Title The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons)
Book Condition Near Fine
Size 12 mo
Publisher London and New York Thames & Hudson Ltd 1993
0500300275 / 9780500300275
Seller ID 005561
175 pp. A little wear to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. "'Dr Livingstone, I presume.' Everyone knows Stanley's famous words. But what of the other great explorers of the mysterious interior of Africa? Speke, Grant, Baker, Kingsley: in the space of barely fifty years these extraordinary men and women travelled to the sources of the Nile and tracked the course of the Congo and Zambezi. Yet their achievements led to commercial exploitation and ruthless colonization. This is the story of physical horrors endured, euphoric success, and the dramatic consequences of a momentous meeting of cultures."