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November 27, 2010

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Andrew

I don't know how much more interest in Zambia you have, but I found this autobiographical lecture from a geologist who worked in the Zambian Copper Belt interesting earlier this year.

Audio recording:
https://dase.laits.utexas.edu/media/bsls/mp3/BSLS_10-04-23_mp3.mp3

(Currently #15 here)
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/britishstudies/Lectures/Audio-Recordings.php

Kirsten

You might also enjoy Sowell's Conflicts and Cultures

Tony Zbaraschuk

Fascinating stuff, seeing areas where the Rail Net still hasn't penetrated everywhere like it did in Europe/America in the 19th century. How much motorized ground transportation exists outside/in addition to the rail line here?

Doug M.

Andrew, that recording was interesting. Thank you!

Tony, the rail network in most of Africa has been stagnant, or going backwards, over the last 20 years. Zambia is no exception.

On the other hand, the roads along the line of rail are excellent, and there are lots of cars and trucks.

Other-other hand, the roads off the line of rail are mostly pretty horrible. (Still some cars and trucks, though.)


Doug M.

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