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Mungo Park, surgeon, botanist, and explorer, was born in Scotland into a society increasingly fascinated with the dark and largely uncharted continent of Africa. Following his medical training, Park first broke new ground as a botanist, discovering eight new species of fish off the coast of Sumatra. It was in 1795, however, at the tender age of 23, that Park truly made his name, leading an expedition that consisted only of himself and local guides. Travels in the Interior of Africa is the explorer's own account of this momentous attempt to chart the course of Niger river, and the perils and wonders that accompanied his journey. The bare facts of this expedition into a land both hostile and savage, welcoming and lavish, seemed stranger than any fiction, and yet remain simply observations upon the most intrepid of adventures.

Book News Annotation:

Mungo Park was a Scottish doctor and botanist tasked by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa (later known as the Africa Association) to trace the course of the river Niger and gather information on the relatively unknown city of Timbuktu. Having set sail for Africa in May of 1795, he was forced to return, without having charted the river's full course, in 1797. A second attempt in 1805 was even more unsuccessful, with Park and his companions being said to have drowned in an attempt to escape an attack by unfriendly natives. This book contains the journal of his first trip that Park published in 1799, in addition to the few surviving papers recovered from his second attempt. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing.
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Mungo Park was a Scottish doctor and botanist tasked by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa (later known as the Africa Association) to trace the course of the river Niger and gather information on the relatively unknown city of Timbuktu. Having set sail for Africa in May of 1795, he was forced to return, without having charted the river's full course, in 1797. A second attempt in 1805 was even more unsuccessful, with Park and his companions being said to have drowned in an attempt to escape an attack by unfriendly natives. This book contains the journal of his first trip that Park published in 1799, in addition to the few surviving papers recovered from his second attempt. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The author's own account of his momentous attempt to chart the course of Niger river in 1795, and the perils and wonders that accompanied his journey.

Synopsis:

THIS 12 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Key to the Universe or a Spiritual Interpretation of Numbers and Symbols, by Harriett Augusta Curtiss. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564597075.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845880682
Publisher:
Nonsuch Publishing
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Author:
Park, Mungo
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travellers, Explorers & Pioneers
Publication Date:
20050601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Exploration » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Africa » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » Exploration
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , The author's own account of his momentous attempt to chart the course of Niger river in 1795, and the perils and wonders that accompanied his journey.
"Synopsis" by , THIS 12 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Key to the Universe or a Spiritual Interpretation of Numbers and Symbols, by Harriett Augusta Curtiss. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564597075.
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