Out of Africa I

Author: John G Fleagle,John J. Shea,Frederick E. Grine,Andrea L. Baden,Richard E. Leakey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048190363

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?

Out of Africa

Author: Giovanni Carbone

Publisher: Ledizioni

ISBN: 8867056670

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called “migration crisis” that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its root causes. Why do Africans decide to leave their home countries? While the dream of a better life in Europe is likely part of the explanation, one also needs to examine the prevailing living conditions in the large and heterogeneous sub-Saharan region. This Report investigates the actual role of political, economic, demographic and environmental drivers in current migration flows. It offers a comprehensive picture of major migration motives as well as of key trends. Attention is also devoted to the role of climate change in promoting migration and to intra-continental mobility (two-thirds of sub-Saharan migrant flows start and end within the region). Two country studies on Eritrea and Nigeria are also included to get a closer sense of local developments behind large-scale migration to Europe.

Out of Africa

Author: Karen Blixen

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 7271

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Out of Africa" by Karen Blixen. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Out of Africa

Author: C. Peter Wagner,Joseph Thompson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441269010

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8959

Nigeria, once a hopelessly beleaguered society, has risen from the ashes and is a spiritually revived nation. One of the main contributors to this book states: "It is safe to say that the Church and effectual prayers have kept our nation from complete anarchy and genocide. The impact of Christianity is evident wherever you go. If you look a little deeper, listen a little closer, you will see and hear the myriad changes that are subtlety transforming our nation into a nation that truly fears the Lord." The miraculous is evident in the church of Nigeria. Out of Africa offers the testimony of numerous Nigerian pastors who are making a difference for God all over the world. Learn from churches who are experiencing a radical move of God.

Images Out of Africa

Author: Virginia Garner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761853820

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 250

View: 6724

Missionaries played a fundamental role in introducing cinema into the developing world in the early twentieth century. These representatives of the Christian community diligently produced films about far-flung cultures to bolster fundraising for mission efforts around the globe. By the interwar period, a few husband-and-wife teams in Africa were making an array of films about vanishing cultures and the struggle to bring Christianity to indigenous populations. Images Out of Africa brings to light the remarkable expedition of one such team of filmmakers. In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner, working for the Africa Motion Picture Project, ambitiously began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons, introducing film into villages for the first time. This book features Virginia Garner's recently rediscovered diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers.

Out of Africa

Author: Isak Dinesen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9173

From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever.

Into India, Out of Africa

Author: Alistair Caldicott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1413741088

Category: Travel

Page: 292

View: 1473

From the word go, the style and tenor of this book is set. And it doesn't take long before we realise we are in for a raunchy, realistic, roughish ride; so seat yourself comfortably. Be transported from the relentlessly chaotic assault on the senses that is India to the cool Himalayan magnificence of trekking to Everest Base Camp. Through the vastness of Australia, unable to escape the predictably painful experiences of England's cricket team, before plunging into the outdoor activity challenges of New Zealand. Then, perhaps most compelling of all, the continent of Africa from the bottom up. An ambitious journey overland encompassing Africa's most extreme tip right up to its snow-covered top, Mt Kilimanjaro. Here it is not so much the final destination as all that is entailed to get there that informs and entertains. With a refreshing attitude, this book doesn't try to be the great African travel book drowning you with its intensity; Bruce Chatwin it is not. But it is a breath of fairly fresh air (excluding a lot of dust and some graphically described indigenous odours). The tone is conversational and intimate; the author takes the reader along with him on his (slightly) bumpy travels, and there is a splendid lack of any sort of political correctness, although Alistair is actually broad-minded and unprejudiced (minus a few Australians). He understands the people he meets. Without wanting to be remotely serious-because he isn't-this is a book that is kind and understanding of different places and people. The author observes, records, and attempts to shed light on people, places and experiences that are not of the everyday variety. The traveller-both experienced and of the armchairvariety-could have many a worse companion than this book.

New News Out of Africa

Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195331281

Category: History

Page: 189

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An award-winning correspondent on PBSs "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa, revealing that there is more to the continent than the bad news of disease, disaster, and despair.

Not Out of Africa

Author: M. Lefkowitz

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872965044

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Shadows out of Africa

Author: Bianca Aparicio Vinsonneau

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1547568585

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 2585

Near the end of the eighteenth century, Kofi’s village in a remote part of Africa is brutally attacked and he is captured and sold into slavery. Thanks to an unexpected twist of fate, he is saved from being shipped to the plantations of the New World to instead remain a prisoner of Cape Coast Castle. From there, he risks his life to maintain a secret correspondence with the love of his life. Two hundred years later, anthropologist Claudia Carpio is sent to what was once known as the Gold Coast. She is immersed in working on the most important publication of her career when she learns of some mysterious letters. Troubled by their abrupt and disconcerting ending, she finds herself compelled to investigate the murky past in order to discover what happened to Kofi and why he stopped writing. What she doesn’t suspect, however, is that you can’t close the book so easily on certain chapters of history, and she soon finds herself entangled in a dangerous game.