To The Central African Lakes and Back: The Narrative of The Royal Geographical Society's East Central Expedition 1878-80, Volume 1, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

To The Central African Lakes and Back

The Narrative of The Royal Geographical Society's East Central Expedition 1878-80, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

By Joseph Thompson


320 pages

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First published in 1968: This, the record of the author's first journey into the interior of Africa, established his credentials as an explorer of the first rank. Although he made no startling discoveries and his experiences lack the dramatic impact of those retailed in Through Masai Land, his more widely known and subsequent narrative, To The Central African Lakes added measurably to Europe's knowledge of a part of eastern Africa which hitherto had only been understood in imperfect outline.

Table of Contents

1. Zanzibar 2. Preparations for Our Enterprise, and Excursion to Usambara 3. Dar-Es-Salaam to Mkamba 4. Mkamba to Behobeho 5. To The Mountain 6. The Plateau of Inner Africa 7. Between Nyasa and Tanganykia

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography