CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS. THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER I.
THE DAWN OF A CENTURY OF DISCOVERY.
PAGE
Slackness of discovery during the struggles of the Republic and
Empire--Seetzen's voyages in Syria and ...
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Overview

CHAPTER I.
THE DAWN OF A CENTURY OF DISCOVERY.
PAGE
Slackness of discovery during the struggles of the Republic and
Empire--Seetzen's voyages in Syria and Palestine--Hauran and the
circumnavigation of the Dead Sea--Decapolis--Journey in Arabia--
Burckhardt in Syria--Expeditions in Nubia upon the two branches of
the Nile--Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina--The English in India--Webb
at the Source of the Ganges--Narrative of a journey in the Punjab--
Christie and Pottinger in Scinde--The same explorers cross
Beluchistan into Persia--Elphinstone in Afghanistan--Persia
according to Gardane, A. Dupré, Morier, Macdonald-Kinneir, Price,
and Ouseley--Guldenstædt and Klaproth in the Caucasus--Lewis and
Clarke in the Rocky Mountains--Raffles in Sumatra and Java . . . . 3


CHAPTER II.
THE EXPLORATION AND COLONIZATION OF AFRICA.

I.
Peddie and Campbell in the Soudan--Ritchie and Lyon in Fezzan--
Denham, Oudney, and Clapperton in Fezzan, and in the Tibboo
country--Lake Tchad and its tributaries--Kouka and the chief
villages of Bornou--Mandara--A razzia, or raid, in the Fellatah
country--Defeat of the Arabs and death of Boo-Khaloum--Loggan--
Death of Toole--En route for Kano--Death of Oudney--Kano--
Sackatoo--Sultan Bello--Return to Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

II.
Clapperton's second journey--Arrival at Badagry--Yariba and its
capital Katunga--Boussa--Attempts to get at the truth about Mungo
Park's fate--"Nyffé," Yaourie, and Zegzeg--Arrival at Kano--
Disappointments--Death of Clapperton--Return of Lander to the
coast--Tuckey on the Congo--Bowditch in Ashantee--Mollien at the
sources of the Senegal and Gambia--Major Grey--Caillié at
Timbuctoo--Laing at the sources of the Niger--Richard and John
Lander at the mouth of the Niger--Cailliaud and Letorzec in Egypt,
Nubia, and the oasis of Siwâh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85


CHAPTER III.
THE ORIENTAL SCIENTIFIC MOVEMENT AND AMERICAN DISCOVERIES.

The decipherment of cuneiform inscriptions, and the study of
Assyrian remains up to 1840--Ancient Iran and the Avesta--The
survey of India and the study of Hindustani--The exploration and
measurement of the Himalaya mountains--The Arabian Peninsula--
Syria and Palestine--Central Asia and Alexander von Humboldt--Pike
at the sources of the Mississippi, Arkansas, and Red River--Major
Long's two expeditions--General Cass--Schoolcraft at the sources
of the Mississippi--The exploration of New Mexico--Archæological
expeditions in Central America--Scientific expeditions in Brazil--
Spix and Martin--Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied--D'Orbigny and
American Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149


SECOND PART.


CHAPTER I.
VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD, AND POLAR EXPEDITIONS.

The Russian fur trade--Kruzenstern appointed to the command of an
expedition--Noukha-Hiva--Nangasaki--Reconnaisance of the coast of
Japan--Yezo--The Ainos--Saghalien--Return to Europe--Otto von
Kotzebue--Stay at Easter Island--Penrhyn--The Radak Archipelago--
Return to Russia--Changes at Otaheite and the Sandwich Islands--
Beechey's Voyage--Easter Island--Pitcairn and the mutineers of the
_Bounty_--The Paumoto Islands--Otaheite and the Sandwich Islands--
The Bonin Islands--Lütke--The Quebradas of Valparaiso--Holy week
in Chili--New Archangel--The Kaloches--Ounalashka--The Caroline
Archipelago--The canoes of the Caroline Islanders--Guam, a desert
island--Beauty and happy situation of the Bonin Islands--The
Tchouktchees: their manners and their conjurors--Return to Russia . 173


CHAPTER II.
FRENCH CIRCUMNAVIGATORS.

The journey of Freycinet--Rio de Janeiro and its gipsy
inhabitants--The Cape and its wines--The Bay of Sharks--Stay at
Timor--Ombay Island and its cannibal inhabitants--The Papuan
Islands--The pile dwellings of the Alfoers--A dinner with the
Governor of Guam--Description of the Marianne Islands and their
inhabitants--Particulars concerning the Sandwich Islands--Port
Jackson and New South Wales--Shipwreck in Berkeley Sound--The
Falkland Islands--Return to France--The voyage of the _Coquille_
under the command of Duperrey--Martin-Vaz and Trinidad--The Island
of St. Catherine--The independence of Brazil--Berkeley Sound and
the remains of the _Uranie_--Stay at Conception--The civil war in
Chili--The Araucanians--Discoveries in the Dangerous Archipelago--
Stay at Otaheite and New Ireland--The Papuans--Stay at Ualan--The
Caroline Islands and their inhabitants--Scientific results of the
expeditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012173737
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 1/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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