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The Great Rift: Africa's Changing Valley Anthony Smith

The Great Rift: Africa's Changing Valley - Anthony Smith

Southern Book Publishers, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a ¾" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The Great Rift Valley cuts a swathe through Africa. Running south from the Lebanon for 6,500 kilometres to the Mozambique Channel, the Rift is the greatest rupture on the earths land surface. It is the only geological feature that can be seen clearly from the moon and its complex system of faults and escarpments has been evolving for some 40 million years. The geological movements which created the Great Rift have resulted in a rich diversity of terrain and wildlife, from the lush rain forests which clad the volcanic mountains, home of the magnificent mountain gorillas, to the spectacular double chain of lakes which, enriched by minerals, throng with millions of flamingos. The plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, formed by fertile volcanic ash, support the largest concentration of big animals found anywhere on earth, notably wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. Anthony Smiths superbly illustrated book, containing over 130 full colour photographs, accompanies a major BBC television series, and presents a complete picture of the Rift's spectacular story.”

Size: 10" x 7¾". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages.
The Great Rift: Africa's Changing Valley Anthony Smith