Africa A Biography of the Continent

ISBN-10: 067973869X
ISBN-13: 9780679738695
Authors: John Reader
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"Awe-inspiring . . . a masterly synthesis." --The New York Times Book Review "Deeply penetrating, intensely thought-provoking and thoroughly informed . . . one of the most important general surveys of Africa that has been produced in the last decade." --The Washington Post In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world's most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe.  And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Number of pages: 816 Dimensions: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall Weight: 1.870 lbs. Language: English