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This photographic book documents a delightful collection of handmade miniature vehicles, boats and planes made from discarded and recycled material in Africa and purchased in at least 20 different countries between 1985 and 2003. They range from rudimentary to amazingly sophisticated. The collection has educational, cultural and environmental aspects, and the pieces showcase the imagination and ingenuity of African children and craftsmen. Author and collector Jude Andreasen spent eight years working and living in African countries. Cleve Overton has traveled the continent with Ms. Andreasen from the Cape to Cairo.

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