WorldCat Identities

Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864

Overview
Works: 207 works in 613 publications in 7 languages and 7,136 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Records and correspondence  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DT117, 916.704
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about John Hanning Speke
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by John Hanning Speke
Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke( Book )

142 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa. If my account should not entirely harmonise with preconceived notions as to primitive races, I cannot help it."--Introduction
What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke( )

29 editions published between 1864 and 2018 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hanning Speke (1827-64) was an officer in the British Indian Army, best known for his explorations of Africa. In the 1850s he embarked on two major expeditions there, the first, to Somalia, inspiring the second, to East Africa, during which he endeavoured to locate the source of the White Nile. This book of 1864 brings together his memoirs of both ventures, in which he draws connections between the two, and provides dramatic recollections of his endurance of captivity, attack, and tropical disease. Despite the obstacles he faced, on his second mission he identified Lake Victoria as the Nile's source; however his claims were heavily contested, as the loss of vital equipment had left questions about its altitude and extent unanswered. The lake was eventually proved to be the source after Speke's tragic death from a gunshot wound, making these memoirs a cornerstone in the historical geography of Africa
Mountains of the moon by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rated R
First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 1856 and 1894 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), the famous Victorian explorer, began his career in the Indian army in 1842. While in India he developed his linguistic talent, mastering more than forty different languages and dialects. He turned to writing books in the 1850s and, over the remaining forty years of his life, published dozens of works and more than one hundred articles. In this book, first published in 1856, Burton recounts his travels to Harar, a city in East Africa notorious for its slave trade activity. His plan was a challenging one, as it was believed that no European had been there before; upon arrival he claimed to be an agent of the British government and presented himself to the ruler of Harar. Burton was allowed to spend ten days there, and his account give a fascinating glimpse into a then unknown city and culture
First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

7 editions published between 1910 and 1943 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, first published in 1856, Burton recounts his travels to Harar, a city in East Africa notorious for its slave trade activity. His plan was a challenging one, as it was believed that no European had been there before; upon arrival he claimed to be an agent of the British government and presented himself to the ruler of Harar. Burton was allowed to spend ten days there, and his account give a fascinating glimpse into a then unknown city and culture
The case of the petitioners, William Strode and John Speke, Esquires( )

3 editions published in 1689 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sources du Nil : journal de voyage by John Hanning Speke( Book )

19 editions published between 1864 and 1975 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sources du Nil : voyage des Capitaines Speke & Grant by John Hanning Speke( Book )

29 editions published between 1867 and 1887 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entdeckung der Nilquellen : Reisetagebuch by John Hanning Speke( Book )

9 editions published between 1864 and 1995 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of the source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke( )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals of John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer who was the first European to discover Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile
Aux sources du Nil : la découverte des grands lacs africains : 1857-1863 by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botany of the Speke and Grant expedition : an enumeration of the plants collected during the journey of the late Captain J.H. Speke and Captain (now Lieut.-Col.) J.A. Grant from Zanzibar to Egypt by James Augustus Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 1872 and 1977 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake Victoria; a narrative of explorations in search of the source of the Nile. Comp. from the memoirs of Captains Speke and Grant by George C Swayne( Book )

5 editions published between 1868 and 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speke and the Nile source by E. A Loftus( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entdeckung der Nilquellen by John Hanning Speke( )

3 editions published in 1864 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El descubrimiento de las fuentes del Nilo by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Nil und seine Quellen : Reisen nach den Binnenseen Afrika's und Entdeckung der Quellen des Nils 1857-1863 by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

4 editions published between 1863 and 1865 in German and Hungarian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nile basin by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

6 editions published between 1864 and 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.02 for The sad st ... to 0.94 for Die Entdec ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile
Covers
What led to the discovery of the source of the NileThe discovery of the source of the NileEl descubrimiento de las fuentes del NiloJournal of the discovery of the source of the NileSpekeBurton and Speke's source of the Nile questThe discovery of the source of the Nile
Alternative Names
John Hanning Speke britischer Afrikaforscher

John Hanning Speke Brits auteur

John Hanning Speke esploratore britannico

Speke 1827-1864

Speke, J. H.

Speke, J. H. 1827-1864

Speke, J. H. 1827-1864 (John Hanning)

Speke, J. H. (John Hanning), 1827-1864

Speke, John

Speke John 1827-1864

Speke, John H.

Speke John Hanning

Джон Геннінг Спік

Джон Хенинг Спик

Спик, Джон Хеннинг

Џон Хенинг Спик британски офицер и истражувач

ג'ון הנינג ספיק

ג'ון הנינג ספיק סופר בריטי

جان هنینگ اسپک نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

جون سبيك، 1827-1864

جون هاننج سبيك

ჯონ ჰენინგ სპიკი ბრიტანელი სამხედრო ოფიცერი და მკვლევარი

ジョン・ハニング・スピーク

约翰·汉宁·斯皮克

Languages
English (260)

French (73)

German (39)

Spanish (15)

Swahili (3)

Chinese (1)

Hungarian (1)