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Brilliant - but where is the new edition?,
This review is from: The Penguin Atlas of African History (Paperback)
Africa is often left off the history table, or only gets mentioned through the colonization period - well, here's the perfect antidote. In 59 maps it takes you from Pangaea to 1978, which is quite a lot of long hops! From the basics like the Great Rift, Olduvai and the Omo River Valley, soon yu're taken to 8000 B.C. and the first subgroups of modern mankind. The great migrations, the first empires, the great empires; trade routes, population densities, and foreign incursions. It is all here, laid out clearly and concisely, and a great introduction to African history with a continental viewpoint.