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Bicycling in Africa; The Place in Between by David Mozer

– Posted in: Bicicletta, Cultura, Recensioni

By David Mozer
Originally Posted Monday, December 29, 2008

Bicycling in Africa

The Place in Between

13×21 cm

softcover

192 pagine

ISBN 9-9623052-0-0

1989

15 us$

di David Mozer

illustrato da Abbie Mitchell

se siete ispirati dall’idea di andare in bicicletta in africa allora Bicycling in Africa e’ il manuale

per voi. Poche pagine ma assolutamente condensate di informazioni utilissime ecco l’indice condensato

– Biciclettare in africa per westeners (noi :-))

– Attraversare Bariere culturali

– Salute

– Cura del fisico (postura, riscaldamento, cadenza, fluidi, calorie riposo)

– Preparazione della bicicletta per un viaggio africano

– La vita del viaggiatore in africa

purtroppo il libro e’ in lingua inglese

l’indice reale e’ questo

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Bicycling In Africa For Westerners 1

A. Myths And Realities 2

B. Styles of Travel 5

C. The Cross­Cultural Experience 6

D. Responsible Travel 7

E. A Realist Assessment 12

II. Crossing Cultural Barriers 13

A. Dress 13

B. Greetings 15

C. Right­handedness 16

D. Vocabulary 17

E. Language Structure 19

F. Making Friends 20

II. Health & Wellness 22

A. General Wellness I 23

B. Training 23

C. General Wellness II 24

D. Safety 25

E. Insurance: Medical & Evacuation 26

F. Immunizations 26

G. Malaria Prophylactics 27

H. Jet Lag 27

I. Overheating 29

J. Hygiene 30

Safe Drinking Water 30

Safe Eating 31

M. Cuts & Scrapes 31

N. Colds & Sore Throats 32

O. Gynecological Considerations 32

P. Diarrhea 35

Q. Insects 36

IV. Body Maintenance 37

A. Posture: Sizing & Adjusting Your Bike 37

B. Warm­up 39

C. Cadence 40

D. Fluids 41

E. Calories 42

F. Rest 43

V. Preparing For Bicycle Travel In Africa 44

A. General Checklist 45

B. Picking A Destination 46

C. Defining Your Style of Travel 47

D. Becoming Informed 49

E. Planning An Itinerary 51

1. Limitations 51

2. Mileage 51

3. Daylight 52

4. Climate 52

5. Route 52

6. Seeing Wildlife 53

7. Accommodations 54

F. International Travel 55

1. Passports 55

2. Visas 56

3. Air Tickets 56

4. Certificate of Registration 57

G. Selecting A Bicycle 58

H. Racks, Packs & Fenders 59

I. Bike Checkup 60

J. Personal Equipment 62

1. Bicycle Helmets & Gloves 62

2. Water Bottles 63

3. Water Purification 63

4. Food 63

5. Tools & Spare Parts 64

6. Clothing 64

7. Sunglasses 65

8. Lights 66

9. First Aid Kit 66

10. Other Items 66

K. Loading Up 67

L. Packing 68

VI. The Traveler Life In Africa 71

A. Air Travel 71

B. Trains, Taxis & Buses 73

C. Customs & Immigrations Formalities 74

D. Finding Your Way 76

E. Accommodations 76

1. Hotels 77

2. Village Housing 78

3. Camping 79

F. Personal Hygiene 79

G. Washing Etiquette 79

H. Food 80

I. Check Points 83

J. Personal Security 84

K. Language 86

L. Photography 87

M. Money 91

1. Controlled Currencies 92

2. Credit Cards/Traveler’s Cheques 93

3. Tips, Cadeaux, Dash & Bribes 93

N. Mail & Shipping 94

O. Telephoning 95

P. Markets & Shopping 96

Q. Bargaining 97

R. Art & Craft 99

S. Endangered Wildlife Products 101

T. Departure Tax 102

U. Time & Time Zones 102

VII. Conclusion 103

VIII. Appendix

A. Packing Checklist

1. Carry On A ­ 1

2. Clothing A ­ 1

3. Strongly Recommended Items A ­ 2

4. Optional Useful Items A ­ 2

5. Wellness Kit A ­ 3

6. Camping Equipment A ­ 3

7. Cooking Equipment A ­ 4

8. Bicycle Equipment A ­ 4

9. Personal Bicycle Tool Kit A ­ 4

10. Group Equipment A ­ 5

B. Bibliography

1. Africa ­ General B ­ 2

2. West Africa ­ Coast B ­ 3

3. West Africa ­ Sahel B ­ 6

4. Central Africa B ­ 8

5. East Africa B ­ 9

6. Southern Africa B ­ 11

7. North Africa B ­ 13

C. Health Guide

1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome C ­ 2

2. Amoebas C ­ 2

3. Anthrax C ­ 2

4. Bacterial Dysentery C ­ 3

5. Chagas’ Disease C ­ 3

6. Childhood Malnutrition C ­ 3

7. Cholera C ­ 4

8. Diarrhea C ­ 4

9. Filiariasis and Elephantiasis C ­ 6

10. Giardia C ­ 6

11. Hemorrhagic Fever C ­ 6

12. Hepatitis A C ­ 6

13. Hepatitis B C ­ 7

14. Leishmaniasis C ­ 7

15. Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) C ­ 7

16. Lice C ­ 7

17. Malaria C ­ 8

18. Meningitis C ­ 10

19. Onchocerciasis C ­ 10

20. Parasitic Worms C ­ 11

21. Plague C ­ 11

22. Poliomyelitis C ­ 11

23. Rabies C ­ 12

24. Scabies C ­ 12

25. Schitosomiasis C ­ 12

26. Small Pox C ­ 13

27. Tropical Ulcers C ­ 13

28. Trypanosomiasis C ­ 13

29. Tuberculosis C ­ 14

30. Typhoid Fever C ­ 14

31. Typhus C ­ 15

32. Yellow Fever C ­ 15

D. Effective Cycling

. 1. Bicycle Helmets D ­ 1

2. Rules Of The Road D ­ 2

3. Ride Defensively D ­ 2

4. Riding Technique D ­ 3

. .a. Starting D ­ 3

. .b. Stopping D ­ 3

. .c. Scanning D ­ 4

. .d. Gearing D­ 4

5. Maintenance D ­ 4

6. Maintenance Guide D ­ 5

a. Brakes D ­ 5

b. Brake Cables D ­ 5

c. Chain D ­ 6

d. Wheels D ­ 6

e. Tires D ­ 7

f. Derailleur & Shift Cables D ­ 7

g. Hubs, Bottom Brackets D ­ 8

h. Seat Post & Handlebars D ­ 8

i. Attachments D ­ 8

E. Resources

1. Travel/Health/Evacuation Ins. E ­ 1

2. Medical Information E ­ 2

3. Bicycle Touring Consultants E ­ 3

4. Selected Travel Guides E ­ 3

F. Selected Country Guide

1. Algeria F ­ 1

2. Benin F ­ 1

3. Burkina Faso F ­ 2

4. Cameroon F ­ 3

5. Cote d’Ivoire F ­ 4

6. Ghana F ­ 5

7. Kenya F ­ 6

8. Malawi F ­ 7

9. Mali F ­ 8

10. Niger F ­ 8

11. Nigeria F ­ 9

12. Senegal F ­ 10

13. Tanzania F ­ 10

14. Togo F ­ 11

15. Tunisia F ­ 12

16. Zimbabwe F ­ 13

G. Climate In Africa G ­ 1

H. Africa: Transport, Bicycles And Development

1. Introduction H ­ 1

2. The Role of Transportation H ­ 2

3. Transportation In Africa H ­ 2

4. Bicycle Transportation In Africa H ­ 4

5. Urban Bicycle Transportation H ­ 7

6. Multi­modal Transportation H ­ 8

7. Women And Transportation H ­ 8

8. Transport And The Environment H ­ 9

9. Transportation Policy H ­ 10

10. The (Bicycle) Course To Success H ­ 11

I. International Bicycle Fund I ­ 1

L’autore e’ un consulente in trasporto sicurezza economia dell’uso della bicicletta

David e’ stato in africa come peace corps nel 75.

Nei successivi 2 anni ha insegnato matematica e scienze e percorso centinaia di chilometri a piedi visitando scuole e villaggi isolati per il suo lavoro nel campo educativo.

Successivamente e’ tornato in africa in bicicletta e percorso oltre 30.000 km

Potete comprare il libro sul sito http://www.ibike.org/ sul sito molte altre info

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