition): Ruins and restoratio...
by Joan Johnson

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August 20, 2017

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<strong>Amazing Places in Africa<br />(Extended edition)</strong><br />Ruins and restoration of the ancient continent<br /><br /><strong>This is an expanded and revised edition of the book on the wonders of Africa.<br />This book will allow you to travel a little bit around Africa.<br />We will plunge into the wonderful world of the antiquities of Egypt and Tunisia, learn the history of the Victoria Falls and rip apart the secrets of the Valley of the Kings.<br />What is the great Sphinx in itself? Was the largest African dam built? Is Tomb of Tutankhamun still dangerous?<br />Read and you will know everything!</strong><br /><br />It contains additional information about the pyramids and the ancient city of Nefta.<br /><br />For a wide range of readers<br /><br /><br /><strong>Introduction</strong><br /><br />Africa is the second largest continent, and its area is about 22% of the total territory occupied by land.<br />Including the disputed territory of Western Sahara and the adjacent island states, Africa has 54 independent states.<br /><br />At present, the population of Africa is about one billion people. Over the past forty years, there has been a real demographic explosion, and therefore the average age of the population on this continent is relatively low. In many African countries, half the population has not reached the age of 25 years.<br /><br />Africa is located most centrally in relation to the world coordinate system. It is crossed by the zero meridian (0 degrees longitude) and the equator (0 degrees latitude).<br />Although the population of Africa is about 16% of the world's population, a quarter of the languages that exist on the planet are spoken only in Africa.......<br />
The Memoirs of Paul Kruger: Four Times President of the South Af...
by Paul Kruger

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English

Pages

186

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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<b> “The redoubtable and indomitable Kruger emerges with his individuality unimpaired, his rugged style unspoiled, his faith in his own cause unshaken ... a true and striking autobiography ... an important history.” - The Literary World</b><br /><br />Among the autobiographies published in 1902, the first place must be given to “The Memoirs of Paul Krüger, Told by Himself.” Kruger represented the Boer ideal of a Chosen Person appointed to govern a Chosen People. Kruger's passionate invective will find an echo in many a heart. <br /><br />Paul" Kruger (1825 – 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul he came to international prominence as the face of the Boer cause—that of the Transvaal and its neighbour the Orange Free State—against Britain during the Second Boer War of 1899–1902. He has been called a personification of Afrikanerdom, and remains a controversial and divisive figure; admirers venerate him as a tragic folk hero, while critics view him as the obstinate guardian of an unjust cause.<br /><br />His memoir was generally well received at the time of its publication:<br /><br />“The memoirs afford very interesting reading and throw considerable light on what may be styled the Boer side of the story.” - The Indian Review<br /><br />“It has the interest and value that always attaches to a record of things by the man who saw and did them.” - The Bookman<br /><br />“As the story of a remarkable life and the revelation of a powerful personality it is entertaining and instructive .” - The Speaker, the Liberal Review<br /><br />Born an Afrikander more than ten years before tho Great Trek in 1825, he learned the dreadful sweetness of property held in insecurity, and of civilization on the borders of a wilderness where a man might chance to be skinned alive. Cowherd, hunter, warrior, statesman, a burly Ulysses conferring alone with angry cannibals in their mountain caves, crossing the ocean to parley with the wisest and soapiest of Englishmen and Europeans, this Boer, disdainful of pocket-handkerchiefs, with the long, broad nose and fringed chin and the thumbless left hand, was more than Admirable Crichton to his fellow republicans. <br /><br />As a patriot he was marvellously patient and single-minded. The reverence for law which made him as a young man submit to be thrashed after a rhinoceros hunt because he had agreed to be thrashed if he was reckless, grew in him. Perhaps the most impressive feature of Mr. Kruger's memoirs is his unfailing belief, from the first knowledge he obtained of the British nation, that England coveted the territory of the burghers and would stick at nothing to obtain it. <br /><br />His lion hunts, his Kafir wars, the part he played in the internal disputes of Church and State in his own country, his longdrawn resistance to foreign designs, all these helped to harden a temperament naturally domineering. When it was the custom to deny this old man any single virtue, and ladies made little models of his features into pincushions, Mr. Kruger, who killed five lions single-handed, was taunted with his cowardice by Cockney journalists who had never in their lives seen any animal more formidable than a London bus horse.<br /><br />Whatever may be our opinions as to the justice of the Boer cause, we cannot wonder, after reading this defense of his position, based on documentary evidence, at the support that President Krüger received from his own people, nor can we despise the patriotic motives that inspired their heroic resistance to the British power. <br /><br />
Hunters Three: Sport and Adventure in South Africa (1895)
by Thomas Wallace Knox

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English

Pages

198

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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<b>“Great sport it is that the three hunters have with lions, elephants, alligators and serpents; but not so great that two young women cannot take part in it, and finally bag two of the hunters.” - The Book Buyer</b><br /><br />Thomas Wallace Knox (1835 - 1896) was a big game hunter, journalist, famous author, and world traveler, known primarily for his work as a New York Herald correspondent during the American Civil War. As an author, Knox wrote over 45 books, including a popular series of travel adventure books. In 1895, he published the true story of his big game hunting adventures in Africa, "Hunters Three: Sport and Adventure in South Africa."<br /><br />Down to quite recently it was the custom for hunting parties of from two to five or six men to club together, buy an outfit, and go up-country on a hunting-expedition. If they are fairly successful the sale of the ivory and skins obtained on the expedition will cover all the expenses of it, and frequently leave a liberal profit to be divided at the end of the tour. It was an expedition of this sort which brought together the heroes of our story, "Hunters Three," and we will leave the reader to ascertain by perusal of the narrative the various adventures through which these young men passed.<br /><br />And it was a similar expedition, though made with less expectation of profit, that went out from Walvisch Bay to give two British women a chance at the big game of South Africa. Somehow the steps of these two expeditions trended in the same direction, and led to their meeting as detailed in the opening chapters of the narrative. That somebody should fall in love with somebody else as a result of the meeting was naturally to be expected. <br /><br />Knox's book of adventure was well received at the time of its publication:<br /><br />"’Hunters Three—Sport and Adventure in South Africa’ promises another treat for the many readers of Col. Knox's writings. The name of the author alone will bring the volume into the hands of a waiting and appreciative circle of readers.” - Sunday School Library Bulletin<br /><br />“It is full of thrilling adventures ...” - Public Opinion<br /><br />“A story of sport and adventure in South Africa, equal in interest to anything Knox has written. The two hunting parties will be eagerly followed through their various and thrilling adventures. That two of the hunters are young and charming women only adds to the interest of the story.” The Churchman<br /><br />Although Knox entered Africa with the goal of hunting big game often it appeared that the roles were reversed. In describing hand to hoof combat with a water buffalo, Knox writes:<br /><br />"The buffalo could not get at me because the branches were too stout and too close together to enable him to get his horns under them, and for the same reason he could not get near enough to trample me with his hoofs. He walked round and round that tree, evidently trying to figure out some way of extracting me from that hole. Horns and hoofs were of no use, but he managed to insert his nose among the branches, and pounded me pretty hard with it . . ."<br /><br />He writes of being chased by an enraged elephant:<br /><br />"He trumpeted viciously. I looked back over my shoulder, and saw his trunk elevated in the air, and the animal coming on at full speed. .... It was the elephant's turn to think he had me now, as he whirled and followed at a great rate. Before reaching the foot of the hill I turned my horse quickly to one side, and the elephant, unable to stop, went crashing by me ..."<br /><br /> Knox describes his method of bagging the last of his trophies in concluding his narrative:<br /><br />"We have become pretty well acquainted during our sojourn, and I have no hesitation in asking you, Miss Boland, to become my wife. Will you do so?" ... Miss Boland uttered the single word "Yes."
Diving in Mozambique
by , Ross Hofmeyr

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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The first guide to dives and diving in Mozambique that describes the best dive centres and resorts in the region and that details the following key information: facilities and equipment available, size of dive groups, length of dives, who leads the dives, distance to the launch site, the best time of year for diving, what there is to see and what health and safety precautions to take.
The LawDog Files: African Adventures
by D. Lawdog

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English

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152

Publication Date

August 10, 2017

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LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a Sheriff's Deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. But long before he put on the deputy's star, he grew up in Nigeria, where his experiences were equally unforgettable. In THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES, LawDog chronicles his encounters with everything from bush pilots, 15-foot pythons, pygmy mongooses, brigadier-captains, and Peace Corp hippies to the Nigerian space program.<br /><br />THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES are every bit as hilarious as the previous volume, as LawDog relates his unforgettable experiences in a laconic, self-deprecating manner that is funny in its own right. Africa wins again, and again, and again, but, so too does the reader in this sobering, but hilarious collection of true tales from the Dark Continent.
Cairo: The City Victorious (Vintage Departures)
by Max Rodenbeck

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English

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320

Publication Date

October 04, 2017

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From a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, here is a dazzling cultural excavation of that most ancient, colorful, and multifaceted of cities. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Saladin to Napoleon, Cairo--nicknamed "the Victorious"--has never ceased reinventing herself.<br /><br />With intimate knowlege, humor, and affection, Rodenbeck takes us on an insider's tour of the magnificent city: its backstreets and bazaars, its belly-dance theaters and hashish dens, its crowded slums and fashionable salons, its incomparably rich past and its challenging future. <b>Cairo: The City Victorious</b> is a unique blend of travel and history, an epic, resonant work that brings one of the world's great metropolises to life in all its dusty, chaotic beauty.
TEA IN TRIPOLI: A Memoir
by Bernadette Nason

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English

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322

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August 21, 2017

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Broken by divorce, debt, and workplace sexual harassment, twenty-six-year-old Bernadette Nason is hanging by a thread. When her cat is run over by a garbage truck, Nason makes an impetuous decision. With almost no travel experience, she grabs the first available overseas job and, within two months, finds herself in Libya. ‘Fitting in’ has never been her strength, yet here she is, the most unstable, self-loathing, slightly overweight fish ever to throw itself recklessly out of its own water. Move over, Bridget Jones, there’s a new, real-life idiot in town. <br /><br />Inspired by her expatriate adventures during Gaddafi's turbulent regime, c. 1984-85, Nason covers her thwarted desire to ‘fit in’, from bizarre daily life to terrifying confrontations with the Morality Police. Told with candor and wit, TEA IN TRIPOLI, follows a young woman’s attempts to escape her past on an extraordinary, often perilous, journey of self-discovery. It’s sure to resonate with anyone who has ever run away from problems instead of taking care of business.
AFRIQUE DU SUD 2018 Carnet Petit Futé (Carnet de voyage) (French...
by , Jean-Paul Labourdette

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French

Pages

378

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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Le carnet de voyage sur l'Afrique du sud a un format très pratique et une nouvelle maquette faisant la part belle aux photos. Destiné à tous les voyageurs qui partent en courts séjours et recherchent un guide complet au meilleur prix sur l'Afrique du sud. Il propose surtout des informations culturelles et de découverte : l'essentiel et plus ! Il est le compagnon idéal pour comprendre l'Afrique du sud et profiter au mieux de son séjour. Vous y retrouverez tous les bons plans pour optimiser votre séjour. Idéal pour le voyageur indépendant mais aussi le voyageur en groupe.
Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Jessica Lee

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture <LI><B>Over 102 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Discover Egypt, </I></B>a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions<B> </B>or Lonely Planet's<B> <I>Africa</I> </B>or<B> <I>Middle East</I> </B>travel guides,<B> </B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.<B> </B></LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
Service Disrupted: My Peace Corps Story
by Tyler E. Lloyd

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English

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285

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August 04, 2017

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Giving over two years of your life as a Peace Corps Volunteer is admirable, but giving up his life is more than Tyler Lloyd signed up for. Service Disrupted is an engaging memoir in which Tyler tells of his adventures and his eagerness to share his knowledge of gardening and agriculture with the kind and quirky villagers in Burkina Faso, Africa. But when he learns that his end of service medical exam showed a positive HIV test, Tyler’s mind becomes consumed with emotion, worry, and despair. The ups and downs will keep you reading to the end with a new respect for Peace Corps Volunteers and the African people. You’ll be both fascinated and saddened by the Sub-Saharan people who have become much more than a village to Tyler, as he awaits the answer to what his future holds.<br /><br />Get ready for the emotional story of a Peace Corps Volunteer who will enlighten you with the highs of his service and imprison you with the lows.<br /><br />- -<br /><br />Interested in hearing more stories from Peace Corps Volunteers? Visit mypeacecorpsstory.com and listen to current and returned volunteers tell their story on the My Peace Corps Story podcast.

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