The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia

The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia

by Sir Samuel W. Baker
     
 

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Samuel Baker (1821 - 1893) was born in England. After the death of his wife he traveled to Ceylon in 1846. Baker established an agriculture settlement in Nuwara Eliva. He helped bring cattle and emigrants from England and made a success of the settlement. During his stay in Ceylon he spent a great deal of time hunting with his hounds, which became the genesis of this…  See more details below

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Samuel Baker (1821 - 1893) was born in England. After the death of his wife he traveled to Ceylon in 1846. Baker established an agriculture settlement in Nuwara Eliva. He helped bring cattle and emigrants from England and made a success of the settlement. During his stay in Ceylon he spent a great deal of time hunting with his hounds, which became the genesis of this novel and a later work. Baker spent 12 months exploring the Nile and the area surrounding it. His explorations included the Atbara, Settite, Royan, Salaam, Angrab, Rahad, Dinder, and the Blue Nile. Baker states that "The interest attached to these portions of Africa differs entirely from that of the White Nile regions, as the whole of Upper Egypt and Abyssinia is capable of development, and is inhabited by races either Mohammedan or Christian; while Central Africa is peopled by a hopeless race of savages, for whom there is no prospect of civilization."

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ISBN-13:
9781438509990
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

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