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Into the Past

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Phillip Valentine Tobias is arguably South Africa’s most honoured and decorated scientist. Into the Past focuses on the first forty years of Tobias’s life: from his troubled childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein to his intense student days at Wits University (where he also taught from 1945 until 1993) and the prolific research, correspondence and travels of his early career. He vividly recounts his interactions with some of the great names in twentieth century science. Through his dedication to the people of Africa, Tobias opens windows on the San (or Bushmen) of Botswana, the Tonga of Zambia and he recounts his role in the fight against racism during the harrowing decades of South Africa’s apartheid regime.

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Book Condition No
SKU 9781770100152
Author Tobias, Phillip
Dimensions 233mm x 153mm
Format TPB
Pages 277
Genre Autobiography
Language English
Publisher Picador Africa
Published 2006