The Race for Timbuktu

The Race for Timbuktu
Author: Frank T. Kryza
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN: 006203037X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Race for Timbuktu Book Excerpt:

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City of Gold, not visited by Europeans since the Middle Ages, held the promise of wealth and fame for the first explorer to make it there. In 1824, the French Geographical Society offered a cash prize to the first expedition from any nation to visit Timbuktu and return to tell the tale. One of the contenders was Major Alexander Gordon Laing, a thirty–year–old army officer. Handsome and confident, Laing was convinced that Timbuktu was his destiny, and his ticket to glory. In July 1825, after a whirlwind romance with Emma Warrington, daughter of the British consul at Tripoli, Laing left the Mediterranean coast to cross the Sahara. His 2,000–mile journey took on an added urgency when Hugh Clapperton, a more experienced explorer, set out to beat him. Apprised of each other's mission by overseers in London who hoped the two would cooperate, Clapperton instead became Laing's rival, spurring him on across a hostile wilderness. An emotionally charged, action–packed, utterly gripping read, The Race for Timbuktu offers a close, personal look at the extraordinary people and pivotal events of nineteenth–century African exploration that changed the course of history and the shape of the modern world.

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu  The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures
Author: Charlie English
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 000812664X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures Book Excerpt:

‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Books of the Year ‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity... [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
Author: Neal Wyatt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007-05-14
ISBN: 9780838909362
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

From Babylon to Timbuktu

From Babylon to Timbuktu
Author: Rudolph R. Windsor
Publsiher: Windsor Golden Series
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Babylon to Timbuktu Book Excerpt:

Babel Unbound

Babel Unbound
Author: Lesley Cowling,Carolyn Hamilton
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN: 1776145917
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babel Unbound Book Excerpt:

In this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centers on the ideal of the public sphere. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk – or even to agree on who speaks, in what ways and where. In the 10 essays in this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from southern Africa combine theoretical analysis with the examination of historical cases and contemporary developments to demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. They propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. Babel Unbound examines charged examples from the Global South, such as the centuries old Timbuktu archive, Nelson Mandela as a powerful absent presence in 1960s public life, and the challenges to the terms of contemporary debate around the student activism of #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall. These show how issues of public discussion span both archive and media, verbal debates in formal spaces and visual performances that circulate in unpredictable ways.

No Go World

No Go World
Author: Ruben Andersson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2022-03
ISBN: 0520379152
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Go World Book Excerpt:

From the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands to the Sahara, images of danger depict a new world disorder on the global margins. With vivid detail, Ruben Andersson traverses this terrain to provide a startling new understanding of what is happening in remote "danger zones." Andersson takes aim at how Western states and international organizations conduct military, aid, and border interventions in a dangerously myopic fashion, further disconnecting the world's rich and poor. Risk-obsessed powers are helping to remap the world into zones of insecurity and danger, resulting in a vision of chaos crashing into fortified borders. Andersson contends that we must reconnect and snap out of this dangerous spiral, which affects us no matter where we are. Only by developing a new cartography of hope can we move beyond the political geography of fear that haunts us. From back cover.

The African British Long Eighteenth Century

The African British Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Tcho Mbaimba Caulker
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN: 0739134876
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African British Long Eighteenth Century Book Excerpt:

Tracing the development of British colonial administration in West Africa over the course of the long eighteenth century, Caulker illuminates the solidification of the administration as it goes through a learning process of power. This book analyzes the documents and treaties that the indigenous peoples of eighteen-century Sierra Leone made with their future British colonizers, and compares them with the writings of Adam Smith to uncover a colonial philosophy linking European economic success with the process of civilizing Africa through moral education. A discussion of other archival materials demonstrates the ways that an emerging anthropological science and pseudo-scientific methodology contributed to colonial ventures and exploration. The book concludes with an analysis of the postcolonial novel The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar, demonstrating that the study of this long eighteenth-century archive has as much to do with the present postcolonial era as it does with the period of African colonization.

The Ancient World

The Ancient World
Author: Sarolta Anna Takacs,Eric H. Cline
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 1317458397
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient World Book Excerpt:

Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms 10 000 Miles through Islamic Africa

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms  10 000 Miles through Islamic Africa
Author: Steve Kemper
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 039308406X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms 10 000 Miles through Islamic Africa Book Excerpt:

"Kemper’s majestic account of Barth’s journey restores the reputation of an explorer who was as passionate about science as he was about rigorous travel. It’s an enthralling adventure, captivatingly told." —Ziauddin Sardar, Times (London) In 1840 Heinrich Barth joined a small British expedition into unexplored regions of Islamic North and Central Africa. One by one his companions died, but he carried on alone, eventually reaching the fabled city of gold, Timbuktu. His five-and-a-half-year, 10,000-mile trek ranks among the greatest journeys in the annals of exploration, and his discoveries are considered indispensable by modern scholars of Africa. In this historical adventure, the first book about Barth in English, Kemper goes a long way toward rescuing this fascinating figure from obscurity.

The Rough Guide to West Africa

The Rough Guide to West Africa
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 1997
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN: 1405380683
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to West Africa Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to West Africa in epub format is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to one of the world's hardest - and most rewarding - regions for travel, covering the 15 visitable countries from Mauritania to Cameroon in fifty percent more detail than its only competitor. Each chapter of the Rough Guide includes thoroughly researched hotel and restaurant listings, sections on everything from food and language to media and sport, and thoughtful background on the environment, culture, history, politics and music. The introduction highlights the region's attractions and touches on its great range of cultural and scenic impressions. Sections on Arts and Crafts and Fruit and Food Plants offer fascinating information and useful advice. More than 160 accessible and accurate maps guide you from the urban jungle to beaches and mountains. And an extensive index references every place mentioned in the guide. Visit the author blog at http://theroughguidetowestafrica.blogspot.com for news, links and updates. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to West Africa

Code and Clay Data and Dirt

Code and Clay  Data and Dirt
Author: Shannon Mattern
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1452955425
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code and Clay Data and Dirt Book Excerpt:

For years, pundits have trumpeted the earthshattering changes that big data and smart networks will soon bring to our cities. But what if cities have long been built for intelligence, maybe for millennia? In Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been “smart” and mediated for thousands of years. Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt goes far beyond the standard historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Mattern shows that in their architecture, laws, street layouts, and civic knowledge—and through technologies including the telephone, telegraph, radio, printing, writing, and even the human voice—cities have long negotiated a rich exchange between analog and digital, code and clay, data and dirt, ether and ore. Mattern’s vivid prose takes readers through a historically and geographically broad range of stories, scenes, and locations, synthesizing a new narrative for our urban spaces. Taking media archaeology to the city’s streets, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt reveals new ways to write our urban, media, and cultural histories.

Mali

Mali
Author: Ross Velton
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781841622187
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mali Book Excerpt:

The third edition of Bradt’s Mali has been thoroughly updated, and includes new sections on Mali’s festivals, music and musicians.

Pioneers in Librarianship

Pioneers in Librarianship
Author: Christian A. Nappo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN: 1538148765
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers in Librarianship Book Excerpt:

Pioneers of Librarianship profiles sixty notable librarians who made significant contributions to the field. The achievements of the librarians profiled here are important because they shaped the field. Many of their theories, ideas, and contributions are still being utilized in libraries today.

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations
Author: Michael Shally-Jensen,Anthony Vivian
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2022-11-30
ISBN: 1440873119
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Lost Cities and Civilizations Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the span of human history—and plenty of prehistory—searching out prominent and fascinating examples of cities or broader civilizations that shifted from a position of influence to a lack thereof.

The African Repository

The African Repository
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Repository Book Excerpt:

Kalorama Shakedown

Kalorama Shakedown
Author: Robert Bruce Stewart
Publsiher: Street Car Mysteries
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN: 193871007X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kalorama Shakedown Book Excerpt:

Boodlers, and pikers, and sly boots, …oh my! It’s December 1901, when the paths of three of the era’s notable characters cross in the nation’s capital: the Wizard of Oz, the Countess von Schnurrenberger und Kesselheim, and Harry Reese, insurance investigator. Harry has come to Washington in order to solve a string of jewelry thefts. But first he must match wits with a throng of thirsty newspapermen, a pack of rapacious lobbyists, and a young devotee of the Wizard’s. And as is usual, his dear wife Emmie has her own agenda. . For more information on the series, please visit: HarryReeseMysteries.com keywords: mystery, humorous mystery, cozy mystery, funny mystery, historical mystery, Harry Reese Mystery, 1900, Washington, DC, P.G. Wodehouse, PG Wodehouse, parody, Edmund Crispin, Nick and Nora, Wodehouse mystery, free mystery, free wodehouse, The Thin Man, free, freebie

The African Repository and Colonial Journal

The African Repository and Colonial Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Repository and Colonial Journal Book Excerpt:

The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London

The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London
Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 558
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London Book Excerpt:

Includes list of members.

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society
Author: Royal Geographical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Book Excerpt: