About the Book
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the fight against famine in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia is unique among the nations of Africa. Its living culture traces its roots back nearly 3000 years to its founding by the biblical figures King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
But the story of humanity in Ethiopia does not begin there. One of the most celebrated hominid fossils ever discovered, the 3.5-million year old Lucy, was unearthed in the deserts of Ethiopia’s Afar region.
From burning deserts to frigid mountaintops, the topography and range of habitats in Ethiopia is as remarkable as its history. The country's central highlands, the most extensive in Africa, rise like a cool, green island surrounded by a sea of inhospitable deserts, a refuge for a great number of species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
Though occupied by Italy during WWII, Ethiopia was the only African country never to be colonized by foreign nations. The green, yellow and red Ethiopian flag flies as a symbol of freedom and independence for all African nations, many of which adopted the Ethiopian colors for their own flags.
In 233 pages and nearly 400 color photographs, An Ethiopian Album covers it all, from desert to mountaintop, from ancient ruins to modern cities. The book captures in rich detail all the grandeur and pageantry of Ethiopia, both in nature and in its people’s cultures.
Foreword by Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, General Manager of the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Agency, and the winner of the 2000 Right Livelihood Award, and his wife Sue Edwards, the noted conservationist, and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development.
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Features & Details
- Category Travel
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Jan 26, 2008
- Tags Art History, Sustainable Development, Ancient History, Coffee-table Book, Horn of Africa, Coffee, Tribes, Islam, Muslim, Christianity, Christian, Judaism, Jewish, Religion, Architecture, Art, Conservation, Nature, Birds, Wildlife, Ethnology, Anthropology, Culture, History, Photography, Travel, Africa, Ethiopia
Widely published writer and photographer, David Tannenbaum, brings his unusual training in both science and art history to bear on An Ethiopian Album. David lived in Africa for more than a decade, teaching science, writing on African art, culture and adventure, and studying African wildlife, particularly the continent’s birds. David is now an instructor on African cultures.