New PDF release: Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students Edition 1.

By John Middleton

ISBN-10: 0684806509

ISBN-13: 9780684806501

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Based at the scholarship within the acclaimed educational Encyclopedia of Africa, that's aimed toward university and graduate scholars, this paintings provides Africa, from Egypt to Cape city and from prehistoric occasions to the current day, in a layout that's inviting to highschool scholars. The 4-vol. set spans many disciplines with its articles on animals, meals, vacation trips and gala's, tribal teams, ecology, track and artwork, exchange and the economic climate, geography, faith, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries. (20021101)

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Aksum reached the height of its power and influence in the 500s under King Kaleb. Thereafter, the kingdom suffered a rapid decline and within 100 years of Kaleb’s death had lost its trading partners and the territories it had ruled. At the same time soil erosion and the people’s overuse of its natural resources weakened Aksum’s local economy. All that is left of ancient Aksum are the ruins of the capital, with its giant carved stone columns. These columns were probably grave monuments for the tombs of Aksum’s pre-Christian kings.

It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers and enough rainfall to support crops of grain, citrus fruits, and grapes. Approximately 90 percent of Algeria’s people live and work in the Tell, mostly in agriculture. In addition, the country’s principal cities, including ALGIERS—the capital, Oran, and Annaba, are in the Tell. These modern cities blend Islamic and European influences. The Algerians who live in the cities tend to be more highly educated, more secular in outlook, and more open to Western culture than those from rural areas.

One major manufacturing center is the city of Luanda. The electricity needed to run Angolan industry comes from hydroelectric plants that harness the energy of the country’s great rivers. Mining plays a very important role in Angola’s economy. The country’s principal exports are petroleum and diamonds. Petroleum alone, most coming from Cabinda, accounts for more than 90 percent of Angola’s export income. Although Angola’s iron mines have been inactive since 1975, the nation produces other minerals including phosphates, manganese, and copper.

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