This 800-page "Handbook to the federation of Rhodesia And Nyasa land" is the first fully comprehensive survey of the country ever carried out and as a work of reference it can justly claim to be unique. It has an essential place in the libraries of all those who have an interest in the growth, development and resources of the most progressive country in the continent of Africa. Acknowledged experts in every field of Central African studies have contributed up- to-date, accurate and strictly factual surveys which will be invaluable to all students of the Federal scene. Its 45 chapters cover an immense range of factual information from the climate to its prehistory and history, its industry, natural resources, educational facilities, the press, the four governments, cultural activities, the churches and many others. There are 12 appendices on special subjects, including a chronology, lists of towns and of learned societies, diplomatic representation and statistics. Each section is illustrated by numerous photographs carefully selected from the thousands available. Five maps include rainfall, temperature, tribes, and European areas and agriculture. No other book exists about the Federation covering the same ground with the same authority and impartiality.
803 pages. Pictorial jacket over red boards with black lettering to spine. B&W photographs. Map. Firm binding with neat clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Photographs and map are clean and neat. Scraps, small bumps and dog ears to text pages edges. Some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. A few marks to front and rear boards. Slight lean to spine. Small bumps to corners with bumps to boards edges. Fair wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners. Published in 1960.