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Title:
David Livingstone
Author:
Nicholls, C. S. (Christine Stephanie)
Publication Information:
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 112 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750915915
Format :
Book

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Orchard Park Library DT1110.L58 N53 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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In 1854 David Livingstone was acclaimed a hero for his discovery of the Victoria Falls. He had been able to map much of central Africa's waterways, but his later journeys appeared to be failures, although they provided the western world with vivid descriptions of the hiterto unknown interior of Africa. in 1871 the New York Herald send one of its journalists, Henry Stanley, to find him, leading to one of the most famous meetings in exploration history. This biography provides an account of Livingstone's life, from his humble beginnings in Scotland, and his struggle to gain medical qualifications, to his employment with the London Missionary Society and his search to the source of the Nile.


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