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The Legend of the Baobab

Author : Marsha Key
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If you ever visit the Savannah of West Africa and see a tree that looks like it is turned upside down exposing its root system instead of limbs, you have just encountered the unusual Baobab tree of Africa. Join the author and illustrator as they share the African legend and origin of the Baobab tree. This legend has been passed down from one generation to the next in the traditional way, by telling and retelling the legend around nightly cooking fires. Now, you can read it for yourself in this delightful story that both children and adults will enjoy.

The Legend of the Baobab

Author : Marsha Key
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If you ever visit the Savannah of West Africa and see a tree that looks like it is turned upside down exposing its root system instead of limbs, you have just encountered the unusual Baobab tree of Africa. Join the author and illustrator as they share the African legend and origin of the Baobab tree. This legend has been passed down from one generation to the next in the traditional way, by telling and retelling the legend around nightly cooking fires. Now, you can read it for yourself in this delightful story that both children and adults will enjoy.

The Legend of the African Bao Bab Tree

Author : Bobbi Dooley Hunter
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Tired of the complaints of a beautiful tree growing on the African plains, the Great Spirit turns the tree upside-down so that its branches look like roots growing toward the sky. Includes a section with information about some African animals.

The Legend of the African Bao bab Tree

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Tired of the complaints of a beautiful tree growing on the African plains, the Great Spirit turns the tree upside-down so that its branches look like roots growing toward the sky. Includes a section with information about some African animals.

This is the Tree

Author : Miriam Moss
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The ancient and curious baobab tree is the centre of this book about the wildlife of the wide African plain. Miriam Moss's poem combines with Adrienne Kennaway's artwork to trace activity around the culturally significant upside down tree throughout a day.

Under the Baobab Tree An unexpected love story

Author : Jane Chidgey
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From Melbourne career woman to 'Lady of the Lodge' in Africa ... A heartwarming memoir about having the courage to follow love and change your life, no matter what your age It's never too late to start a new life ... Single, independent and successful, Jane Chidgey was settled in her Melbourne routine. Her life was predictable, and she liked it that way. Falling in love was not part of her plan, especially when it was with her new boss - a South African, twenty years her senior. When the romance turns serious, Jane swaps the boardroom for a sun-baked farm in Africa where she is welcomed by a cast of endearing locals. the challenges of her new home include managing wildlife, navigating cultural differences and learning to let go of her rigid need for order. As the majesty of the savannah and the rhythms of her new existence take hold, she finds herself doing things which once seemed unimaginable, like re-introducing cheetahs to the wild. But tears are never far from the surface and in the unpredictable world of AIDS-riven South Africa, Jane must summon all her reserves of strength and adaptability to cope with devastating loss. Under the Baobab tree is Jane Chidgey's moving story of regeneration, transformation and falling in love - not just with a man but with a way of life too.

A Stork in a Baobab Tree

Author : Catherine House
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Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child. The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version by the author Catherine House the gifts are: 1 stork in a baobab tree, 2 thatched huts, 3 woven baskets, 4 market traders, 5 bright khangas, 6 women pounding, 7 children playing, 8 wooden carvings, 9 grazing goats, 10 drummers drumming, 11 dancers dancing and 12 storytellers. This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.

The Baobabs Pachycauls of Africa Madagascar and Australia

Author : G.E. Wickens
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This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs. There are also appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, nutrition and forest mensuration. This book fills a gap in the botanical literature. It deals with a genus that has fascinated and intrigued scientists and lay persons for centuries.

World Cultures Through Art Activities

Author : Dindy Robinson
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Presents hundreds of art activities aimed at teaching students K-3 about Africa, Australia, the British Isles, China, Egypt, France, Greece, Hawaii, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Native Americans, the Netherlands, Russia, and Scandinavia.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Black Women s Literature of the Americas

Author : Tonia Leigh Wind
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Drawing on a range of historical and literary texts, this book examines how Black women under the yoke of slavery negotiated their sense of belonging and spirituality from a liminal position, stuck between a new life in the Americas, and their connections to their African ancestral roots and a wider diasporic community. The book investigates how Black women in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, the United States, and Brazil turned to their spiritual beliefs as a tool of resilience and resistance. These “griots” and “goddesses” are forced to negotiate complex issues such as race, gender, identity, maternity, sexuality, and belonging, from a liminal position that looks to both settle roots in a foreign land, and stay connected to ancestors and the Sacred. As these Black female protagonists turn to (re)memory and ancestral knowledge to map their connection with the Divine, they become mediators of worlds, and hybrid griots surpassing temporal and geographical boundaries. With important reflections on Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s Daughters of the Stone, and Ana Maria Gonçalves’s Um Defeito de Cor, amongst other texts, this book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of comparative literature, religious studies, gender studies, and African diaspora studies.

Browse in Africa

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The Biology of African Savannahs

Author : Bryan Shorrocks
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Savannah habitats comprise an ecologically important but ultimately fragile ecosystem. They constitute one of the largest biomes on Earth, covering about twenty percent of the land surface, and can be simply described as tropical and subtropical grasslands with scattered bushes and trees. Most savannahs occur in Africa (with a smaller amount in South America, India and Australia), which is the region that this book concentrates on. Savannahs form a rich mosaic of diverse ecosystems, and The Biology of African Savannahs offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to their ecology. It describes the major plants (grasses, and trees such as Acacia) and animals (mainly large mammals) that live in this habitat, and examines the biological and ecological factors that influence their population size, interactions (such as predation) and community composition. Conservation issues such as climate change, hunting, and conflict between wildlife and domestic animals are also discussed. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in savannah and tropical ecology as part of a wider ecology and/or conservation biology degree programme. It will also be of relevance and use to the many professional ecologists and conservation practitioners requiring a concise but authoritative overview of the topic.

Food and Foodways in African Narratives

Author : Jonathan Bishop Highfield
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Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across the African continent, food and foodways, which refer to the ways that humans consume, produce and experience food, were influened by slavery and forced labor, colonization, foreign aid, and the anxieties prompted by these encounters, all of which can be traced through the ways food is seen in narratives by African and colonial storytellers. The African continent is home to thousands of cultures, but nearly every one has experienced alteration of its foodways because of slavery, transcontinental trade, and colonization. Food and Foodways in African Narratives: Community, Culture, and Heritage takes a careful look at these alterations as seen through African narratives throughout various cultures and spanning centuries.

On Safari The Tiger and the Baobab Tree

Author : Babi Nobis , Tina Nobis
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Babi Nobis was barely 11 years old when he had his first chance encounter with a tiger in the jungles of Hazaribagh. The experience not only left an indelible impression on his young mind but also instilled in him a deep reverence for this majestic animal. Thereafter, his love for nature’s creatures would only grow with each visit to the wilds, as would his passion for photography. Over the last twenty-five years, Babi and Tina Nobis have explored the incredible wilderness of both the Indian and African game reserves, from Kanha and Bandhavgarh to the Serengeti, the Masai Mara and more, with Babi photographing either spectacular events charged with power and drama in the animal kingdom in both continents, or animals in their most human emotions and circumstances. Be it is the sheer dominance of the tiger in its habitat, a leopard carrying its prey, a cub frolicking in front of the camera, giraffes sparring to mark their territories, a million wildebeest on their annual migration trail, a pride of hungry lion cubs feasting on a dead elephant, a stunning landscape, or the majestic Baobab tree that has silently witnessed the co-existence and tussle of man and beast over millennia, Babi Nobis captures the transcendent beauty of the wild, bringing together the uniqueness of the two continents. With a foreword by well-known wildlife photographer and conservationist, Belinda Wright, On Safari: The Tiger And the Baobab Tree presents a rich visual and textual account of two continents and the majesty of those that stock and rule its forests and jungles.

Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape

Author : Peter F. May
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Fat Bastard Chardonnay, Lazy Lizard Shiraz, White Trash White. These three wines—and more than 100 others—can be found in Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape, a celebration of the oddest wines in the world. Some have strange names, like Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush. Others have bizarre artwork, like the Magritte-inspired UFO invasion. Still others have unusual production features (Braille typography, heat-sensitive inks, lenticular art, and more). Along with brilliant reproductions of the original labels, we'll feature brief stories about the origins of the wines, plus tasting notes from the author. Readers will learn about unusual vineyards (like Cleavage Creek, which donates its proceeds to breast cancer research) as well as the most innovative artists working in the wine label medium. Finally, there's an appendix of resources that will help you buy these wines—so you can try them for yourself!

Object Medleys

Author : Daisy Pillay
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How do we get at the meanings of everyday (and not so everyday) objects, and how might these meanings enrich educational research? The study of objects is well established in fields such as archaeology, art history, communications, fine arts, museum studies, and sociology—but is still developing in education. Object Medleys: Interpretive Possibilities for Educational Research brings together 37 educational researchers from wide-ranging contexts and multiple knowledge fields to a dialogic space in which subjects and objects, living and nonliving, entangle as medleys to open up understandings of connections made with, between, and through objects. Object Medleys offers diverse, innovative modes and lenses for representing, interpreting, and theorising object studies. The book is distinctive within scholarship on object inquiry in that much of the research has been conducted within Southern African educational contexts. This is complemented by contributions from scholars based in Canada and the United Kingdom. The original research represented in each peer-reviewed chapter expands academic conversations about what counts as data and analysis in educational research. Overall, Object Medleys illuminates the applied and theoretical usefulness of objects in response to pressing educational and societal questions. “Object Medleys is a rich and fascinating exploration of new possibilities, with potential for research, teaching, and learning that seems almost unlimited. This book is a rich assembly of affordances for exploring and widening the role of objects in educational research. It relocates attention from language and text towards embodied and material storytelling practices where new and marginalised ways of expression can find their ways into classrooms, thereby opening completely new avenues of teaching and learning.” – Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark “In a time when materiality is being brought at the centre of critical inquiry in the social sciences and humanities, this edited collection offers unique insights into the relationship between objects, subjectivities, and learning. Beautifully written and cogently argued, the book breaks new ground by casting a critical spotlight on artefacts that might appear mundane at first sight but, on closer inspection, reveal complex patterns of educational potential.” – Tommaso M. Milani, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Uncle John s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
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Strategically placed near the best seat in your home, Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with great bathroom reading. It’s the gift that keeps on giving...and giving...and giving.... The BRI’s 22nd all-new edition--Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader--is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine, a joke book…and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn about the lost cloud people of Peru, the world’s first detective, and the history of surfing? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… * Soda pop flops * Spider farms * England’s Secret UFO Files * Real hillbilly recipes * Webster’s least-wanted words * Super-trains * And much more!

The Youth Guide to Forests

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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This fact-filled guide explores forests from the equator to the frozen poles, the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. It also demonstrates the many benefits that forests provide us with, discusses the negative impacts that humans unfortunately have on forests and explains how good management can help protect and conserve forests and forest biodiversity. At the end of the guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives and an easy-to-follow action plan will help young people develop their own forest conservation activities and projects.

Feminist New Testament Studies

Author : K. Wicker
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This volume is an engaging and provocative introduction to Feminist Biblical Studies. The authors draw upon their own social, cultural and religious backgrounds and experiences in reading the New Testament as feminists in the context of globalization. They provide intentional interpretations of biblical texts that cast gender, race, class and power relationships as issues inherent in both the content and context of scripture and its interpretation. The essays call into question feminist social engagement that does not extend beyond academic halls, churches and Christians, suggesting directions for future research and teaching in Feminist Biblical Studies.