The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: West Africa

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: West Africa

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Alone in Africa - Mungo Park Park's 1795-7 odyssey in search of the Niger first awakened the world to the feasibility of a white man penetrating sub-Saharan Africa. But unlike his illustrious successors, this quiet tenant farmer's son from the Scottish Borders travelled alone; relieved of his meager possessions, he was soon wholly dependant on local hospitality. In what he called "a plain unvarnished tale" he related horrific ordeals with admirable detachment - never… (more)


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Publisher: Constable & Robinson (June 07, 2012)

Collection: Robinson

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English