Author: Chris Scott
Publisher: Trailblazer Editions
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Adventure travel
The second edition of the Overlanders' Handbook, the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America, has been re-researched and updated into a more compact book.
. The only guide dedicated solely to the new Republic of the Sudan. Explore entire pyramids and other ancient sites entirely free of tourist crowds. Drink in views over the Sudanese plains from the granite Taka Mountains. Dive the reef where Jacques Cousteau conducted his experiment in underwater living . Experience Sudan's cultural diversity among the 50 tribes of the Nuba Mountains. Read advice on where to stay/eat, travelling safely and cultural etiquetteAs a staple of bleak news headlines, Sudan has been slow to make its abundant attractions known to the outside world. Few foreigners have heard of the Kingdom of Kush, walked among the isolated pyramids of Meroë or witnessed the whirling dervishes of Omdurman. Yet those who do make it here are invariably enchanted by its easy-going nature, fascinating history and the warm welcome they receive from the Sudanese people.This, the only stand-alone guide to post-partition Sudan, leads you expertly from the labyrinthine souks of Khartoum to coral-bedecked wrecks off the Red Sea coast. Whether you're rushing through on the trans-Africa trail or whiling away weeks among rich archaeological sites, this fully revised third edition is your indispensible companion.
Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.
Author: Chris Scott
Release Date: 2018
For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Now in full colour and covering nearly 12,000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4x4s, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle. The book also includes guidance on choosing and preparing vehicles, the best places and times to go, getting to Morocco as well as local fly-drive options and off-road driving and riding techniques. With 40 pages of maps and more than 65 easy-to-follow-routes ranging from High Atlas trails reaching 3000m to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide will appeal to both the first timer looking to dip their toe in Africa and to the seasoned adventurer.
Land-locked in the heart of the African continent, Uganda has a fantastic climate, an ever-changing landscape and people who are honest, polite and genuinely pleased to help. Footprint’s Uganda Handbook will guide you from the peaks of the Mountains of the Moon, through the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and to the Source of the Nile at Jinja, taking in adrenalin-pumping thrills of tracking gorillas and rafting some of the best white water rides in the world. • Great coverage of gorilla trekking; bird- and butterfly-spotting; climbing the Rwenzoris; game-trekking, whitewater rafting, and fishing, cruising and canoeing on the many lakes. • Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from rock paintings at Kakora to exploring the volcanic landscapes near Tororo • Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape • Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget • Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help you find the best experiences From the bustling city of Kampala to the heavily forested waterfalls of the tropical Ssese Islands, Footprint’s fully updated 3rd edition will help you navigate this fairytale destination.
Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-04-13
Genre: Indians of North America
"Everything you know about Indians is wrong." As the provocative title of Paul Chaat Smith's 2009 book proclaims, everyone knows about Native Americans, but most of what they know is the fruit of stereotypes and vague images. The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States. Thirty-two leading experts, both Native and non-Native, describe the historical developments of the past 500 years in American Indian history, focusing on significant moments of upheaval and change, histories of indigenous occupation, and overviews of Indian community life. The first section of the book charts Indian history from before 1492 to European invasions and settlement, analyzing US expansion and its consequences for Indian survival up to the twenty-first century. A second group of essays consists of regional and tribal histories. The final section illuminates distinctive themes of Indian life, including gender, sexuality and family, spirituality, art, intellectual history, education, public welfare, legal issues, and urban experiences. A much-needed and eye-opening account of American Indians, this Handbook unveils the real history often hidden behind wrong assumptions, offering stimulating ideas and resources for new generations to pursue research on this topic.
Author: James Bainbridge
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
Release Date: 2016-03-24
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Containing a voluminous and detailed directory of useful information as well as informative and engaging essays on traveling in the '90s, this book is the quintessential traveler's companion and the ultimate resource for what you need to know to go anywhere.