The Life and African Exploration of David Livingstone

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During his travels as a missionary, David Livingstone beheld many previously unknown wonders of the African interior. He put Victoria Falls and Lake Ngami on the map, and was the first white man to cross the African continent. Diaries, reports and letters are combined to create a wonderful narration of Livingstone's travels in a widely unknown continent. Included in this harrowing tale is Livingstone's narrow escape from a lion's wrath, his negotiations with an African chief, and his account of the Portuguese slave traders brutally punishing slaves after their attempt to escape. The Life and African Explorations of Livingstone also reveals Livingstone's deeply-rooted Christian beliefs and the strength he took from them, strength that allowed him to live and thrive amid the hardships of equatorial Africa.

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Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873) discovered numerous African landmarks, including Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls. He lived for years as a missionary in Africa and was a famous opponent of slavery. Christopher Hibbert is the author of Agincourt and Wolfe at Quebec.

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This reprint of the original 1876 edition contains Livingstone's full report on his travels through Africa, including lithographic illustrations, facsmiles of notebooks, plus diary entries, letters and more. As a missionary Livingstone was the first white man to trek across the continent and record details of the inhabitants as well as the unique flora and fauna. (Library Journal)

David Livingstone (1813-1873), a London missionary, became the first European to cross the African continent. In Africa, he established mission clinics and did what he could to fight the barbarity of slave trade. The chronicles of his travels have become a classic in exploration literature. This reprint, a copy of the 1876 edition, reproduces the prints and maps of the original. (The Explorers Journal)

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