The River Congo : the discovery, exploration and exploitation of the world’s most dramatic river


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Forbath, Peter


Keyword(s):
Congo River Valley -- Discovery and exploration. Congo River Valley Discovery and exploration


Year:
1977


Pages:
xii, 404 p.


Publisher:
Harper & Row


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
2966214


Label:
Box 88


Notes:
ill. ; 25 cm. pt. 1. The voyages: The river that swallows all rivers ; The quest for Prester John ; A hero in Barbary ; On the ocean of darkness ; The perfect prince -- pt. 2. The discovery: The stone pillars ; Kingdonm of Kongo ; The forest Othello ; Slavers, cannibals, and a saint -- pt. 3. The explorations: The way to Timbuktoo ; The Tuckey expedition ; Dr. Livingstone and the Nile ; The sacred oracles ; Stanley and Livingstone ; The last journey ; The extraordinary enterprise ; Down the Lualaba to the sea -- pt. 4. The exploitation: Europe and the Congo ; Bula Matari ; The personal kingdom of Leopold II -- Epilogue. Includes index./ Bibliography: p. [395]-397. Peter Forbath. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: DT639; Dewey: 916.75/1/04


ISBN:
ISBN: 0061224901; 9780061224904 LCCN: 77-3749


Edition:
1st


Research notes:
Review copy - uncorrected proof Autograph initials (Mordecai Richler)


Abstract:
Discusses the exploration and exploitation of the Congo by European explorers and adventurers from the fifteenth century to the twentieth.


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