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The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia : And the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs - Sir Samuel White Baker

The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

And the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2011
ISBN: 9781108033015
Number Of Pages: 680

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Published in 1867, Sir Samuel Baker's journal describes his expedition to Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Baker (1821 93), one of the most important British explorers of the nineteenth century, undertook a twelve-month journey to examine every individual tributary to the Nile, accompanied throughout by his wife Florence (whom he had first encountered in an Ottoman slave market). Reflecting his passion for exploring and his strength of character, Baker's highly descriptive, witty and fluid writing records his dangerous and difficult project, telling fascinating stories of the native people as well as relaying the facts of his exploration. From his hunting expeditions with the Hamran Arabs to his extensive journeys on camel-back and his life at camp, Baker's experiences are far removed from today's world, and his vivid descriptions provide the reader with an invaluable insight into what life was like in Africa in the mid-nineteenth century."

Preface
Above the cataract
The Cairo dragoman Mahomet
Wild asses of the desert
Route from Cassala to Souakim
The storm
Sheik Achmet Abou Sinn
The departure
The plagues of Egypt
Form a raft with the sponging bath
A few notes at ©h©tilla
The ford
Old Neptune joins the party
The lions find the buffalo
A foreboding of evil
Antelopes on the Settite
Abou Do is greedy
We reach the RoyÄün
A camel falls, and dies
Send a party to reconnoitre
Arrival at Metemma, or Gallabat
Fertility of the country on the banks of the Rahad
We leave the Dinder
Index
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ISBN: 9781108033015
ISBN-10: 1108033016
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 2nd June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.85

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