Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Africa is often called the Cradle of Humankind. Millions of years ago, it was home to the very first humans, and today it remains a vibrant land filled with diverse cultures. Readers will tour Africa’s varied landscape and get a close look at its many iconic plants and animals. They will also learn about the continent’s history and discover how its people live today. Features include engaging sidebars that highlight unique animals, landmarks and more; maps to show size, location and topography; glossaries; eye-catching images; charts, diagrams and more.₵30.00Quick View
Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. But vital clues still remain hidden.
In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies as well as their feats of skill and endurance.
The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than twenty species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of the modern human: Homo sapiens. They have revealed how early technology, language ability, and artistic endeavour all originated in Africa; and they have shown how small groups of Africans spread out from Africa in an exodus sixty thousand years ago to populate the rest of the world. We have all inherited an African past.
Martin Meredith’s fascinating account of the exploits of scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins unfolds like an epic detective saga. We all have an African legacy, and in this fascinating and informative book Meredith leads us back to the place where we have rediscovered our common human heritage.₵50.00Quick View
Ghana is one of Africa’s most rewarding travel destinations. What it lacks in a ‘big name’ attraction is more than makes up for in sheer variety. Walk in the footsteps of elephants in the Mole National Park, marvel at Wa’s spectacular Sahelian mud mosques, take a dip below the gorgeous waterfalls of the eastern highlands, or simply hang out with the locals at one of the country’s ubiquitous ‘chop shops’.
Now in the seventh edition, Bradt’s Ghana covers everything from visa information to where to get the best red-red. Written by leading Africa expert Philip Briggs, it’s the most comprehensive guidebook available,and an essential companion for seasoned travelers and first time Africa visitors alike.₵80.00Quick View
Age Range: 7 – 9 years
Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years.
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world’s most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of its remains many years later.
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs.₵15.00Quick View