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Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Ecuador
Angelina Jolie
0743470230
October 2003
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Review
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., CBEFounder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of PeaceAngelina is living proof of the power we all have -- every one of us -- to make a difference. I was deeply moved by her descriptions of individual refugees struggling to live with dignity and hope, and found her personal commitment to be an inspiration. Angelina's journals document her awakening as a humanitarian activist and I hope they will move readers to act. I look forward to my continued work with Angelina on behalf of the United Nations.

Book Description
Three years ago, award-winning actress Angelina Jolie took on a radically different role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Here are her memoirs from her journeys to Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan,...


The Rough Guide to Tanzania, Edition Two (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Jens Finke
1843535319
May 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"The Rough Guide to Tanzania" is the definitive guide to one of Africa's most beautiful destinations. A 24-page, full-colour section introduces Tanzania's highlights, from the volcanic landscapes of the Ngorongoro Crater to the Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. In addition, there are two, full-colour, 4-page inserts: A Year in Celebration' and National Parks'. The guide includes a new author's pick' section of the very best hotels and restaurants, plus up-to-date listings of all the top lodges, safari companies and bars, in every price range. From climbing Mount Kilimanjoro to arranging a Serengeti safari, this guide has all the practical advice you will need. There is an extensive chapter on learning and speaking Kiswahili, plus reliable coverage of Tanzania's history, politics, environment, wildlife and music. The...


Tanzania
Joan Vos MacDonald
1590848136
September 2004
Hardcover
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The Birds of East Africa : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi (Princeton Field Guides)
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
0691126658
January 30, 2006
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Book Description

Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 new color plates with 3,400 images painstakingly rendered by three experienced artists, the guide illustrates all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are range maps and concise accounts describing identification, status, range, habits, and voice for each species. Introductory sections provide notes on how to use the species accounts, the nomenclature adopted, conservation issues, where to send...



Practicing History in Central Tanzania
Gregory H. Maddox
0325070563
Dec 2005
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Book Description
History is preserved by individuals. Ernest M. Kongola, a retired educator living in Dodoma, Tanzania, has devoted much of the last twenty years to preserving the history of his people, the Gogo. He has produced seven volumes of clan histories, biographies, accounts of important events, and descriptions of customs and traditions. Maddox demonstrates how the past is constructed by critical actors like Ernest Kongola as part of an ongoing process of constructing the present.

About the Author
GREGORY H. MADDOX is a professor of history and associate dean of the graduate school at Texas Southern University, a historically black institution in Houston, Texas. He holds degrees from teh University of Virginia and Northwestern University. He has published works on environmental change...


A Modern History of Tanganyika (African Studies)
John Iliffe, et al
0521296110
May 10, 1979
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Book Description
This is the first comprehensive and fully documented history of modern Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). After introductory chapters on the nineteenth century, Dr Iliffe concentrates on the colonial period, and especially on economic, social and intellectual change among Africans as the core of their colonial experience and the basis of their political behaviour. Particularl attention is paid to the consequences for small-scale societies of their incorporation into the international order; the impact of capitlaism and the emergence of capitalist relationships and attitudes; African attempts to defend or reform indigenous institutions and to organise movements of protest or revolt against European control; the successive formation and dissolution of a specifically colonial society; and the effects of economic change on...


Practicing History in Central Tanzania
Gregory H. Maddox
0325070571
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
History is preserved by individuals. Ernest M. Kongola, a retired educator in living in Dodoma, Tanzania, has devoted much of the last twenty years to preserving the history of his people, the Gogo. He has produced seven volumes of clan histories, biographies, accounts of important events, and descriptions of customs and traditions. Maddox demonstrates how the past is constructed by critical actors like Ernest Kongola as part of an ongoing process of constructing the present.

About the Author
GREGORY H. MADDOX is a professor of history and associate dean of the graduate school at Texas Southern University, a historically black institution in Houston, Texas. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Northwestern University. He has published works on environmental...


The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century
Ross E. Dunn
0520243854
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Praise for the first edition: )

Eric Newby, New York Times Book Review
"A successful, scholarly, readable attempt to retell [Ibn Battuta's] story to a wider audience."

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Serengeti : Natural Order on the African Plain
Mitsuaki Iwago
0877014418
June 1, 1987
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Serengeti National Park covers an area the size of Connecticut across the wilds of East Africa. Within its boundaries, millions of animals live and die, as they have for thousands of years. Consisting of about 300 photographs, this book presents one year on the African plain. Iwago's photographs capture the essence of a sometimes brutal, sometimes idyllic, always fascinating life. It is hard to believe that many of the species shown in this vital book face extinction as humans crowd ever closer. For libraries wishing to supplement their African wildlife collection, this book is an excellent choice. Randy Dykhuis, Grace A. Dow Memorial Lib., Midland, Mich.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Tanzania
Colin Darch
0903450917
May 1985
Library Binding
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Custodians of the Land
Gregory H. Maddox
0821411330
Apr 1996
Hardcover
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The Shadow of Kilimanjaro: On Foot Across East Africa
Rick Ridgeway
0805053905
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Known for such feats as being the first climber to reach the summit of K2 without bottled oxygen, climbing Antarctica's highest mountain, and leading a team to the top of a formidable 2,000-foot granite tower in the most remote corner of the Amazon's Orinoco jungle, Rick Ridgeway, in his latest book, takes a walk. Of course, it's no ordinary stroll. Accompanied by park officers, Ridgeway treks unprotected among lions and elephants, rhinos and oryxes.

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro is as much a search for answers to an adventurer's most soul-searching questions as an account of a thrilling journey. In the introduction Ridgeway writes, Henry David Thoreau did not write that in wilderness is the preservation of the world, as he is oft misquoted, but that "In wildness is the preservation of the world." There is a difference, and...



Custodians of the Land
Gregory H. Maddox
0821411349
Dec 1995
Paperback
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Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania
Dale A. Zimmerman, et al
0691010226
July 1, 1999
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From the foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
In East Africa, where Kenya alone boasts nearly 1,100 species, scarcely more than half are figured in the most widely used field guide. Because there has been so much guesswork by traveling birders about the hundreds of unfigured species, a superb team has finally done something about it and filled the gap. There will be no more guesswork.... The present volume should be hailed not only by birders but by conservationists aware of the urgent need for African governments to establish strong strategies to preserve their rich natural heritage. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Bird Watcher's Digest
Birds of Kenya is a superior achievement. . . . Any bird watcher visiting Kenya must have it.

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A History of the Excluded
James L. Giblin
0821416685
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The twentieth-century history of Njombe, the Southern Highlands district of Tanzania, can aptly be summed up as exclusion within incorporation. Njombe was marginalized even as it was incorporated into the colonial economy. Njombe’s people came to see themselves as excluded from agricultural markets, access to medical services, schooling—in short, from all opportunity to escape the impoverishing trap of migrant labor.

About the Author
James L. Giblin is an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa.


Key to My Neighbor's House: Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda
Elizabeth Neuffer
0312302827
November 2002
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Book Review
In the wake of genocide, it is probably impossible to achieve anything that approaches justice--and Boston Globe journalist Elizabeth Neuffer knows it. Yet this heartfelt book describes how some of the people in war-torn Rwanda and Bosnia have sought after it anyway, and why the search is so important. The Key to My Neighbor's House is ultimately an anecdotal and impressionistic document, but therein lies its power. It's difficult to forget scenes that begin this way: "Photographs of mass graves can prepare you for what you might see--a jumble of skeletalized limbs, heads, bodies--but nothing prepares you for how it smells." The reportage is marvelous. For instance, Neuffer recounts how prosecutors at a Rwandan tribunal were forced to argue "over whose motion was the most important to be printed out from the scarce paper...


Kilimanjaro
John Reader
0876633971


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Telling Our Own Stories: Local Histories from South Mara, Tanzania
Jan Bender Bender Shetler
9004126252
January 2003
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A History of the Excluded
James L. Giblin
0821416693
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The twentieth-century history of Njombe, the Southern Highlands district of Tanzania, can aptly be summed up as exclusion within incorporation. Njombe was marginalized even as it was incorporated into the colonial economy. Njombe’s people came to see themselves as excluded from agricultural markets, access to medical services, schooling—in short, from all opportunity to escape the impoverishing trap of migrant labor.

About the Author
James L. Giblin is an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa.


German Schutztruppe in East Africa; History of the Imperial Protectorate Force 1889-1911 (European Wars, 12) [UNABRIDGED]
Ernst Nigmann (Author)
0898393353

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Book Description
Originally published in 1912 as Geschichte der Kaiserlichen Schutztruppe fur Deutsche-Ostafrika, this is the official history for Germany's colonial forces in East Africa (Tanzania) prior to World War I. Every major action fought by the men of the Schutztruppe is described. The author also provides a picture of the unit by detailing the administrative, judicial, police and other duties assigned to it. The author was on of the finest officers attached to this unit.


Tanzania
Patrick J. Murphy
073681373X
June 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, people, social life and customs, education, basic facts, animals, and sports of the East African country of Tanzania. Includes a list of words in Kiswahili and instructions for playing the game of bao.


Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar (Topics in World History)
Emily Ruete
1558760075
November 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ruete could be the subject of a thrilling romance. As Romero ( Life Histories of African Women ) explains, she was born in 1840 as Salme, princess of Oman and Zanzibar, and grew up privy to the machinations of her father's harem and of her scores of siblings. Following her father the sultan's death in 1856, Salme participated in one brother's unsuccessful coup to wrest the throne from another. Despite strictures confining Islamic women, she trysted with a German who is thought to have impregnated her, fled to Germany where she converted to Christianity, changed her name, married her lover, bore three children and was soon widowed. Ruete relates few of these escapades; instead she provides a disingenuous account of harmonious life at the palace. Despite the profusion of concubines, Ruete claims that Arabs...


Peasant Intellectuals: Anthropology and History in Northern Tanzania
Steven Feierman
0299125246
January 1990
Textbook Paperback
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History Under Siege
Lowe Borjeson
9122020950
Dec 2004
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Book Description
This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Why do farmers intensify their agricultural practices? The Iraqw'ar Da/aw area in the Mbulu Highlands of northern Tanzania has long been known for its intensive cultivation, and referred to as an "island" within a matrix of less intensive land use. The conventional explanation for its characteristics has been high population densities resulting from the prevention of expansion by hostility from surrounding pastoral groups, leading to a siege-like situation. Drawing on an intensive program of interviews, detailed field mapping and studies of aerial photographs, early traveler's accounts and landscape photographs, this study challenges that explanation. The study concludes that the process of agricultural intensification has largely been its own driving force, based on self-reinforcing...


The Iraqw Of Tanzania: Negotiating Rural Development (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)
Katherine A. Snyder
0813342457
February 28, 2005
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Tanzania
Wairagala Wakabi
0836831195
October 2004
Hardcover
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Highland Sanctuary
Christopher Allan Conte
0821415530
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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