AFRICAN STUDIES 2015 PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP u denotes new or forthcoming title
Jeffrey D. Sachs
THE END OF POVERTY
Economic Possibilities for Our Time
10th Anniversary Edition
Foreword by Bono
An exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the path out of extreme poverty for
the world’s poorest citizens.
Penguin • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-303658-6 • $18.00
Also of interest: Common Wealth 978-0-14-311487-1
LEARNING FROM THE COLD WAR
Rebuilding America’s Strategic
Vision in the 21st Century
This lucid retrospective by one of the most
admired voices in the national security arena
answers an important and largely ignored
question: How can the brilliance and energy of
the great Cold War thinkers be recaptured and
applied to the strategic challenges posed by
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311574-8 • $17.00
AFRICAN MYTHS OF ORIGIN
A unique anthology of retold fables from Africa with
individual prefaces to each section, which put the
stories in their geographical and social context.
Penguin Classics • 544 pp. • 978-0-14-044945-7 • $18.00
The Masks of God, Volume I
Campbell discusses the primitive roots of
mythology, examining them in light of the
most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology.
Penguin 528 pp. • 978-0-14-019443-2 • $22.00
Also of interest: Creative Mythology: The Masks of God,
Volume IV 978-0-14-019440-1; Occidental Mythology: The
Masks of God, Volume III 978-0-14-019441-8, Myths to Live By
u THE RAGGED EDGE OF THE WORLD
Encounters at the Frontier Where
Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous
A pioneering work of environmental journalism
that vividly depicts the people, animals and
landscapes of the world’s last wild places, from
pygmy forests to the Antarctic to the world’s
most pristine rainforest in the Congo. “A well-versed guide to complex ecosystems and
remote cultures.”—The New Yorker.
Plume • 272 pp. • 978-0-452-29774-6 • $16.00
The First Three Thousand Years
“A landmark contribution….It is difficult to
imagine a more comprehensive and surprisingly accessible volume than MacCulloch’s.”—
Jon Meacham, The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 978-0-14-311869-5 • $26.00
THE BLACK NILE
One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace
and War on the World’s Longest River
“This is hard-core African travel...[with] Mr. Morrison’s peppery anecdotes, his refreshing honesty
and his ability to show how Africans view their dif-ficulties…. The book gives us a compelling portrait
of life along the Nile-from lonely fishing communities on Lake Victoria to the cacophonous collisions
of Cairo.”—Hugh Pope, The Wall Street Journal .
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311937-1 • $16.00
Jeremy Narby and Francis Huxley, editors
SHAMANS THROUGH TIME
500 Years on the Path to Knowledge
Tarcher • 336 pp. • 978-1-58542-362-0 • $16.95
A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS
The Penguin History of the Church, Volume 6
Owen Chadwick, general editor
Neill relates the history of Christian expansion
from the early days when Christianity conquered
the Roman world to the enormous increase in
missionary activity in the heyday of colonialism.
Penguin • 528 pp. • 978-0-14-013763-7 • $20.00
The Masks of God, Volume II
Campbell offers an explanation of Eastern
mythology as it developed into the distinctive
religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan.
Penguin • 576 pp. • 978-0-14-019442-5 • $21.00
RELIGION AND MAGIC
IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The first complete historical overview of the
beliefs of ancient Egypt reveals the complex
and intriguing world of gods and goddesses.
Penguin • 480 pp. • 978-0-14-026252-0 • $17.00
u THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY
What Can We Learn from
“Ambitious and erudite, drawing on Diamond’s
seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of fields
such as anthropology, sociology, linguistics,
physiology, nutrition and evolutionary biology.”—Chicago Tribune. “A fascinating and
valuable look at what the rest of us have to
learn from – and perhaps offer to – our more
traditional kin.”—Christian Science Monitor.
Penguin • 512 pp. • 978-0-14-312440-5 • $18.00
How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
This companion volume to Guns, Germs, and Steel
considers the factors that caused some of the great
civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin. Weaving an all-encompassing global thesis through a
series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives,
Collapse raises the urgent question: how can our
world best avoid committing ecological suicide?
Includes a chapter on Rwanda’s genocide.
Penguin • 608 pp. • 978-0-14-311700-1 • $19.00
Aventis Prize Finalist, New York Times Notable,
Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Economist Best
Book of the Year
Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others
A survey of the common myths that connect all
cultures, Eastern and Western, from ancient
times to the present day.
Plume • 272 pp. • 978-0-452-01027-7 • $16.00
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