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African Goldweights

Author : Tom Phillips
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215477410
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A comprehensive survey of these lively and imaginative artifacts.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

World In The Balance The Historic Quest For An Absolute System Of Measurement

Author : Robert P. Crease
ISBN : 9780393082043
Genre : Science
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The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement. Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press. Robert P. Crease traces the evolution of this international system from the use of flutes to measure distance in the dynasties of ancient China and figurines to weigh gold in West Africa to the creation of the French metric and British imperial systems. The former prevailed, with the United States one of three holdout nations. Into this captivating history Crease weaves stories of colorful individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, an advocate of the metric system, and American philosopher Charles S. Peirce, the first to tie the meter to the wavelength of light. Tracing the dynamic struggle for ultimate precision, World in the Balance demonstrates that measurement is both stranger and more integral to our lives than we ever suspected.
Category: Science

Critical Perspectives On Postcolonial African Children S And Young Adult Literature

Author : Meena Khorana
ISBN : 0313298645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The past few years mark a growing scholarly interest in African children's literature in the United States. Several books on the topic have been published, and the number of articles has also increased. Recent publications have been moving away from general country surveys or studies of publishing conditions to works that analyze literary structures, themes, and illustrations or that apply Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial theories to interpret the literature. The essays in this volume either approach colonial African children's literature from a postcolonial or revisionist perspective, or discuss books published after decolonization.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Christopher T. Morehart
ISBN : 9781607323808
Genre : Social Science
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The concept of surplus captures the politics of production and also conveys the active material means by which people develop the strategies to navigate everyday life. Surplus: The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life examines how surpluses affected ancient economies, governments, and households in civilizations across Mesoamerica, the Southwest United States, the Andes, Northern Europe, West Africa, Mesopotamia, and eastern Asia. A hallmark of archaeological research on sociopolitical complexity, surplus is central to theories of political inequality and institutional finance. This book investigates surplus as a macro-scalar process on which states or other complex political formations depend and considers how past people—differentially positioned based on age, class, gender, ethnicity, role, and goal—produced, modified, and mobilized their social and physical worlds. Placing the concept of surplus at the forefront of archaeological discussions on production, consumption, power, strategy, and change, this volume reaches beyond conventional ways of thinking about top-down or bottom-up models and offers a comparative framework to examine surplus, generating new questions and methodologies to elucidate the social and political economies of the past. Contributors include Douglas J. Bolender, James A. Brown, Cathy L. Costin, Kristin De Lucia, Timothy Earle, John E. Kelly, Heather M. L. Miller, Christopher R. Moore, Christopher T. Morehart, Neil L. Norman, Ann B. Stahl, Victor D. Thompson, T. L. Thurston, and E. Christian Wells.
Category: Social Science

Historical Dictionary Of Ghana

Author : David Owusu-Ansah
ISBN : 9780810875005
Genre : History
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Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, especially gold, and it is now an oil exporting country. But Ghana’s importance to the African continent is not only seen in its natural resources or its potential to expand its agricultural output. Rather the nation’s political history of nationalism, the history of military engagement in politics, record of economic depression and the ability to rise from the ashes of political and economic decay is the most unique character of the country. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ghana.
Category: History

African Designs From Traditional Sources

Author : Geoffrey Williams
ISBN : 9780486227528
Genre : Social Science
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Black-and-white linocut prints of geometric and abstract motifs, textual patterns, masks, and mythical figures provide a pictorial presentation of African designs
Category: Social Science

African Arts

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ISBN : UOM:39015007246294
Genre : Africa
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Category: Africa

A Companion To Modern African Art

Author : Gitti Salami
ISBN : 9781118515051
Genre : Art
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Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art
Category: Art

The Atlas Of African Affairs

Author : Ieuan L.l. Griffiths
ISBN : 9781135855598
Genre : Science
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The Atlas of African Affairs is divided into five sections dealing with environmental, historical, political and economic issues and with Southern Africa. Throughout, the book presents an interdisciplinary, integrated perspective on African affairs. Most of the chapters deal with continent-wide themes and are illustrated by maps of Africa as a whole drawn to a standardised outline of the same map projection and scale. Other chapters, often by way of example, discuss parts of the continent or individual countries and are illustrated with appropriate maps. The basic format of integrated text and maps is supplemented by guides to further reading at the end of each section as well as a series of detailed statistical tables at the end of the book.
Category: Science

Ghanaian Culture

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156483956
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Cinema of Ghana, Culture ministers of Ghana, Festivals in Ghana, Ghanaian cuisine, Ghanaian films, Ghanaian literature, Ghanaian media, Ghanaian music, Hausa culture, Languages of Ghana, Museums in Ghana, National symbols of Ghana, Religion in Ghana, Sport in Ghana, Eagle, Ashanti mythology, Anansi, English language, Culture of Ghana, Nafaanra language, Media of Ghana, West African cuisine, Music of Ghana, Griot, Ewe language, Akan goldweights, William Ofori Atta, Kusaal language, Women in Ghana, Logba language, Hiplife, Ga language, Oware, G.V. Series, Akan Chieftaincy, Akan names, Adangme language, Siwu language, Fufu, Social conduct in Ghana, Flag of Ghana, Garri, Dagbani language, Abusua, Avatime language, Bugum Chugu, Maafe, Sankofa, Kenkey, Coat of arms of Ghana, Ghanaian name, Sinking Sands, Ewe music, Adamorobe Sign Language, God Bless Our Homeland Ghana, Run Baby Run, Apoo festival, Ghana at the Olympics, Animere language, Adinkra symbols, Jollof rice, Obayifo, Rugby union in Ghana, Ligbi language, Trade & Pilgrimage Routes of Ghana, Okyeame, National Museum of Ghana, Dagaare language, Burger-highlife, Arya Samaj in Ghana, MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, List of museums in Ghana, Kelewele, Kpanlogo, Larteh language, Kobine, Anyin language, Hinduism in Ghana, Kabiy language, Mpre language, Shito, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Public holidays in Ghana, Ntoro, Chin chin, Obroni, Western Sisaala language, Akuaba, Akebu language, Fetish priest, Bureau of Ghana Languages, Abron dialect, Yam Festival,, Agbekor, Asanbosam, Akpeteshie, Nzulezo, National Film and Television Institute, Nzema language, Joromi, Voices of Ghana, Kasem language, Panafest, Gurene, Umaru of Salga, A Goat's Tail, Kposo language, Sunsum, Yaa Asantewaa Museum, Emmanuel's Gift, Volta Regional Museum. Excerpt: Englis...

African And Oceanic Art

Author : Sotheby's (Firm)
ISBN : MINN:31951D00619578D
Genre : Art, African
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Category: Art, African

World Civilizations

Author : Dennis Sherman
ISBN : 0070568316
Genre : Civilization
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This work provides a broad introduction to the evolution of world civilizations from ancient times to 1700. Short documents, photographs and charts, along with introductions, commentaries, guides and questions, are included to help clarify the material presented. Organized chronologically and regionally, the text also offers an alternate topical table of contents. This anthology aims to give students insight into how historians use evidence and make the interpretations that underlie our understandings of world civilizations.
Category: Civilization

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261560
Genre : Bibliography
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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.
Category: Bibliography