Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students Edition 1. by John Middleton

By John Middleton

Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin 20 most sensible Bets for pupil Researchers 2002

Based at the scholarship within the acclaimed educational Encyclopedia of Africa, that's aimed toward collage and graduate scholars, this paintings provides Africa, from Egypt to Cape city and from prehistoric instances to the current day, in a layout that's inviting to highschool scholars. The 4-vol. set spans many disciplines with its articles on animals, meals, vacations and gala's, tribal teams, ecology, song and paintings, exchange and the economic system, geography, faith, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries. (20021101)

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Rich in natural resources, Angola has great potential for industry and economic prosperity. However, since independence, frequent civil unrest has slowed Angola’s development. The capital of Angola is Luanda, a coastal city that was once a major slave-trading port for the Portuguese. Although it boasts modern skyscrapers, an international airport, and a state-run university, Luanda has been severely damaged by the civil war. In addition, refugees fleeing the fighting in the countryside are crowding the city’s poorer sections and overwhelming public services.

Most likely to help protect stores of grain from mice and other rodents. Archaeologists have found many ancient images of domestic cats, including statues, cat-shaped toys, and a carving of a girl holding a kitten. , Egypt experienced a great revival in animal worship. Among the most popular cults was that of Bastet, the cat goddess. An impressive temple was built for her, and worshipers left mummified cats with decorative masks and wrappings in her honor. Vast cat cemeteries lay nearby. The Greek historian Herodotus reported that whenever a cat died, the Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning.

The war was the most recent chapter in the country’s turbulent history, which has included periods of invasion, foreign rule, and internal division. THE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE The second largest nation in Africa, Algeria consists of 920,000 square miles of territory. It is bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, with MOROCCO and MAURITANIA to the west, and TUNISIA and LIBYA to the east. The land has three distinct climate and geographical zones: the Tell, the Highland Plateau, and the Algerian Sahara desert.

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