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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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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel Baker, David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and their reputations in the name of this quest. They journeyed through East and Central Africa into unmapped territory, discovered the great lakes, Tanganyika and Victoria, navigated the upper Nile and the Congo, and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, malaria and deep spear wounds. Using new research, Tim Jeal tells the story of these great expeditions, while also examining the tragic consequences which the Nile search has had on Uganda and Sudan to this day. "Explorers of the Nile" is a gripping adventure story with an arresting analysis of Britain's imperial past and the Scramble for Africa
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1945-
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Jeal, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • British
  • British
  • Africa, East
  • Africa, Central
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3082820x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780571249756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3082820x
  • (Sirsi) 3082820x
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3082820x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780571249756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3082820x
  • (Sirsi) 3082820x

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