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Author: Timothy Holmes
ISBN13: 978-0761430391
Title: Zambia (Cultures of the World, Second)
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Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing; 2nd Revised ed. edition (September 1, 2008)

Zambia (Cultures of the World, Second) by Timothy Holmes

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Series: Cultures of the World, Second (Book 15). Library Binding: 144 pages.

Format:Library Binding. Good introduction to Zambia. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 8 years ago. While written for a school-age reader, ZAMBIA provides an excellent introduction to this struggling nation. Instead of glossing over the huge problems in Zambia, the book explains the issues in a balanced manner, particularily the post-colonial problems.

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Cultures of the World). I'm a little surprised to find the last two issues covered in a book ostensibly for youth, but, hey, whatever! This sort of structure is nice: you get the geography, Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Luangwa River, the plateau, and then the history gets set up right away in all those frames. It doesn't dwell too much on current events, just enough, actually and there's good bits on the often confusing ethnic mishmash which most of African constitutes, it seems.

Zambia stands out in Africa as one of the continent's most peaceful countries. In its early years as an independent state, Zambia became a regional bulwark against imperialism and colonial domination and South African apartheid. Today, it stands out as an important example of Africa's recent democratization, experiencing both incredible success as well as some notable setbacks. The country is also one of the most urbanized in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of this urban influx, Zambia's diverse ethno-linguistic groups interact regularly.

Countries and Their Cultures. Zambia also had an agreement with the government of the People's Republic of China, who built the Tarzara railway, connecting Zambia to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the rest of the world. When democracy was ushered in, President Frederick Chiluba opened the Zambian doors to trade. Once independence was achieved, copper prices made Zambia one of the wealthiest countries in Africa, which helped fund many of the subsidized government programs and products. With the government unable to assist, foreign aid was encouraged and some areas became dependent on that foreign support.

Zambia (Cultures of the World, Second): ISBN 9780761430391 (978-0-7614-3039-1) Cavendish Square Publishing, 2008. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

The different cultures of the world are the essence of various human civilizations, which we have come to acknowledge on a global level and revere as part of each nation's core beliefs and traditions. The Chewa tribes are located in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Dogon tribes live in Southeastern Mali and Burkina Faso. Some other tribes found in Africa are the Fang tribe, Fon, Fulani, Ibos, Kikuyu, Maasai, Mandinka, Pygmies, Samburu, Senufo, Tuareg, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu. There are two major religions in Africa and hence most of the Africans adhere to either Christianity or Islam. Many adherents of both Islam and Christianity also follow African traditional religions.

A supplementary volume to the ten-volume set of the same name, published between 1991 and 1996. It expands and updates the parent set with articles on cultures included in the original set, as well as presenting entirely new entries on cultures not previously covered. Updated articles in the supplement contain cross-references to the original article in the parent set. Also includes indexes by culture name (ethnonym) and by country.

Diversity is the spice of life, and the highly regarded Cultures of the World series celebrates just that in fully updated, and expanded editions. As has always been true of these outstanding titles, an abundance of vibrant photographs -- including those new to this edition -- stimulate the imaginations of young readers as they travel the globe. A new chapter on the environment focuses on politics and economics as well as on endangered species and the effects of industrialization. Additional authentic recipes add general interest while new maps offer further, easy-to-find facts in "About the Geography, " "About the Culture" and "About the Economy" sections.