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Journey into Africa - The Life and Death of Keith Johnston, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer (1844-79) (Paperback, illustrated edition) Loot Price: R723
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This true and dramatic story begins with the finding of the last expedition diary of a forgotten Edinburgh cartographer - Keith Johnston. The diary was lying in the Royal Geographical Society of Scotland's storeroom and concerns his last, fatal expedition into the interior of Africa.;Johnston's family background in 19th-century Edinburgh is described as is the profound influence of his father, one of the great figures in the development of geography and cartography. As curator of maps to the Royal Geographical Society, Keith Johnston became embroiled in the great controversies of the time surrounding Livingstone's claims to finding the source of the Nile. Frustrated with his deskbound job, he conducted a survey of the Paraguayan-Brazil border, where his adventures were to establish his reputation as a competent explorer and ultimately led to his leadership of the Royal Geographical Society's expedition to find a feasible trade route to the central lakes of Africa.;The influence of David Livingstone and his tense encounters with H.M. Stanley provide a background to the final fraught relationship with his colleague, Joseph Thomson, during their prolonged stay in Zanzibar. Shortly aft

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Imprint: Whittles Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2004
First published: 2004
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 256
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-904445-01-2
Barcode: 9781904445012
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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Geographical discovery & exploration
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-904445-01-2

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