Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

by Mungo Park
     
 

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In 1795, a young Scottish physician set out to explore the course of the Niger River. The detailed notes from his arduous two-year adventure in West Africa provided Europeans with their first reliable account of the region. Two centuries later, this early classic of travel literature offers singular geographic and anthropological observations of Africa before

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In 1795, a young Scottish physician set out to explore the course of the Niger River. The detailed notes from his arduous two-year adventure in West Africa provided Europeans with their first reliable account of the region. Two centuries later, this early classic of travel literature offers singular geographic and anthropological observations of Africa before colonial influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486479132
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer of the African continent.He is credited as being the first Westerner to encounter the Niger River.

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