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Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953

Facts on File

By Kevin Grant
Posted August 1, 2004
Tags Faculty Books
Highlights include:

Dr. David Livingstone's search for the source of the Nile River in the jungles of central Africa in 1871
The exploration of central Asia by the competing imperial powers of Russia and Great Britain
European explorations of the Niger, the Nile, the Zambezi, and the Congo rivers
The exploration of the Arabian Peninsula
A look at how explorers served as propagandists of empire.

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