|Topics:||Science and Scientists in Africa|
biographies of James Paul Chapin and Herbert Lang, photographs (villages, primates), the watercolors of James Chapin including Congo mural paintings, birds, fish, reptiles, mammels,
excerpts from "African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire," by Enid Schildkrout and Curtis A. Keim (AMNH and University of Washington Press, 1990) including their photographs of Congo musical instruments
excerpts from "King Leopold's Ghost" by Adam Hochschild (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998)
"160 publications including 120 American Museum of Natural
History publications based on the material collected by the 1909-1915
Congo Expedition, 12 British Museum publications by Barry Bolton on Congo
ants, 11 publications on African ants by the South African Museum and
affiliated organizations, and 17 Congo-related World Conservation Union
a central African map with layers. Select which features will appear on the map: lakes, cities, roads, railroads, forest, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc., a map of Chapin and Lang's travels
historic maps reflecting the "development of European knowledge of African geography from 1562 through 1940." Reproduced with permission of the New York Public Library and the British Library.
audio (requires sound card, headset or speakers) and video
clips of the Belgian Congo Records made by the "adventurer
and filmmaker Armand Denis during his 1934-35 cross-Africa expedition.
They were among the first recordings made of the sounds of the central
Congo. The Babiara people, whose songs may be heard..... are one of the
four main tribal groups who occupy the Ituri Forest." The video clip
shows a traditional Mangbetu dance.
a database on specimens collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition
a bibliographic essay on sources by Paula Willey, specially prepared bibliographies on Congo Conservation (314 citations), Description & Travel (1218 citations), Maps & Atlases (220 citations).
Newspaper Headlines, 1880-1916 about the Congo from the New York Times
and the New York Herald [KF]
See also Bergman, Albert - "On board the "Pensacola". The eclipse expedition to the west coast of Africa" (New York : s.n., 1890)
Invasive Species in Eastern Africa, 1999. Has full text reports from the workshop which explored the current status of invasive species in the region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius). http://www.icipe.org/invasive/default.cfm
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