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Earnest Lives; Biographies of Remarkable Men and Women, Compiled and Selected by the Editor of 'Treasury of Modern Biography'. (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
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Earnest Lives; Biographies of Remarkable Men and Women, Compiled and Selected by the Editor of 'Treasury of Modern...

Earnest Lives; Biographies of Remarkable Men and Women, Compiled and Selected by the Editor of 'Treasury of Modern Biography'. (Paperback)

Earnest Lives

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... O portion of the earth's surface has received more attention in recent years by the missionary, traveller, and commercial adventurer, than Africa. This applies more particularly to the region lying south of the equator. There has been an extraordinary influx of population to the diamond fields consequent upon the discovery of diamonds in Griqualand West. But two of the strongest links in the chain of circumstances which have kept the country before the eyes of the public, and helped to bring this about, are the lives and labours of Dr. Moffat and his son-in-law, David Livingstone. Moffat by his example and his missionary labours, and Livingstone by his unparalleled journeys and discoveries, have both done much to draw the attention of the civilized world towards what has so long been termed the Dark Continent. But let other explorers have their meed of praise. The reports by Dutch missionaries, on the east coast, of the existence of a large inland lake in the southern equatorial regions of Africa, was the means of attracting the attention of the Geographical Society to the subject. Burton and Speke were despatched to South Africa, and subsequently discovered Lake Tanganyika; on the return journey to Zanzibar from the interior, Speke left Burton at the village of Kazeh, and journeying northwards, caught a glimpse of the southern end of the Victoria N'yanza.' Speke subsequently returned to the scene of his discovery, accompanied with Captain Grant, and confirmed the fact of the existence of the great lake, which has since been more fully made known by circumnavigation by H. M. Stanley in 1876. Livingstone, attracted to the mission field in South Africa partly by the presence and example of Moffat, whose daughter Mary he afterwards married, was not long in d...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Earnest Lives
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-25536-5
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-25536-X
Barcode: 9781151255365

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