Into Africa

The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780385504522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2757

With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched account of a thrilling adventure—defined by alarming foolishness, intense courage, and raw human achievement. In the mid-1860s, exploration had reached a plateau. The seas and continents had been mapped, the globe circumnavigated. Yet one vexing puzzle remained unsolved: what was the source of the mighty Nile river? Aiming to settle the mystery once and for all, Great Britain called upon its legendary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who had spent years in Africa as a missionary. In March 1866, Livingstone steered a massive expedition into the heart of Africa. In his path lay nearly impenetrable, uncharted terrain, hostile cannibals, and deadly predators. Within weeks, the explorer had vanished without a trace. Years passed with no word. While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found—or rescued—from a place as daunting as Africa, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the brash American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalize on the world’s fascination with the missing legend. He would send a young journalist, Henry Morton Stanley, into Africa to search for Livingstone. A drifter with great ambition, but little success to show for it, Stanley undertook his assignment with gusto, filing reports that would one day captivate readers and dominate the front page of the New York Herald. Tracing the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters, author Martin Dugard captures with breathtaking immediacy the perils and challenges these men faced. Woven into the narrative, Dugard tells an equally compelling story of the remarkable transformation that occurred over the course of nine years, as Stanley rose in power and prominence and Livingstone found himself alone and in mortal danger. The first book to draw on modern research and to explore the combination of adventure, politics, and larger-than-life personalities involved, Into Africa is a riveting read.
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Into Africa

The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446437205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3816

In 1866 Britain's foremost explorer, Dr David Livingstone, went in search of the answer to an age-old geographical riddle: where was the source of the Nile? Livingstone set out with a large team, on a course that would lead through unmapped, seemingly impenetrable terrain into areas populated by fearsome man-eating tribes. Within weeks his expedition began to fall apart - his entourage deserted him and Livingstone vanished without trace. He would not be heard from again for two years. While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found in the unmapped wilderness of the African interior, James Gordon Bennet, a brash young American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalise on the world's fascination with the missing legend. He commissioned his star reporter, Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands in Wales!), to search for Livingstone. Stanley undertook his quest with gusto, filing reports that captivated readers and dominated the front page of the New York Herald for months. INTO AFRICA traces the journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters. Livingstone's is one of trials and set-backs, that finds him alone and miles from civilisation. Stanley's is an awakening to the beauty of Africa, the grandeur of the landscape and the vivid diversity of its wildlife. It is also a journey that succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, clinching his place in history with the famous enquiry: 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'. In this, the first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger-than-life personalities of this legendary story, Martin Dugard has opened a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration that will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure.
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Into Africa

The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone Story

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553814478

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 416

View: 8687

In 1866 Britain's foremost explorer, Dr David Livingstone, went in search of the answer to an age- old geographical riddle: where was the source of the Nile? Livingstone set out with a large expedition, on a course that would lead through nearly impenetrable, unmapped terrain, and into areas populated by fearsome man- eating tribes. Within weeks his intended journey began to fall apart- his entourage deserted him and Livingstone vanished without trace into the African interior. He would not be heard from again for two years. While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found in the unmapped wilderness of Africa, James Gordon Bennet, a brash young American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalise on the world's fascination with the missing legend. He commissioned his star reporter, Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands in Wales!), to search for Livingstone. Stanley undertook his quest with gusto, filing reports that captivated readers and dominated the front page of the New York Herald for months. INTO AFRICA traces the journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters. Livingstone's journey is one of trials and set- backs, that find him alone and depleted miles from civilisation. Stanley's is an awakening to the beauty of Africa, the grandeur of her landscape and the vivid diversity of her wildlife. It is also a journey that succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, clinching his place in history with the famous question: 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?' The first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger- than- life personalities of the Stanley- Livingstone story, INTO AFRICA is a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration and will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure.
Posted in Africa, Sub-Saharan

Into Africa

Author: Craig Packer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022605599X

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 8488

Craig Packer takes us into Africa for a journey of fifty-two days in the fall of 1991. But this is more than a tour of magnificent animals in an exotic, faraway place. A field biologist since 1972, Packer began his work studying primates at Gombe and then the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater with his wife and colleague Anne Pusey. Here, he introduces us to the real world of fieldwork—initiating assistants to lion research in the Serengeti, helping a doctoral student collect data, collaborating with Jane Goodall on primate research. As in the works of George Schaller and Cynthia Moss, Packer transports us to life in the field. He is addicted to this land—to the beauty of a male lion striding across the Serengeti plains, to the calls of a baboon troop through the rain forests of Gombe—and to understanding the animals that inhabit it. Through his vivid narration, we feel the dust and the bumps of the Arusha Road, smell the rosemary in the air at lunchtime on a Serengeti verandah, and hear the lyrics of the Grateful Dead playing off bootlegged tapes. Into Africa also explores the social lives of the animals and the threats to their survival. Packer grapples with questions he has passionately tried to answer for more than two decades. Why do female lions raise their young in crèches? Why do male baboons move from troop to troop while male chimps band together? How can humans and animals continue to coexist in a world of diminishing resources? Immediate demands—logistical nightmares, political upheavals, physical exhaustion—yield to the larger inescapable issues of the interdependence of the land, the animals, and the people who inhabit it.
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Into Africa

A Journey Through the Ancient Empires

Author: Marq De Villiers,Sheila Hirtle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552630549

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4806

Into Africa is a passionate immersion into the incredible variety of the continent - its tribes, languages, governments and ancient empires; its cultures, art and music.
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China into Africa

Trade, Aid, and Influence

Author: Robert I. Rotberg

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815701750

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

View: 6016

Africa has long attracted China. We can date their first certain involvement from the fourteenth century, but East African city-states may have been trading with southern China even earlier. In the mid-twentieth century, Maoist China funded and educated sub-Saharan African anticolonial liberation movements and leaders, and the PRC then assisted new sub-Saharan nations. Africa and China are now immersed in their third and most transformative era of heavy engagement, one that promises to do more for economic growth and poverty alleviation than anything attempted by Western colonialism or international aid programs. Robert Rotberg and his Chinese, African, and other colleagues discuss this important trend and specify its likely implications. Among the specific topics tackled here are China's interest in African oil; military and security relations; the influx and goals of Chinese aid to sub-Saharan Africa; human rights issues; and China's overall strategy in the region. China's insatiable demand for energy and raw materials responds to sub-Saharan Africa's relatively abundant supplies of unprocessed metals, diamonds, and gold, while offering a growing market for Africa's agriculture and light manufactures. As this book illustrates, this evolving symbiosis could be the making of Africa, the poorest and most troubled continent, while it further powers China's expansive economic machine. Contributors include Deborah Brautigam (American University), Harry Broadman (World Bank), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa), Martyn J. Davies (Stellenbosch University), Joshua Eisenman (UCLA), Chin-Hao Huang (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), Paul Hubbard (Australian Department of the Treasury),Wenran Jiang (University of Alberta), Darren Kew (University of Massachusetts– Boston), Henry Lee (Harvard University), Li Anshan (Peking University), Ndubisi Obiorah (Centre for Law and Social Action, Nigeria), Stephanie Rupp (National University of Singapore), Dan Shalmon (Georgetown University), David Shinn (GeorgeWashington University), Chandra Lekha Sriram (University of East London), and Yusuf Atang Tanko (University of Massachusetts–Boston)
Posted in Political Science

Into Africa

A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change

Author: Barbra Mann Wall

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813566231

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4391

Winner of the 2016 Lavinia Dock Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing Awarded first place in the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the History and Public Policy category The most dramatic growth of Christianity in the late twentieth century has occurred in Africa, where Catholic missions have played major roles. But these missions did more than simply convert Africans. Catholic sisters became heavily involved in the Church’s health services and eventually in relief and social justice efforts. In Into Africa, Barbra Mann Wall offers a transnational history that reveals how Catholic medical and nursing sisters established relationships between local and international groups, sparking an exchange of ideas that crossed national, religious, gender, and political boundaries. Both a nurse and a historian, Wall explores this intersection of religion, medicine, gender, race, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the years following World War II, a period when European colonial rule was ending and Africans were building new governments, health care institutions, and education systems. She focuses specifically on hospitals, clinics, and schools of nursing in Ghana and Uganda run by the Medical Mission Sisters of Philadelphia; in Nigeria and Uganda by the Irish Medical Missionaries of Mary; in Tanzania by the Maryknoll Sisters of New York; and in Nigeria by a local Nigerian congregation. Wall shows how, although initially somewhat ethnocentric, the sisters gradually developed a deeper understanding of the diverse populations they served. In the process, their medical and nursing work intersected with critical social, political, and cultural debates that continue in Africa today: debates about the role of women in their local societies, the relationship of women to the nursing and medical professions and to the Catholic Church, the obligations countries have to provide care for their citizens, and the role of women in human rights. A groundbreaking contribution to the study of globalization and medicine, Into Africa highlights the importance of transnational partnerships, using the stories of these nuns to enhance the understanding of medical mission work and global change.
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Xavier the Prince: Step Into Africa

Author: Aminata Traore

Publisher: Mascot Books

ISBN: 9781684012688

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 386

Looking at the world through Xavier's eyes is like a kaleidoscope of different cultures. Xavier is taking a trip to Africa, but he must accomplish a few tasks before he leaves. Xavier is ready to meet his other Grandpre and explore while learning about life in Senegal, West Africa. Blending Xavier's curiosity and cultural tidbits, this story lets children imagine life outside of their hometown and journey with Xavier to West Africa.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Into Africa [trade]

Author: Frans Lanting,Chris Eckstrom

Publisher: Earth Aware Editions

ISBN: 9781608878895

Category:

Page: 168

View: 2111

Journey "Into Africa "through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting, whose images have created an enduring vision of Africa s diverse landscapes and wildlife. "Into Africa "is a comprehensive showcase of renowned nature photographer Frans Lanting s landmark exhibition, "Into Africa," produced as a partnership with the Smithsonian s National Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, and the World Wildlife Fund. Featuring even more images than the original exhibit, this impressive collection reveals Africa s powerful, unique landscapes, which are home to some of the most celebrated scenery and most endangered animals on this planet.During three decades of fieldwork and assignments for "National Geographic," Lanting encountered otherworldly vistas from the Serengeti Plains to the Okavango Delta and captured moments of intimacy with some of the world s most iconic animals from elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs to chimps, gorillas, and the lemurs of Madagascar all revealed here through stunning photography and touching stories about conservation and Lanting s own experiences while in Africa."
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'Into Africa'

Channel Islands to Cape Town by Motorcycle

Author: Sam Manicom,Paul Blezard,Nikki Maden-Schiannini,Peter Henshaw,Jez Cooper,Francis Mata,Fil Schiannini

Publisher: Young Writers

ISBN: 9780955657313

Category: Motorcycling

Page: 296

View: 5283

Posted in Motorcycling

Into Africa

A Guide to Sub-Saharan Culture and Diversity

Author: Yale Richmond

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473643899

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 910

Across the globe, Africa is seen as the final frontier for economic development and has experienced renewed attention from both Western and Eastern nations, particularly in the last decade. The U.S., India, China and parts of Europe have all increased foreign direct investment in Africa, and yet the complexity and diversity of this vast continent pose risks and challenges for those investments. For more than a decade, Into Africa has provided valuable advice to those who are interested in traveling to, living in or working in sub-Saharan Africa—businesspeople, human rights and development workers, diplomats, academics and trainers—and anyone else who seeks a better understanding of the cultural characteristics of this dynamic part of the world. With depth and sensitivity, Into Africa examines the effects of community, ethnicity and language on doing business and establishing professional and personal relationships in African countries. The book explores regional differences, offers detailed guidelines for conducting training programs in Africa and examines issues that reflect the complex relationships involved. This new and expanded edition of Into Africa brings a fresh view on sub-Saharan Africa, showing how the nations of Africa have adapted to Western ways while retaining their cultural traditions and diversity. Authors Yale Richmond and Phyllis Gestrin explore contemporary Africa in great depth, discussing increased trade with the U.S. and Europe, the role of politics and business, changes in mass communication and the continuing threat of HIV/AIDS. A thorough, lively and carefully researched book, Into Africa is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to gain a more rounded perception of Africa and its diverse cultures.
Posted in Social Science

Into Africa

A Personal Journey

Author: Yvonne Blackwood

Publisher: Abbeyfield Pub

ISBN: 9780968227497

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 7023

Posted in History

Into Africa

the story of the East African safari

Author: Kenneth M. Cameron

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 5461

Posted in History

The Forgotten Exodus the Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution

Author: Bruce Fenton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781642048155

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 3035

Is it time to rethink the fundamental claims of the Out of Africa Hypothesis? Do the most recent discoveries in archaeology and evolutionary genetics support the consensus narrative on human origins?The `Into Africa Theory¿ is a bold new evolutionary hypothesis, one that emerged from a five-year-long detailed re-examination of the available peer-reviewed academic studies. This paradigm displacing theory of human origins unites hundreds of key sources, carefully fitting each piece of data into the correct location. This book offers a near completion of the most complex jig-saw puzzle known, the story of Homo sapiens prehistoric journey.Changing a scientific paradigm is no easy business, it is almost impossible to break through the iron curtain of scientific certainty that currently surrounds the Out of Africa Theory. Virtually every news story mentioning human origins begins with the clarifying statement `after humans emerged from Africa 50 ¿ 120 thousand years ago¿ before saying another word. There is a strong knee-jerk reaction to any claims disagreeing with such statements. Both the public and the scientific community have come to view the Out of Africa model as a collection of basic historical facts.Please put aside any possible intellectual prejudice or immediate knee-jerk reactions, keep an open mind. Examine the reviews left by previous readers, and then perhaps take the time to read the book for yourself.It is time to cast our eyes eastwards towards Southeast Asia and Australasia ¿ it is there we find the seeds of a new paradigm in evolutionary science.
Posted in Social Science

China's Second Continent

How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa

Author: Howard W. French

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 7351

Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.
Posted in Business & Economics

Chinese Investment in Africa

How African Countries Can Position Themselves to Benefit from China’s Foray into Africa

Author: David N. Abdulai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317166981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 690

China leads the world when it comes to investment and influence on the African continent. The extent of Chinese investment in Africa is well known and much has been written about China’s foray into Africa. However, most of the available material has approached this issue by looking at China as the ’New Colonialist’ – more interested in Africa’s vast natural resources than working in partnership for sustained development. Whilst China’s interest in Africa’s resources is evident, it is just half of the story. China’s foray into Africa goes beyond its appetite for natural resources and into the realm of geo-politics and international political economics. For example, China is all too aware of how it can cultivate Africa’s support on global issues at the United Nations and at other international fora. Breaking free from the binary arguments and analysis which characterize this topic, Professor Abdulai presents a refreshing perspective that China’s foray into Africa can produce win–win outcomes for China and Africa – if Africans really know what they want from China. Hitherto, each African country has tended to engage China with an individual bucket list; acting in isolation and not as part of a wider continent (indeed Africa and the African Union does not yet have a coordinated policy towards China). For Africa to be able to do that it needs to know where China is coming from, the factors that contributed to its awakening and success, and the benefits and possible pitfalls of this foray, in order to better position itself for a win–win engagement with China. This book will be a valuable read for policy makers, think-tanks and students of Africa-China studies programmes alike.
Posted in Business & Economics

Into the Caribbean

Author: Tina Dreffin

Publisher: Tina Carlson-Dreffin

ISBN: 9780997999631

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3164

Follow along as this best-selling author takes you on her escapades in the West Indies aboard a sailboat with her husband, their two sons, and the family dog. You'll laugh uproariously and be entertained by her antics. She's crazy enough to swim with sharks, feed wild stingrays, hunt the poisonous lionfish, and temp fate with a diabless- an island voodoo vendor!
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Into Africa: Blank Boxed Notecards

Author: N.A

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781608878864

Category: Photography

Page: 20

View: 8912

Journey Into Africa through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting, whose images have created an enduring vision of Africa’s diverse landscapes and wildlife. The Into Africa: Blank Boxed Notecards showcase four iconic images from the landmark Smithsonian exhibit, Into Africa, which features more than thirty years of fieldwork by Frans Lanting, one of the world’s most renowned nature photographers. The exhibit was produced as a partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, and the World Wildlife Fund. During three decades of fieldwork and assignments for National Geographic, Lanting encountered otherworldly vistas and captured moments of intimacy with some of the world’s most endangered animals. As seen here through these stunning photographic notecards, Lanting creates an enduring vision of Africa and demonstrates what is at stake for its wildlife and wild places. This boxed set features twenty folded cards in five sets of four images. Each image is displayed beautifully in full-color on the front cover with a blank interior for notes and a lined envelope to send the card in—everything you need to share a little slice of the magnificent Into Africa exhibit with all of your friends and loved ones.
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Journey Into Africa

A Nature Discovery Trip

Author: Tim Knight

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195218459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6067

Takes readers on a journey through the grasslands of Africa, showcasing the landscape and wildlife, including monitor lizards, impalas, lilac-breasted rollers, baboons, and baobab trees.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Into Africa, a Vision of Hope and a Sanctuary Born

Author: Janet Morris-Evans

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1606936301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 415

Through the innocent act of creating a MySpace account online, author Janet Morris-Evans of Liverpool, England, became embroiled in African politics. Her life changed drastically when she saw the dire need to create a sanctuary for West African refugees returning from Ghana to Liberia. She sponsored many orphans, including her adopted son Delano, who introduced her to Liberian humanitarian worker John Gray. Morris-Evans and Gray teamed up and negotiated with the Liberian government to purchase land for The Liverpool Sanctuary-Liberia, with apartments, medical center, school and children's play area. Morris-Evans endured death threats and a maelstrom of political wrangling. She enlisted the help of ambassadors and an English Lord to secure the safety of her newfound family. Her inspirational story achieves much with little means, overcoming many obstacles with a huge amount of determination. Heartwarming, humorous, tinged with sadness, leading to a surprising outcome, her account entails courage, hope and enormous trust from a nation of people who lost their future and found it again. From little acorns... huge oak trees grow! Author Bio: Janet Morris-Evans is a lay minister and executive director of The Liverpool Sanctuary-Liberia. Her book of children's poetry was published in 2004 for the charity, Keeping Children Safe Project. She feels her success with the Liberian Government - which refused assistance to other organizations - is because they acknowledged that she has shown a great love for the welfare of Liberians and their nation. The Sanctuary's philosophical ethos is All people matter, at all times!
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