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Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition, is a collection of 30 tales of Namibian history, culture and nature.
Stoldt, Inke; Kanzler, Sven-Eric; Kraft, Kirsten; Rockstroh, Christina; Swilling, Ron; Hillebrecht, Anna; Nanyanga, Savelia; Otto, Antje; Rusch, Walter; Oberhauer, Daniel; Saayman, Stefan
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Title: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition
Authors: Inke Stoldt; Sven-Eric Kanzler; Kirsten Kraft; Christina Rockstroh; Ron Swilling; Anna Hillebrecht; Savelia Nanyanga; Antje Otto; Hergen Junge; Stefan Saayman
Series: Gondwana History, Vol 5
Publisher: Gondwana Publishers
Namibia, 2014
ISBN 9789991689616 / ISBN 978-99916-896-1-6
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 111 pages, 85 images, 1 map, English text

About: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition

Did you know that back in 1910 a shipping route was opened from Lüderitzbucht to New York? That the small piles of rock found next to roads in southern Namibia honour Haiseb, a Nama deity? And that superstition is part of everyday life in Namibia? Become acquainted with Namibia and its people: the almost forgotten Ohambo tradition in the north, the characteristics of Boeremusiek and with Marthin Ashikoto, King of the Ndonga, whoso fate was doomed by the discrepancies between traditional and European Jurisdiction. Namibia and southern Africa are full of intriguing stories, ranging from that of a crocodile sinking its teeth into the backside of a navy diver or the history of the world-famous song "The lion sleeps tonight". The stories in Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition, will have you feeling the heartbeat of Southern Africa.

Content: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 5th edition

Preface
The exotic treasures of Africa
A shipping route from Lüderitzbucht to New York
Crocodile's revenge at Cuito Cuanavale
Ilse Schatz, founder of the Tsumeb Museum
Piles of stones a reminder of Haiseb deity
Wilhelm Mattenklodt, from hunter to hunted
The humble beginnings of a karakul millionaire
Swakopmund's crazy Winter
A glider flight at midnight
The healing waters of Ai-Ais: The early days
His Master's Voice
Where two rivers meet
Livingstone's heart - his 200th birthday
Dr. Erich Lübbert: Diamonds herald success
Voodoo, an integral part of life
Wanted dead or alive
New life for an old "Boeremusiek" tradition
Dirk Heinrich: Photographer turned conservationist
Hunted and admired: the giants of the oceans
The good Samaritan of Vyf Rand Kamp
"The worst that can happen to us"
A South West African in the turmoil of World War II
Jack the Ripper. Another close shave
Moving cattle to greener pastures
Platinum, gold and diamonds
VW Beetle: "Like a piece of Germany"
VW Beetle: A personality with a will of its own
VW Beetle: Smooching caused a stiff neck
The mysterious hermit of Sandwich Harbour
A Ndonga Tragedy
Gondwana Canyon Park: Re-wilding the land
Helmut zur Strassen, tour guide par excellence
Completing the family circle at Aus
The lion sleeps tonight
The stork's nest in Windhoek
If you master this one you are fit to drive anywhere
Shipwrecked off Wlotzkasbaken
A corporation weathers two world wars
Axel Metje Behnsen: Trust brings success
The indestructable Little Grey Fergie
Sources and literature
Index of names
Index of places
Map: South West Africa under South African Administration