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Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
     

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

by John Hanning Speke, James Grant (Illustrator)
 

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Classic firsthand account of great explorer's second journey (1859–1860) to confirm his earlier discovery of Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile. Exciting blend of exploration, adventure and a wealth of geographic and ethnographic data. Over 70 illustrations and two maps (1 foldout). Introduction.

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Classic firsthand account of great explorer's second journey (1859–1860) to confirm his earlier discovery of Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile. Exciting blend of exploration, adventure and a wealth of geographic and ethnographic data. Over 70 illustrations and two maps (1 foldout). Introduction.

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In this 1863 volume, Speke recounts how he discovered Lake Victoria in East Africa in 1858. The book is part natural history, part travelog, and part adventure tale.

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ISBN-13:
9781556351914
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Born in England in 1827, John Hanning Speke ranks among the great nineteenth-century explorers of Africa. He is credited with the 1858 discovery of Lake Victoria in East Africa, one of the long-sought sources of the Nile. Because his claim was at first disputed, he undertook another expedition, with Captain James Grant, to confirm his original conclusion.

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