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In the mid-nineteenth century, the source of the Nile River was found through the efforts of British explorers Richard Burton, James Augustus Grant, and Samuel White Baker, who, through their tenacity, revealed the great river's secret. This handsome volume chronicles the expeditions, exotic lands, initial failures, and hard-won successes through a vivid text accompanied by hundreds of fascinating graphics.The Discovery of the Nile recounts the complex history of the gradual exploration of the course of the river and its tributaries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Napoleonic conquests; from the British expedition to Abyssinia to the Egyptian invasion of Sudan. History comes to life through the lively narrative and superb visuals including nineteenth century landscape paintings, maps, botanical prints, and much more. History buffs will be delighted to delve into the fascinating story of the discovery of the Nile as recounted through hundreds of vibrant images and a narrative as lively and engaging as any adventure story.
Writer, editor, and professional translator Gianni Guadalupi has published a number of books on the culture of travel including The Rajah's Land: Passages to India from the Seventeenth to the Eighteenth Century.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14" Width: 10.1" Height: 1.5" Weight: 6.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 12, 2008
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854403393 ISBN13 9788854403390
Availability 0 units.
More About Gianni Guadalupi
Michael Yamashita has combined his two passions--photography and travel--as a regular contributor to "National Geographic" since 1979. He has received numerous awards, including the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year Competition, and an award from the New York Art Director's Club. He is the author of Marco Polo (White Star, 2005). Gianni Guadalupi has worked for many years compiling anthologies on literature pertaining to travel. He has written numerous books on the culture of travel for White Star.
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Stunning Plates! Jun 24, 2006
The plates in this LARGE volume are absolutely stunning! If you are at all interested in the history of Africa, it will be well worth your while to get this book before all of the cheaper copies are bought up.