The Resource Into Africa : the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone, Martin Dugard

Into Africa : the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone, Martin Dugard

Label
Into Africa : the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Title
Into Africa
Title remainder
the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Statement of responsibility
Martin Dugard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1860s, exploration had reached a plateau. The seas and continents had been mapped, the globe circumnavigated. Yet one vexing puzzle remained unsolved: What was the source of the mighty Nile River? Aiming to settle the mystery once and for all, Great Britain called upon its legendary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who had spent years in Africa as a missionary. In March 1866, Livingstone steered a massive expedition into the heart of Africa. In his path lay nearly impenetrable, unchartered terrain, hostile cannibals, and deadly predators. Within weeks, the explorer had vanished without a trace. Years passed with no word." "While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found - or rescued - from a place as daunting as Africa, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the brash American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalize on the world's fascination with the missing legend. He would send a young journalist, Henry Morton Stanley, into Africa to search for Livingstone. A drifter with great ambition, but little success to show for it, Stanley undertook his assignment with gusto, filing reports that would one day captivate readers and dominate the front page of the New York Herald." "Tracing the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters, author Martin Dugard captures the perils and challenges these men faced. Dugard weaves into the narrative the remarkable transformation that occurred over the course of nine years, as Stanley rose in power and prominence and Livingstone found himself alone and in mortal danger."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dugard, Martin
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1110.L58
LC item number
D85 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livingstone, David
  • Stanley, Henry M.
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Livingstone, David
  • Stanley, Henry M.
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Africa, Southern
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Great Britain
Label
Into Africa : the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone, Martin Dugard
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Homecoming
  • pt. 1.
  • The searchers
  • pt. 2.
  • Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
  • pt. 3.
  • Ten human jawbones
  • pt. 4.
  • The world turned upside down
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035674007
Label
Into Africa : the epic adventures of Stanley & Livingstone, Martin Dugard
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Homecoming
  • pt. 1.
  • The searchers
  • pt. 2.
  • Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
  • pt. 3.
  • Ten human jawbones
  • pt. 4.
  • The world turned upside down
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035674007

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