Book Finder
    
 
> History > Africa History > Mauritania History
 

Adventures in Africa
Gianni Celati, Adria Bernardi (Translator)
0226099555
November 1, 2000
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
In 1997, famed Italian author and essayist Celati accompanied his friend, filmmaker Jean Talon, on a journey to West Africa that took them from Mali to Senegal and Mauritania. The original purpose of their journey, to do research for a documentary on the methods of Dogon healers, soon became of ancillary importance. As Celati's diary-turned-book relates, the two white Europeans became lost and spent much of their trip wandering about unmoored. But more than a comedy of errors, Celati's book recounts the travails of a writer whose encounter with the unknown, the "other," clarifies his understanding of himself and allows him to regain a "state of self-forgetfulness" from which, Celati believes, the best writing emanates. Celati is no stranger to literary adventure. In Italy, he is best known as an experimental...


Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Kevin Bales
0520243846
October 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
The horror of slavery, says Kevin Bales, is "not confined to history." It is not only possible that slave labor is responsible for the shoes on your feet or your daily consumption of sugar, he writes, the products of forced labor filter even more quietly into a broad portion of daily Western life. "They made the bricks for the factory that made the TV you watch. In Brazil slaves made the charcoal that tempered the steel that made the springs in your car and the blade on your lawnmower.... Slaves keep your costs low and returns on your investments high."

The exhaustive research in Disposable People shows that at least 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world. Bales, considered the world's leading expert on contemporary slavery, reveals the historical and economic conditions behind this resurgence. From...



The Western Saharans
Virginia McLean Thompson
0389201480
June 1980
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
A comprehensive economic, political, and social portrait of the key constituents in the conflict over the Western Sahara.


Mauritania
James Morrow
1590845269
October 2002
Hardcover
·
 


Trade Policy Review Mauritania, 2002
Renouf Pub Co Ltd
0890596417
Jan 2004
Paperback
·
 


Sahara: A Natural History
Marq de Villiers
0802713726
September 2002
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
After navigating the physical and political properties of the world's oceans, lakes, rivers and aquifers in his last book, Water, Canadian journalist de Villiers is back on (very) dry land in this new volume but his writing is every bit as fertile. Co-written with Hirtle (with whom he also wrote Into Africa), the book is part travel memoir, part history lesson and part archeological dig, bringing to life the stark landscape of the earth's largest desert. The first half describes how sand dunes take shape so suddenly and travel, wavelike, so quickly; why stands of petrified forests developed; and how relatively mild shifts in the earth's ecosystem and weather patterns transformed the once-verdant grasslands of a mere 10 centuries ago into today's austere environment. The book's second half discusses the ebb and...


Historical Dictionary of Mauritania
Anthony G. Pazzanita
0810830957
January 1996
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
The core of this work, with more than 300 entries covering a wide variety of topics, is comprehensive and well written. Most academic and larger public libraries will want to acquire this compact overview of one of the least-studied countries in Africa. --ARBA

About the Author
Anthony G. Pazzanita has been studying and writing on this corner of Africa for well over a decade. In addition to articles in learned journals, he has recently expanded and updated the "Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara" in this series.


The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: A Country Guide Series Report (A Country Guide Series Report from the Aacrao-Aid Project)
Kathleen Trayte
0929851536
June 1996
Paperback
·
 


Paths of Accommodation: Muslim Societies and French Colonial Authorities in Senegal and Mauritania, 1880-1920
David Robinson
0821413546
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
·
 


Mauritanie
Danielle Bisson, Vincent Bisson
2867701716
June 1, 2005
Hardcover
·
 


Trajectoires D'un Etat-Fronti¿RE: Espaces, ¿Volution Politique Et Transformations Sociales En Mauritanie
Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem (Editor)
2869781369
June 1995
Paperback
·
 


The problem of Mauritania (Information paper / Arab Information Center) (Information paper / Arab Information Center)
Jamal Sa¿d (Author)
B0007FQDIQ


·
 


World Architecture 1900-2000 - A Critical Mosaic Volume 4: Mediterranean Basin
Vittorio Mangnamo Lampugnani, Vittorio Mangnano
3211832874
February 1, 2003
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
World Architecture records the major architectural contributions made in all regions of the world to the development of human culture. Grouped into 10 geographical regions and representing five twenty-year-periods, the buildings have been selected by approximately 80 eminent international architectural critics. Each volume contains 100 buildings from one particular region, each object accompanied by an analytical text as well as by drawings and photographs. Introduction essays by the general editor, Kenneth Frampton, and the editor(s) of each volume complete the survey.
The series comprises 10 volumes. The books are handsome, linen-bound and stitched, generously formatted (21,5 x 28,5 cm/8,4 x 11 inches) and contain approx. 300 pages and 400 colour prints each. This unique project gives the most precise and...


Breaking the Chains: Slavery, Bondage, and Emancipation in Modern Africa and Asia
Martin A. Klein (Editor)
0299137546
January 1994
Paperback
·
 


Shiraz in the Age of Hafez: The Glory of a Medieval Persian City
John W. Limbert
0295983914
April 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
In the fourteenth-century Persian city of Shiraz, poets composed, scholars studied, mystics sought hidden truths, ascetics prayed and fasted, drunkards brawled, and princes and their courtiers played deadly games of power. This was the world of Shams al-Din Mohammad Hafez Shirazi, a classical poet who remains broadly popular today in his native Shiraz and in modern Iran as a whole, and among all lovers of great verse traditions. As John Limbert notes, Hafez's poetry is inseparable from the Iranian spirit--a reflection of Iranians’ intellectual and emotional responses to events. But if Hafez’s endurance derives from the considerable charm of his work, it also arises from his sure grounding in the life of his day, from a setting so deftly explored by his verse that his depictions of it retain a timeless...


Executive Report on Strategies in Mauritania, 2000 edition (Strategic Planning Series)
The Mauritania Research Group, The Mauritania Research Group
0741829088
bound - November 2, 2000
Ring-bound
·
 
Book Description
Mauritania has recently come to the attention to global strategic planners. This report puts these executives on the fast track. Ten chapters provide: an overview of how to strategically access this important market, a discussion on economic fundamentals, marketing & distribution options, export and direct investment options, and full risk assessments (political, cultural, legal, human resources). Ample statistical benchmarks and comparative graphs are given.

From the Publisher
Our publications provide timely and reliable market information as a complement to strategic planning processes. For a price well below the cost of a round-trip business-class ticket, the executive has access to the basic factors driving strategic planning. As such, our reports are a 'one-stop' shop...


Anecdotes of a Vagabond: The Foreign Service, the UN, and a Volag
Thomas J. Barnes
0738826987
December 2000
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
This dramatic memoir, enhanced with multiple images of Asian faces, recounts the author's Foreign Service and United Nations experiences in wartime Southeast Asia, and amidst the Afghan, Indochinese, and Somali refugee crises. It also covers diverse missions to remote spots like Colomancagua in Honduras, Bassikounou in Mauritania, and Mannar in Sri Lanka. It concludes with a perspective, lightened by humor, on the controversial American involvement in Vietnam.

About the Author
In a career spanning 44 years, all but ten abroad, Thomas J. Barnes began as an Army Officer with tours in Korea and Japan. He next spent over 23 years in the Foreign Service, principally in Southeast Asia. Then, after a decade with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, mainly in Geneva...


Anecdotes of a Vagabond: The Foreign Service, the UN, and a Volag
Thomas J. Barnes
0738826995
October 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This dramatic memoir, enhanced with multiple images of Asian faces, recounts the author's Foreign Service and United Nations experiences in wartime Southeast Asia, and amidst the Afghan, Indochinese, and Somali refugee crises. It also covers diverse missions to remote spots like Colomancagua in Honduras, Bassikounou in Mauritania, and Mannar in Sri Lanka. It concludes with a perspective, lightened by humor, on the controversial American involvement in Vietnam.

About the Author
In a career spanning 44 years, all but ten abroad, Thomas J. Barnes began as an Army Officer with tours in Korea and Japan. He next spent over 23 years in the Foreign Service, principally in Southeast Asia. Then, after a decade with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, mainly in Geneva...

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.