Why did people want to discover the source of the Nile? Who was the first to find it, how did they get there, and when? What did some of the earliest explorers in Africa encounter on their quests? Take a journey back in time and discover the facts about a great mystery waiting to be solved: the source of the Nile. Two men set out to find where the world's longest river began, but only one was to succeed! This was a journey of the unexpected, across land that had never been explored before. Find out about the difficulties the travellers faced: the searing heat of Africa, the mountainous terrain, the dangerous wild animals, and the agony of tropical diseases. Learn more about the African continent and the people the explorers met as they struggled on foot across unknown lands.
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The 1865 expedition from England through Egypt to find the source of the Nile by Richard Burton and John Speke is presented in detail, highlighting the science involved. The hiring of soldiers and porters, the eventual mutiny by the soldiers who fled with --Arlington Independent School District
The information presented in this book will help the reader understand what a true adventure entails. This journey represented the struggles of two men that explored a land that had never been traveled. The text is full of geography and science related in --Irving ISD Learning Resources
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Descrizione libro Heinemann Library, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007426812
Descrizione libro Heinemann Library, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007573183