To the Heart of Africa

To the Heart of Africa

by Valerie Bodden
     
 

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A history of David Livingstone's 19th-century excursions into the African interior, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expeditions left their mark upon the world.See more details below

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A history of David Livingstone's 19th-century excursions into the African interior, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expeditions left their mark upon the world.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Africa was known as the "Dark Continent" for many centuries. Although a few European trading posts and settlements had been established along the coasts, the interior of the continent remained a mystery until the mid-1800s. Exploration came with significant risks. African fever (malaria) sickened and killed entire expeditions and wild animals were a constant threat. In 1841, David Livingstone, a medical doctor and a missionary embarked on the first of his three journeys into Africa. He befriended the natives and learned some of the tribal languages. He suffered several bouts with malaria, but persevered and became the first European to see many of the wonders of interior Africa, including Victoria Falls. This factual account is clearly written and accompanied with both black and white and color photographs. Profiles of Livingstone and three other explorers, reproductions of some of their significant journal entries, and inset boxes of supplemental information aid in understanding. Includes a table of contents, a timeline, end notes, a bibliography, and an index. A good reference source for middle school students. Part of the "Great Expeditions" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898126648
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Great Expeditions Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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