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The Resource Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov

Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov

Label
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 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, fishermen, carvers, and batik artists, we discover with them a subtle and complex connection among people normally worlds apart."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
LC call number
DT12.25
LC item number
.L49 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Bison Books"--P. [i]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70167539
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 184 pages
Isbn
9780803280540
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006019098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)70167539
Label
Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari, Betty Levitov
Publication
Note
"Bison Books"--P. [i]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70167539
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 184 pages
Isbn
9780803280540
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006019098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)70167539

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