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Description - The Exploration of Africa by Tim Cooke

Until the 19th century Africa was known as the Dark Continent speaking to the mystery and intrigue the vast lands posed to Europeans. Readers will gain insight into the explorers who unlocked Africas secrets and introduced the continent to the world. Delving into the expeditions from the 15th through the 19th centuries the text follows a timeline of exploration by the Portuguese and British and their influence on various regions in Africa. Informative sidebars and fact boxes throughout the book discuss how explorers faced disease starvation deadly insects and scorching temperatures giving readers a glimpse into the hardships and dangers that posed daily threats to Europeans far from home. Illustrations and photos with detailed captions help readers to better understand the scramble for Africa and its lasting effects to this day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781433986116
ISBN-10: 1433986116
Format: Hardback
(257mm x 203mm x 8mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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