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Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition, is a collection of 30 tales of Namibian history, culture and nature.
Goldbeck, Mannfred; Stoldt, Inke; Kanzler, Sven-Eric; Kraft, Kirsten; Rockstroh, Christina; Swilling, Ron; Hillebrecht, Anna; Nanyanga, Savelia; Otto, Antje; Junge, Hergen; Hurter, Errol; Rusch, Walter
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Title: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition
Authors: Mannfred Goldbeck; Inke Stoldt; Sven-Eric Kanzler; Kirsten Kraft; Christina Rockstroh; Ron Swilling; Anna Hillebrecht; Savelia Nanyanga; Antje Otto; Hergen Junge; Errol Hurter; Walter Rusch
Series: Gondwana History, Vol 4
Publisher: Gondwana Publishers
Namibia, 2013
ISBN 9789991688831 / ISBN 978-99916-888-3-1
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 111 pages, 85 images, 1 map, English text

About: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition

A farmer's wife fends off a lioness with her bare hands; courageous missionaries move into the hitherto unexplored Linyanti area in the middle of the 19th century; a German aristocrat gets lost in the Namib Desert and survives for four days without water and food ... riveting and entertaining stories about Namibia and southern Africa await you in Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition. We delve into the pioneering phase of long-standing Namibian companies, their history going back more than 100 years. We follow the development of Gobabeb, the desert research centre at the intersection of three different desert ecosystems. The background to the windswept "Felsenkirche" (Church on the Rock) in Luderitz is described, as is the history of Swakopmund, the popular seaside resort. And there are features on well-known personalities such as former UN Special Representative for Namibia, Martti Ahtisaari, and Namibian medical doctor and politician Dr Libertina Amathila, both of whom have contributed significantly to Namibia's independence, as well as Namibian author Doc Immelman and German football legend Franz Beckenbauer. Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition comes with 40 concise and crisp stories is sheer reading pleasure for anyone interested in Namibia.

Content: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 4th edition

Preface
Donkey carts: The 4x4s of rural Namibia
How the Avis residential area developed
Deadly expedition to Linyanti
Harold Pupkewitz arrives in South West Africa
The second Pupkewitz generation in Namibia
Sand fleas and wooden huts: Swakopmund 120 years ago
Namibia-Botswana trip gets the "King" talking
The tale of Ou Koppie
The town that moved south
Original facade keeps memory of Hotel Fiirst Bismarck alive
Namibia's own storyteller: Doc Immelman
Louw Schoeman: Custodian of the Skeleton Coast
The honeymoon house
Keeping Lüderitz rolling through the years
Savoir vivre. Swakopmund around 1900
"I still got a suitcase in Namibia"
Des Erasmus, word artist par excellence
Everlasting church on the rock between the desert and the sea
Benevolence in the Omaheke
Wecke & Voigts: Innovatively through two turns of the century
The sky is not the limit
The stewardship of the Skeleton Coast
Nemesis of a lioness
A Prussian shoemaker in Rehoboth
By oxwagon through the arid Kalahari
Collector's passion gives Joe's Beerhouse its soul
A journey into humanity's past
The 'Ottos of the south', a family with history
Cumulative knowledge in the solitude of the desert
Lost in the Namib for four days
Hermann Deckert, Grootfontein's famous cartwright
Three owners in three days
Taking refuge in the Fish River Canyon
Life in the name of liberty
The servant of the people
Velskoen friends
"And suddenly rancid fat tastes like heaven"
The peacemaker
Sources and literature
Index of names
Index of places
Map: South West Africa under South African Administration


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