Africa, Fourth Edition

Author: Maria Grosz-Ngaté,John H. Hanson,Patrick O'Meara

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025301302X

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 5346

Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture–civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene–and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.
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A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

Author: Leonard Thompson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206836

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 443

A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012. “A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Should become the standard general text for South African history. . . . Recommended for college classes and anyone interested in obtaining a historical framework in which to place events occurring in South Africa today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: Reviews of New Books
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Great Discoveries and Inventions by African-Americans

Fourth Edition

Author: David M. Foy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468524352

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 9521

Great Discoveries and Inventions by African Americans is a collection of inventors, idealist, entrepreneurs and visionaries whose inventions revolutionized American industries and history. In this compelling 4th volume, the facts are unobtrusively woven into a piece rich in the American heritage of ingenuity, determination and perseverance. Many have little knowledge of these brilliant inventors and their innovations as these inventions have rarely been accredited to African Americans. From innovations in safety, maritime technology to hotel services and household products, African American inventors have and continue to help shape our modern society and the culture of our everyday lives. Featuring untold stories from brilliant inventors like Lewis Latimer, Lewis Temple and Garret Morgan to visionary entrepreneurs like F.M. Jones, Elijah McCoy and Joe Dudley, this easy-to-read handbook of some of America’s greatest thinkers and idealist is the perfect book for the young inventor, engineer or scientist in your family.
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A History of Africa

J D Fage


Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137524812


Page: N.A

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A History of Africa

Author: John Fage,with William Tordoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797272

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 435

A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond. The issues discussed include: post-apartheid South Africa the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.
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South African Human Resource Management

Theory & Practice

Author: Barney Erasmus,Heinz Schenk

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702177507

Category: Affirmative action programs

Page: 856

View: 8591

Book & CD. This fourth edition makes it clear that all who are interested in the sustainability of South Africa -- and Africa -- must put human resource management (HRM) at the very core of the management of organisations generally. The content is aligned to outcomes that are geared towards analytical and critical thinking about the theory and practice of HRM in South Africa. The African context is addressed, and ample information about HRM aspects 'elsewhere in Africa' is provided. This edition breaks away even further from the traditional structure of so many standard HRM textbooks. It challenges a broadening of the 'agenda' and scope of HRM work: HRM is not only about managing employees, but also about managing the work and the people who do the work of and in organisations. This may involve alternative ways of getting the work of organisations done superiorly. This book will help you to apply HRM effectively to achieve its ultimate aim, namely to add value to people, to organisations and to society. This comprehensive book is organised around themes such as: Developing an appreciation for the context of HRM in South Africa; Strategising, designing and planning as preparatory HRM work; Sourcing work talent; Facing the countrys people empowerment challenge; Meeting the reward and care challenge; Handling labour and employee relations challenges; Championing change and transformation; Managing HRM-related information, including HRM and sustainability reporting. Based on most recent theoretical developments, the emphasis is on the practical applications. Samples of relevant documents are included, and an accompanying CD contains a wealth of relevant resources as well as a continuing, integrating case study that serves as a basis for these applications, and individual and group activities. As a package, South African Human Resource Management will be extremely valuable to both current and aspirant managers, and human resource practitioners.
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Principles of Medicine in Africa

Author: David Mabey,Geoffrey Gill,Martin W. Weber,Christopher J. M. Whitty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002516

Category: Medical

Page: 913

View: 1353

The essential text for all healthcare professionals wanting a complete, up-to-date practical reference book on medicine in Africa.
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An Introduction to African Politics

Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766339X

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 8555

The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? These are the sorts of question tackled by the book. The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Key features include: Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. This textbook is essential reading for students seeking an accessible introduction to the complex social relationships and events that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.
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World Religions in America, Fourth Edition

An Introduction

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640472

Category: Religion

Page: 462

View: 9840

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.
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The African Experience

Author: Vincent B Khapoya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317343573

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3274

Updated in its 4th edition, The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the regions internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.
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Government and Politics in Africa

Author: William Tordoff

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215451

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 5417

Praise for previous editions: "... a wonderfully comprehensive yet succinct textbook on African politics." —Third World Quarterly "[W]ritten with an economy of language and a breadth of knowledge rarely found in political science writings.... Tordoff’s interpretations will be respected by scholars from diverse perspectives." —International Journal of African Historical Studies The fourth edition of Government and Politics in Africa examines the experience of African states following the emergence of pro-democracy movements from the late 1980s to the present. This fully revised volume examines a wide range of issues and institutions, including multi-party elections and their democratic and authoritarian outcomes; privatization and the market economy; corruption, ethnic and clan rivalry, and religious fundamentalism; state collapse and civil war; the role of regional and Africa-wide organizations; debt relief, structural adjustment, and poverty alleviation; the spread of HIV/AIDS; the role and status of women; and Africa’s marginalization in the global economy.
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African Americans in the Colonial Era

From African Origins through the American Revolution

Author: Donald R. Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119133890

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9193

What are the origins of slavery and race-based prejudice in the mainland American colonies? How did the Atlantic slave trade operate to supply African labor to colonial America? How did African-American culture form and evolve? How did the American Revolution affect men and women of African descent? Previous editions of this work depicted African-Americans in the American mainland colonies as their contemporaries saw them: as persons from one of the four continents who interacted economically, socially, and politically in a vast, complex Atlantic world. It showed how the society that resulted in colonial America reflected the mix of Atlantic cultures and that a group of these people eventually used European ideas to support creation of a favorable situation for those largely of European descent, omitting Africans, who constituted their primary labor force. In this fourth edition of African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins through the American Revolution, acclaimed scholar Donald R. Wright offers new interpretations to provide a clear understanding of the Atlantic slave trade and the nature of the early African-American experience. This revised edition incorporates the latest data, a fresh Atlantic perspective, and an updated bibliographical essay to thoroughly explore African-Americans’ African origins, their experience crossing the Atlantic, and their existence in colonial America in a broadened, more nuanced way.
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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1431701440

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 1903

First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.
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Die Großmächtigen


Author: Hédi Kaddour

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213898

Category: Fiction

Page: 477

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„Die Großmächtigen birgt in sich den Zündstoff einer ganzen Epoche. Ein großer Weltroman.“ Le Monde des Livres 1922 ist die Welt in der maghrebinischen Stadt Nahbès zu aller Zufriedenheit aufgeteilt. Bis ein amerikanisches Filmteam wie ein Meteor in dem Wüstenort einschlägt. Für einen Moment begegnen sich die Amerikanerin Kathryn und Raouf, der Sohn des Caïd, die junge Witwe Ranja, der altersmilde Kolonialist Ganthier und die kesse Pariser Journalistin Gabrielle in einer ebenso unbeschwerten wie abenteuerlichen Utopie – ehe das Rad der Geschichte einen jeden wieder an seinen Platz verweist. In seinem vielfach ausgezeichneten Roman erzählt Kaddour mit Witz und Weisheit, Poesie und Tempo von einer vergangenen, verblüffend vertrauten Epoche voller Aufbrüche und dramatischer Kollisionen. „Kaddour versteht es, den Leser von der ersten Seite an zu fesseln: mit psychologischem Feingefühl genauso wie mit stilistischen Finessen und verdecktem ironischen Augenzwinkern.“ Christoph Vormweg, Deutschlandfunk
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Nyerere and Africa

End of an Era

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile

Publisher: New Africa Press

ISBN: 0980253411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 719

View: 6018

This is the fourth edition of 'Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era. It is also the largest and includes new material not found in previous editions. The work is a comprehensive study of the political career of President Julius Nyerere spanning half a century. The author takes a critical look at Nyerere's policies and influence in the domestic and international arenas for an objective evaluation of the life and times of one of the most influential leaders in the twentieth century. The major role he played in the liberation of southern Africa is just one of the subjects addressed by the author. He also provides insights into Nyerere's personality from some of the people who knew him best. Included in the book are interviews with some of the people who knew Nyerere since his childhood. Some of them were his teachers. And they outlived him. Others were his schoolmates and colleagues in government and when he was a teacher. And some of them were his students. Also included are interviews with some of his family members. This is an essential study of post-colonial Africa. It is also a study in political leadership and Cold War politics in the African context, among many other subjects addressed in the book which should serve as a reference text for scholars and laymen alike interested in Africa and the Third World in general.
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Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition

Author: David A. Bender

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415257992

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 4113

The third edition of this leading textbook builds upon the excellent foundation of the previous two editions. It explains and explores the science underlying our current understanding of the interactions between diet and health, and the basis for current dietary goals and recommendations. It also provides a concise and authoritative description of the biochemistry that is essential to an understanding of the functions of nutrients and the importance of diet and nutrition for health and disease. The discussion of metabolic pathways and their regulation is illustrated by clear and simple diagrams, and is linked throughout to nutritional and physiological aspects.
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Author: Jeff Ramsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561340361

Category: Africa

Page: 244

View: 5269

Country reports and articles reprinted from periodicals giving up-to-date information about the area.
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