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The Resource Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal

Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal

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Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure
Title
Explorers of the Nile
Title remainder
the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure
Statement of responsibility
Tim Jeal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet's most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped 'Dark Continent,' its jungle deprivations, and the courage--as well as malicious tactics--of the explorers. On multiple forays launched into east and central Africa, the travelers passed through almost impenetrable terrain and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, paralysis, malaria, deep spear wounds, and even death. They discovered Lakes Tanganyika and Victoria and became the first white people to encounter the kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro. Jeal weaves the story with authentic new detail and examines the tragic unintended legacy of the Nile search that still casts a long shadow over the people of Uganda and Sudan."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeal, Tim
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT117
LC item number
.J43 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nile River
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • British
  • British
  • Africa, East
  • Africa, Central
  • Historical Adventure
  • History
  • Geographical Discovery & Exploration
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Central Africa
  • Africa, East
  • Great Britain
  • Nile River
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Faber and Faber
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-493) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Plates -- Maps -- Introduction -- PART 1 Solving the Mystery -- 1 Blood in Godâ€?s River -- 2 A Great Misalliance -- 3 A Rush of Men Like a Stormy Wind -- 4 About a Rotten Person -- 5 Everything Was to be Risked for This Prize -- 6 Promises and Lies -- 7 A Blackguard Business -- 8 Our Adventurous Friend -- 9 As Refulgent as the Sun -- 10 An Arrow into the Heart -- 11 Nothing Could Surpass It! -- 12 The Nile is Settled -- 13 A Heroâ€?s Aberrations -- 14 Death in the Afternoon -- 15 The Doctorâ€?s Dilemma
  • 16 The Glory of Our Prize17 A Trumpet Blown Loudly -- 18 Almost in Sight of the End -- 19 Never to Give Up the Search Until I Find Livingstone -- 20 The Doctorâ€?s Obedient and Devoted Servitor -- 21 Threshing Out the Beaten Straw -- 22 Nothing Earthly Will Make Me Give Up My Work -- 23 Where Will You Be? Dead or Still Seeking the Nile? -- 24 The Unknown Half of Africa Lies Before Me -- PART 2 The Consequences -- 25 Shepherds of the World? -- 26 Creating Equatoria -- 27 An Unheard of Deed of Blood -- 28 Pretensions on the Congo
  • 29 An Arabian Princess and a German Battle Squadron30 â€?Savingâ€? Emin Pasha and Uganda -- 31 The Prime Ministerâ€?s Protectorate -- 32 To Die for the Mahdiâ€?s Cause -- 33 Equatoria and the Tragedy of Southern Sudan -- 34 A Sin not Theirs: The Tragedy of Northern Uganda -- CODA: Lacking the Wand of an Enchanter -- APPENDIX: Fifty Years of Books on the Search for the Nileâ€?s Source -- Acknowledgements -- Sources -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S
  • Tu -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
759396373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300178272
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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c8db5da0-8006-4480-b5b3-568178f115b7
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759396373
Label
Explorers of the Nile : the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure, Tim Jeal
Publication
Note
Simultaneously published: London : Faber and Faber
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-493) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Plates -- Maps -- Introduction -- PART 1 Solving the Mystery -- 1 Blood in Godâ€?s River -- 2 A Great Misalliance -- 3 A Rush of Men Like a Stormy Wind -- 4 About a Rotten Person -- 5 Everything Was to be Risked for This Prize -- 6 Promises and Lies -- 7 A Blackguard Business -- 8 Our Adventurous Friend -- 9 As Refulgent as the Sun -- 10 An Arrow into the Heart -- 11 Nothing Could Surpass It! -- 12 The Nile is Settled -- 13 A Heroâ€?s Aberrations -- 14 Death in the Afternoon -- 15 The Doctorâ€?s Dilemma
  • 16 The Glory of Our Prize17 A Trumpet Blown Loudly -- 18 Almost in Sight of the End -- 19 Never to Give Up the Search Until I Find Livingstone -- 20 The Doctorâ€?s Obedient and Devoted Servitor -- 21 Threshing Out the Beaten Straw -- 22 Nothing Earthly Will Make Me Give Up My Work -- 23 Where Will You Be? Dead or Still Seeking the Nile? -- 24 The Unknown Half of Africa Lies Before Me -- PART 2 The Consequences -- 25 Shepherds of the World? -- 26 Creating Equatoria -- 27 An Unheard of Deed of Blood -- 28 Pretensions on the Congo
  • 29 An Arabian Princess and a German Battle Squadron30 â€?Savingâ€? Emin Pasha and Uganda -- 31 The Prime Ministerâ€?s Protectorate -- 32 To Die for the Mahdiâ€?s Cause -- 33 Equatoria and the Tragedy of Southern Sudan -- 34 A Sin not Theirs: The Tragedy of Northern Uganda -- CODA: Lacking the Wand of an Enchanter -- APPENDIX: Fifty Years of Books on the Search for the Nileâ€?s Source -- Acknowledgements -- Sources -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S
  • Tu -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
759396373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300178272
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8db5da0-8006-4480-b5b3-568178f115b7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759396373

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