In This Review

Focus on Africa
Focus on Africa
By Richard Upjohn Light
American Geographical Society, 1941, 228 pp

Though the author of this fascinating book belongs to the medical profession, he has demonstrated himself to be a geographer of no mean proportions. With his wife as co-pilot and photographer, he flew his own plane from Capetown to the Mediterranean via East Africa, making numerous detours and stopovers on the way. His text is more than a news chronicle, for it makes a serious attempt to interpret the everchanging landscape in relation not only to natural but to human factors. The book is enriched by over 300 photographs, mostly air views, and a number of maps. These will prove useful aids to those who read Negley Farson's book, mentioned above.