Best Online Books on Exploration in Africa, Famous Explorers in Africa. Missionaries in Africa, Travel accounts, Travel guides, David Livingstone, Victorian era explorers, Richard Burton the explorer, Mary Kingsley Travels in West Africa.
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About 150 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Africa Exploration”. Book Free Read Exploring Africa.
About 180 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Africa Description Travel”. Book Free Read Exploring Africa.
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Akely, Delia J.
MacMillan 1930 Dewey Dec. 916
Contents: Our Primitive Neighbors – Apes and Mondeys – Elephants in the Fog – Congo Resthouses – Crocodiles – Flamingos of Lake Hannington – In Quest of the Pygmies – Jungle Rescue
Edinburgh: Blackwood 1898 Dewey Dec. 916
Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824
by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Doctor Oudney, extending across the Great Desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire
Denham, Dixon and Clapperton, Hugh
John Murray 1826 Dewey Dec. 916
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Kingsley, Mary H.
MacMillan 1897 Dewey Dec. 916
Lattimore, Owen and Eleanor
Delacorte 1968 Dewey Dec. 916
Contents: The First Explorers – Rome and Asia – Asian Discoverers of Asia – Missionaries and Traders before 1500 – Ocean Discoverers and Empire Builders – When the White Man was a Burden
Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries, and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1858-1864
Livingstone, David and Charles
London: Murray 1865 Dewey Dec. 916.7
Livingstone, David, M.D.
London: Murray 1861 Dewey Dec. 916.7
Up the Niger. Narrative of Major Claude MacDonald’s Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa
to which is added a chapter on native musical instruments, by Cpt. C. R. Day
Mockler-Ferryman, A. F., Cpt.
London: Philip 1892 Dewey Dec. 916.6
Overlook 2001 Dewey Dec. 916
Its Journeyings and Adventures among the Native Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc. etc. on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza
London: Ward, Lock 1891 Dewey Dec. 916.7
Peters founded the German Colonization Society in 1884.
Rotberg, Robert I., ed.
Harvard 1974 Dewey Dec. 916
Chapters by various authors on Heinrich Barth, David Livingstone, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel White Baker, Gerhard Rohlfs, Henry Morton Stanley, Verney Lovett Cameron and Joseph Thomson.
Morrow 2004 Dewey Dec. 916
A portrait drawn from historical documents discusses the nineteenth-century adventurer’s rescue from slavery, her education under and marriage to English adventurer Sam Baker, and her life in the uncharted interior of Africa.
I am not a slave — Shots, knives, yells, corpses, and fire — Like a hawk after a mouse — A girl from the harem — So absurd an errand — Heart of a lion — Sitt, I be your boy — A perfect hell — Are the men willing to march? — A gorilla in London — Tock-tock-tock — The water cabbages are moving — My legs are but useless things — Life so uncertain here — A courageous lady — Supreme and absolute power — My lady and I shall proceed alone — Not a gentleman in the whole of Africa — The legendary reputation for Amazonian qualities — That disgraceful outrage — You promised you would never return without me — How can I live? — March 11, 1916
Speke, John Hanning
Blackwood 1863 Dewey Dec. 916
First-hand account of the grueling expedition in East Africa by Speke and Richard Burton that made them famous.
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Through Masai Land: A Journey of Exploration Among the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa
Being the narrative of the Royal Geographical Society’s expedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884
London: Sampson Low 1887 Dewey Dec. 916.7
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