Africa is a vast continent with many and varied peoples and cultures. This attractive little guide offers a colourful introduction to the continent’s landscape, resources, history and the cultural achievements of its people. At the back of the book is a large, colourful fold-out poster map, which can be detached and displayed on a wall or notice-board. It offers an attractive visual reference to the key places, peoples and achievements of African civilizations, from prehistory to the start of the colonial period. The book is packed with fascinating facts about the major civilizations and regions of Africa: North, West, Central, and Eastern/Southern. It provides lively introductions to each area and civilization, with fascinating features on important themes and sites. The book is richly illustrated with colour photographs, including numerous iconic objects from the British Museum’s collections.