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The Resource Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal

Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal

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Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure
Title
Explorers of the Nile
Title remainder
the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure
Statement of responsibility
Tim Jeal
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet's most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped 'Dark Continent,' its jungle deprivations, and the courage--as well as malicious tactics--of the explorers. On multiple forays launched into east and central Africa, the travelers passed through almost impenetrable terrain and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, paralysis, malaria, deep spear wounds, and even death. They discovered Lakes Tanganyika and Victoria and became the first white people to encounter the kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro. Jeal weaves the story with authentic new detail and examines the tragic unintended legacy of the Nile search that still casts a long shadow over the people of Uganda and Sudan."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
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Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Faber and Faber
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-493) and index
Control code
ocn711045611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300149357
Lccn
2011933872
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)711045611
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Faber and Faber
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-493) and index
Control code
ocn711045611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300149357
Lccn
2011933872
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)711045611

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