The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources

The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources

by Samuel White Baker

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The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources by Samuel White Baker

Sir Samuel Baker (1821–93) was one of the most famous Victorian explorers and hunters. First published in two illustrated volumes in 1866, this account of his most celebrated expedition is amongst the most important works of its type. Baker promises 'to take the reader by the hand, and lead him step by step … through scorching deserts and thirsty sands; through swamp and jungle … until I bring him, faint with the wearying journey, to that high cliff … from which he shall look down upon the vast Albert Lake and drink with me from the sources of the Nile!' Volume 2 finds Baker a prisoner of a native king. Baker offers a number of 'gifts' to buy his release, and after an arduous journey, with his wife in a coma, in March 1864 he reaches Luta N'zige, which he renames in memory of Prince Albert. A compelling account of an historic adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108032032
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

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