Livingstone and the Exploration of Central Africa (Paperback)

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This antiquarian volume contains Harry Hamilton Johnston's 1912 biography of David Livingstone, "Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa". An insightful sketch of David Livingstone's life as an African explorer, this book will appeal to those with an interest in this brilliant man, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: "Central Africa--Natural History", "Central Africa--Human History", "The Hour and the Man: Livingstone's Upbringing", "First Impressions of Missionary Life", "Marries, Teaches, and is Troubled", "Mission-Work; Its Failures and Successes", "Missionary Becomes Explorer", etcetera. David Livingstone (1813 - 1873), was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society, as well as a famed explorer. Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late-nineteenth century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class rags to riches inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781443720243
ISBN-10: 1443720240
Publisher: Chapman Press
Publication Date: August 26th, 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English