The life and African explorations of Dr. David Livingstone: comprising all his extensive travels and discoveries : as detailed in his diary, reports, and letters, including his famous last journals : with maps and numerous illustrations

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Cooper Square Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 643 pages
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During his travels as a missionary, David Livingstone beheld many previously unknown wonders of the African interior. He put Victoria Falls and Lake Ngami on the map, and was the first white man to cross the African continent. Diaries, reports and letters are combined to create a wonderful narration of Livingstone's travels in a widely unknown continent. Included in this harrowing tale is Livingstone's narrow escape from a lion's wrath, his negotiations with an African chief, and his account of the Portuguese slave traders brutally punishing slaves after their attempt to escape. The Life and African Explorations of Livingstone also reveals Livingstone's deeply-rooted Christian beliefs and the strength he took from them, strength that allowed him to live and thrive amid the hardships of equatorial Africa.

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The life and African explorations of Dr. David Livingstone: comprising all his extensive travels and discoveries: as detailed in his diary, reports, and letters, including his famous last journals: with maps and numerous illustrations

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This reprint of the original 1876 edition contains Livingstone's full report on his travels through Africa, including lithographic illustrations, facsimiles of notebooks, plus diary entries ... Read full review

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This is a good source for academic research in the subject of European presence in Africa during the XIXth century(which was catastrophic for the continent) and the experiences and actions of the 'explorers'. Read full review

Contents

Portrait of Dr David Livingstone Frontispiece
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A Lion
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A Tiger
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

One of the most remarkable explorers of the nineteenth century, Livingstone sought first as a missionary and devout Christian to end the slave trade in Africa and then to locate the source of the Nile. In these attempts, he lost his wife, who caught a fever on an expedition in which she joined him. He discovered Victoria Falls and the lands between Nyasa and Tanganyika, encountering other hardships and tragedies in his double quest. He was apparently much beloved by Africans who knew him. He never abated in his efforts on their behalf. His association with Sir Henry Morton Stanley is well known. The latter had been sent to find him by an American newspaper when Livingstone was feared lost. The formal approach of Stanley's first remark on finding him in a remote African village, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume," amused the world, and the greeting became a byword. Stanley was with Livingstone in northern Tanganyika when the latter died. "Missionary Travels" (1857) is essentially the contemporary record of Livingstone's two journeys to northwestern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1851-1853.

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