The Nile - History, Adventure, and Discovery (Exploration & Discovery) : In the mid-nineteenth century, the source of the Nile River was found through the efforts of British explorers Richard Burton, James Augustus Grant, and Samuel White Baker, who, through their tenacity, revealed the great river's secret. This handsome volume chronicles the expeditions, exotic lands, initial failures, and hard-won successes through a vivid text accompanied by hundreds of fascinating graphics. The Discovery of the Nile recounts the complex history of the gradual exploration of the course of the river and its tributaries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Napoleonic conquests; from the British expedition to Abyssinia to the Egyptian invasion of Sudan. History comes to life through the lively narrative and superb visuals including nineteenth century landscape paintings, maps, botanical prints, and much more. History buffs will be delighted to delve into the fascinating story of the discovery of the Nile as recounted through hundreds of vibrant images and a narrative as lively and engaging as any adventure story.
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