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The Resource Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov, (electronic resource)

Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov, (electronic resource)

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Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari
Title
Africa on six wheels
Title remainder
a semester on safari
Statement of responsibility
Betty Levitov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I think I get it," Betty Levitov's youngest student said, sitting on a porch in Harare, Zimbabwe. "You've had a potentially fatal disease, and faced death, and now you'll do just about anything." The student was trying to fathom why a teacher would take thirteen kids from a small midwestern liberal arts college on a three-month trek across Africa. The answer, a learning experience like no other, unfolds in Levitov's thoroughly engaging account of her life-changing stint as a mwalimu ("teacher" in Swahili) with an Australian bus driver and thirteen college kids from Nebraska in tow. The group's wanderings take them--and us--through seven countries. Through dhow trips and donkey rides on the Swahili island of Lamu, scuba diving and spice tours in Zanzibar, camping in the Namib Desert, and swimming on the edge of a cataract at Victoria Falls, we encounter remarkable people, new customs, and intriguing arts (along with malaria, flat tires, a bike accident, and a hostage crisis). As the students apprentice themselves to African cooks, fisherman, carvers, and batik artists, we discover with them a subtle and complex connection among people normally worlds apart
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Levitov, Betty
Dewey number
  • 916.704/33
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Levitov, Betty
  • Levitov, Betty
  • Africa
  • College teachers
  • College students
  • College students
  • Bus travel
  • Foreign study
  • Teaching
Label
Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Bison Books"--Page [i]
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Map -- Introduction -- 146; Tarzan and Tutankhamen -- Waiting for Gavin -- 346; Mr46; Mushi -- 446; The Wazungu Whale -- 546; Nai45;robbery -- 646; Captain Simba and the Stone House Gang -- 746; I Wonder as I Wander -- 846; Good Days44; Bad Days44; and Mzuzu Days -- 946; Njaya -- 10 46;Mr46; Chiumia -- 1146; Fawlty Towers -- 1 8Wash Me33;8221; -- 1346; Long Street -- Epilogue -- Last Page
Control code
ocn122256230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803206168
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122256230
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Bison Books"--Page [i]
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Map -- Introduction -- 146; Tarzan and Tutankhamen -- Waiting for Gavin -- 346; Mr46; Mushi -- 446; The Wazungu Whale -- 546; Nai45;robbery -- 646; Captain Simba and the Stone House Gang -- 746; I Wonder as I Wander -- 846; Good Days44; Bad Days44; and Mzuzu Days -- 946; Njaya -- 10 46;Mr46; Chiumia -- 1146; Fawlty Towers -- 1 8Wash Me33;8221; -- 1346; Long Street -- Epilogue -- Last Page
Control code
ocn122256230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803206168
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122256230
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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