Autore: Michael Crichton
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307816508
Grandezza: 29,28 MB
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Vista: 3757
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.


Autore: Michael Crichton
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061782556
Grandezza: 10,67 MB
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Vista: 1620
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .


Grandezza: 68,69 MB
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The History Of Congo

Autore: Ch. Didier Gondola
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316968
Grandezza: 18,30 MB
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Gondola offers concise account of one of Africa's most mineral-rich and strife-torn countries.

The Congo From Leopold To Kabila

Autore: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780329407
Grandezza: 26,77 MB
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa.


Autore: Sean Rorison
Editore: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623911
Grandezza: 17,59 MB
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Known as the heart of Africa, the Congos are one of the last bastions in Africa for the seriously adventurous traveler. Both countries remain difficult to visit especially when traveling overland. This revised guide tells you how to travel both adventurously and safely and includes an extensive chapter on security. It provides the intrepid traveler with practical information and the unique maps you will need to explore this jungle territory. City maps have been updated with the latest information on where to find hotels, restaurants and shops. The road network has been repaired and travelers can now travel easily by minibus throughout some regions of these countries. Overland routes are much improved and regional maps are completely revised to show the updated infrastructure.The Congos encompass Africa's largest area of intact rainforest and much of the book is devoted to the spectacular wildlife in both countries. Two eastern national parks, both World Heritage Sites, protect not only the mountain gorilla but the critically endangered eastern lowland gorilla and information on tour groups visiting these sites and many others is included in the guide. Providing practical information on every region of both countries, essential advice on preparation as well as safety precautions, this is the only comprehensive guide to both Congos in English.

Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Autore: Joseph R. Oppong
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438104987
Grandezza: 79,78 MB
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Vista: 7825
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Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops.

Historical Dictionary Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Autore: Emizet Francois Kisangani
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227316X
Grandezza: 13,25 MB
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This book looks at 55 years of independence, over eight decades of colonial rule, and earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the Congolese territory. This fourth edition highlights new developments and the increasing importance of the DRC in the Great Lakes Region and Africa, in particular, as well as its important role in the international environment.. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Autore: Ted Dagne
Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437942539
Grandezza: 75,15 MB
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Vista: 1937
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In October 2008, the forces of the National Congress for the Defense of the Congolese People (CNDP) launched a major offensive against the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) in eastern Congo. Within days, the CNDP captured a number of small towns and Congolese forces retreated in large numbers. Contents of this report: (1) Recent Developments; (2) Background: The Crisis in DRC: Regional Issues; (3) Political Developments: Rwanda, DRC, and the CNDP; Former Rwandan Forces in DRC; (4) Joint Military Operations; (5) MONUC; (6) Human Rights Conditions; (7) Economic Conditions; (8) U.S.-Congo Relations; (9) U.S. Assistance to Congo. Illus. This is a print on demand report.


Autore: Anthony W. Gambino
Editore: Council on Foreign Relations
ISBN: 0876094256
Grandezza: 43,17 MB
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country of tragedy and promise on a massive scale. A war that began in 1998 caused widespread death and displacement. Though it officially ended in 2002, violence has continued, particularly in the east. Despite some positive developments, such as democratic elections in 2006 and an increase in foreign investment, the country continues to face severe security and development problems. In this Council Special Report, commissioned by the Center for Preventive Action, Anthony W. Gambino analyzes these problems and proposes steps the United States can take to help. He details the country's social, economic, and security challenges, ranging from lawlessness and corruption to poverty and poor health. He then recommends two priorities for U.S. policy: combating insecurity in the east and promoting sustainable development. To bolster security, the report urges the United States to ensure that the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC has an appropriate mandate and sufficient personnel and resources to remain in place for the foreseeable future, at least through the planned 2011 elections. On development, the report makes a number of recommendations, including increased U.S. assistance for the elections, environmental protection, and health.