Africa Explored: Europeans on the Dark Continent, 1769-1889 by Christopher HibbertAfrica Explored: Europeans on the Dark Continent, 1769-1889 by Christopher Hibbert

Africa Explored: Europeans on the Dark Continent, 1769-1889

byChristopher Hibbert

Paperback | January 14, 2002

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Many outstanding men-James Bruce, Richard Francis Burton, David Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, and others-won lasting fame from their African journeys. Africa Explored collects their amazing tales of treks into the unknown. These tales of Europeans in Africa before the wave of colonialism mix exotic sights and startling customs with sympathetic meetings of Africa's people and scenes of sublime beauty. Africa Explored relates Mungo Park's being robbed and left for dead in the West African desert, then saved by repeated acts of kindness; Burton and Speke's search for the legendary Mountains of the Moon that fed the Nile; Alexander Laing's fatal voyage to Timbuktu; Livingston's journeys up the Zambezi River; German missionary Johannes Rebmann's astonishment at beholding the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro; and other incredible encounters with strange animals, the slave trade, crippling diseases, and desert nomads.
Christopher Hibbert is the author of Wolfe at Quebec and Agincourt, among many other books on history. He lives in England.
Title:Africa Explored: Europeans on the Dark Continent, 1769-1889Format:PaperbackPublished:January 14, 2002Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815411936

ISBN - 13:9780815411932

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Hibbert writes exceptionally well, with a sharp eye for the clash of character and the dramatic moment.