Burton and Speke"s source of the Nile quest
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Burton and Speke"s source of the Nile quest by Daniel Gilpin

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Published by Heinemann Library in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Burton, Richard Francis, -- Sir, -- 1821-1890 -- Travel -- Nile River -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Speke, John Hanning, -- 1827-1864 -- Travel -- Nile River -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Nile River -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDaniel Gilpin.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesGreat journeys across earth
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT117 .G55 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17850855M
ISBN 109781403497529
LC Control Number2007005830
OCLC/WorldCa83609854

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  This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in /5(2). Burton and Speke is a historical novel by William Harrison recounting the expedition of the search for the source of the Nile by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton and English aristocrat and amateur hunter John Hanning her: Random House. Stanford University Press, - Biography & Autobiography - pages 0 Reviews This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who.   This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in Reviews: 2.

Sir Harry Johnston (), was a British artist, explorer and colonial administrator. He was a key figure in the so-called 'Scramble for Africa', the invasion and colonisation of Africa by major European powers in the late nineteenth century. This book, first published in , is Johnston's wide-ranging history of Nile exploration, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks and.   Buy Burton and Speke's Source of the Nile Quest (Great Journeys Across Earth) by Gilpin, Daniel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Daniel Gilpin. John Hanning Speke, DNB Entry Times Obituary and Inquest Report. H.B. Thomas on Speke's Death. Speke accompanied Richard Francis Burton on his Somali Expedition, then again on the East Africa expedition, which aimed to find the sources of the Nile. The expedition discovered Lake Tanganyika in , and explored part of its extent. History This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in

  But seems to be full of himself and the book mostly consists of him complaining about ill treatment by different African leaders that he encounters. He spends far to much time talking about the same subject and despite the title of the book the source of the Nile only shows up for about a s:   Also, it seems, historians never made use of the manuscript on which Speke based his book The Discovery of the Source of the Nile, despite its availability in Scotland's National Library.   Burton disagreed with Speke’s hypothesis, but Speke travelled back to England before him and lectured to the Royal Geographical Society on the expedition’s discoveries and his (correct) conviction that he had identified the source of the Nile, before publishing an account of the expedition in Blackwood’s Magazine. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile Kindle Edition by John Hanning Speke (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. out of I read the original Burton & Speke book which I really enjoyed. But this has frustrated me, and I gave up reading it 2/3 of the way through. Read more. s: 8.