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on 16 March 2002
Having been privileged to spend 3 weeks touring the wonderful African country of Namibia this book is one of my most treasured possessions, as I only have to begin to turn the pages and I am transported back to the Namib desert, the Skeleton coast and the Etosha National Park.
Commencing with a profile of Namibia with much useful factual information, there follows a stunning collection of full colour photographs depicting the very essence of this desert land.
This book would be an ideal gift for anyone who has visited Namibia, a super read for anyone who wants to go there, inspiration for any armchair traveller seeking exotic destinations and of interest to anyone who loves beautiful photography.
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on 31 January 2010
This is a good pictorial book of one of the lesser known corners of the world. It is in two parts the first 25 pages profile the country covering the land,the people,the towns, the wilderness, history,government and economy.
There is a good account of the German genocide of the Herero people in the 1900s when 65,000 people out of 80,000 were massacared.
The second part of the book is 125 pages of excellent pictures devoted mainly to towns,wildlife and scenery,very few of the black population are in evidence.
There is a very good map.
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