This colorful atlas utilizes maps, pictures, flags, globe panoramas, information panels, diagrams, and charts to give an overview of the entire continent of Africa, along with a close-up view of its countries. Information doesn't stop there-readers learn about the history, peoples, wildlife, languages, currency, and government of each country. Readers learn about groundnuts in Gambia and Senegal, and ostrich farms in South Africa. The book also contains a map showing pre-colonial events and areas of recent conflict. A timeline of important dates appears in the politics and history section.