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Dinosaurs, Diamonds and Democracy : A Short, Short History of South Africa (Paperback) (Francis Wilson)

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An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The country's history since then has always been robust and full of energy. This book takes you in record time from that moment, when the earth's richest gold reefs were shaped, to the advent of democracy in 1994, another event that stunned the world. Along the way you will encounter some of the most ancient dinosaurs on record, the very first people on the planet, and the firstcultures. You will see outsiders moving in to reshape history: hunters and gatherers, cultivators and herders, iron-workers from the north, and immigrants from Europe and Asia. They fought and made peace; they stumbled upon gold and diamonds; they rose to the heights of excellence and sunk to the depths of oppression, until on one day they all queued as equals to elect a government. That is the story marked by dinosaurs, diamonds and democracy. --
Number of Pages: 142
Genre: History, Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology, Military / General, Africa / South / South Africa
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Francis Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2017
TCIN: 46776126
UPC: 9781415207246
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0671
$12.59
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