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The Sources of the Nile

Being a general survey of the basin of that river and of its head-streams; with the history of Nilotic discovery

by Charles Tilstone Beke

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Published by Adamant Media Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sources,Nile,Basin,River,Head-Streams,History,Nilotic,Discovery,Charles Tilstone,Beke,river,africa,
  • History / Africa,
  • Travel / Africa

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11634766M
    ISBN 101402157916
    ISBN 109781402157912

      In , two British explorers set off to find the source of the Nile, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke. This was the expedition that discovered Lake Victoria, the massive internal lake from which, in fact, the Nile originates. Richard Burton was probably the most intellectually adventurous man in Britain at the time. All your online shopping needs are at with Free 30 Day Returns!

    In December he published his book, The Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. Unfortunately for him, it had been badly edited and appeared both inaccurate and disagreeably boastful. In he published What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile about the earlier expedition, which also did his reputation no good. Only two books were published by Speke--the "Journal" of , which follows, and its sequel--"What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile," which appeared in .

    A 32 page tabloid magazine providing a regular, recognised, quality platform for long-form essays about literature, the review of books published in, written in, or vaguely about Scotland or written by Scottish writers as well as coverage of the arts in general - theatre, .   With Kenneth Haigh, James Mason, John Quentin, Barbara Leigh-Hunt. The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.


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Her previous novel, The True Sources of the Nile, has been taught in courses on literature, ethics, and the rhetoric of human rights. It was a BookSense 76 selection, has been translated into German and Dutch, and was included in Geoff Wisners A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa/5.

As much about passion and the power of love as it is about obligation and immutable ties to family, The True Sources of the Nile is a story of lovers from profoundly different worlds, and the terrible choices they must make.

Books with Buzz Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. /5(9). For centuries, historians and geographers have sought the source of the Nile, the longest river in the world. Now with dramatically intimate photographs Ondaatje brings new evidence and proof of the Nile's true source and the origins of mankind/5.

Source of the Nile. Source of the Nile is one of Uganda’s top visited tourist destinations that marks the beginning of River Nile which happens to be the longest river in Africa. River Nile flows to the north of northeastern Africa, and it is recorded as the longest river in Africa and the second-longest river in the world, after the Amazon river which is the longest in the world than the Nile.

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years,77 James Bruce No preview available - Page - And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

In the BBC production of The Search for the Nile series (), Burton is portrayed by actor Kenneth Haigh. The film Mountains of the Moon () (starring Patrick Bergin as Burton) relates the story of the Burton-Speke exploration and subsequent controversy over the source of the Nile.

The script was based on Harrison's novel. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years, and is a multi-volume account by the Scottish traveller James Bruce ( Speke's original text detailing his travels in Africa that began induring which he hoped to prove that the Victorian N'yanza was the source of the Nile.

It details the main sights visited on his journey and was originally published as 'Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile' in The original language has been retained as it appeared in this edition, an abridged version.

The Discovery of the Source of the Nile is a classic travelogue by the British Army officer John Hanning Speke. Speke undertook three exploratory expeditions to Africa but he is most associated with the search for the source of the Nile and the discovery and naming of Lake Victoria/5(10).

The White Nile is about the quest for the source of the White Nile, which runs from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean. The book also follows the rise of the Mahdi in Sudan and his movement’s defeat by Lord Kitchener, and the consolidation of British control over the Nile valley.

Source of the Nile () Freelance design redesigned by Avalon Hill Designed by David Wesley & Ross Maker Development by Mick Uhl. A semi-role playing game of exploration in Africa. Unique feature is the plastic coated mapboard surface which allows routes to. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years, and To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 4.

An excellent book. Interesting and full of adventures through Africa to find the source of the Nile in an age when such exploration was fraught with many dangers and health hazards. The actual book is quite large and beautifully bound which is what it deserves to be to compliment such a brilliant true tale.5/5(1).

It is for all these reasons and more that A Sword over the Nile is a most welcome book and contribution to the existing literature. Here in one volume we have the hitherto largely unknown historical experiences of Egypt’s Coptic Christians under Islam—and from the most primary if previously inaccessible or untranslated sources.

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Eventually he finds the headwaters of the Nile and follows the river north back to Cairo. Although it has its interesting moments, after awhile it seems like the same The English explorer John Speke wrote this account of his excursion into the interior of Africa in order to discover the source of the Nile (spoiler alert: it's Lake Victoria)/5.

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We guarantee you first-class accommodation and comfort for the best price and convenience. The source of the Nile. Friday, 11th September by RobK. For centuries, the source of the mighty River Nile was shrouded in mystery in the dark heart of Africa.

In Roman times, the phrase caput Nili quærere, “to search for the head of the Nile”, was used as a metaphor for any foolish or impossible endeavour, and many explorers tried and failed to reach the fabled “Mountains of the.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, Volume 1 (of 5) by James Bruce - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

When I started to read this book I was excited because I had actaully been to the source of the Nile in Uganda and it started out well.

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/5(10). A Sword Over the Nile: New Book Exposes 14 Centuries of Christian Persecution By Raymond Ibrahim February was the first time many in .The White Nile (known in various sections as the Bahr el Abiad, Bahr el Jebel, Albert Nile, and Victoria Nile) rises in the headwaters of Lake Victoria in a region of heavy, year-round rainfall; unlike the Blue Nile, it has a constant flow, owing in part to its source area and in part to the regulating effects of its passage through lakes.

I found a copy for 25 cents in a book sale but facsimile copies are available from Amazon. Historical footnote: Explorer Richard Burton, who argued for Laka Tanganyika as the Nile source,was locked in battle with Speke (Lake Victoria). Speke has turned out to be correct: the Nile's source is Lake Victoria, as he had determined in Reviews: 3.