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Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864

Overview
Works: 207 works in 576 publications in 6 languages and 6,794 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Records and correspondence  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DT117, 916.704
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Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke( Book )

104 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) was a British army officer and explorer, remembered for his expeditions in search of the source of the Nile and his disputes with Richard Burton on that subject. On an expedition begun in 1856 Burton and Speke reached Lake Tanganyika together, but Speke travelled on alone to Lake Victoria. He controversially gave lectures about the lakes in London in 1859, without awaiting Burton's return. Speke returned to Africa later that year, leading an expedition organised by the Royal Geographical Society, to explore Lake Victoria and investigate whether it really was the source of the Nile. This book, published in 1863, describes the 1859 expedition's challenging and eventful journey through present-day Zanzibar, Tanzania and Uganda, and the indigenous peoples the explorers encountered. Speke made invaluable surveys of the area, but it was only after his death that his views about the Nile were finally proved correct
First footsteps in East Africa by Richard Francis Burton( Book )

15 editions published between 1856 and 1943 in English and held by 481 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
What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke( Book )

26 editions published between 1864 and 2011 in English and held by 356 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 )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1864 and 1975 in French and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1864 and 1995 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1864 and 1995 in German and held by 32 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 1875 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the petitioners, William Strode and John Speke, Esquires( Book )

3 editions published in 1689 in English and held by 29 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

Les Sources du Nil. Journal de voyage du capitaine John Hanning Speke, ... by John Hanning Speke( Book )

6 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in French and English and held by 14 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diario del descubrimiento de las Fuentes del Nilo by John Hanning Speke( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 13 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu den Quellen des Nils by John Hanning Speke( Book )

2 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 9 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
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

 
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El descubrimiento de las fuentes del Nilo
Alternative Names
John Hanning Speke britischer Afrikaforscher

John Hanning Speke Brits auteur

John Hanning Speke esploratore britannico

Speke, J. H.

Speke, J. H. 1827-1864

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

Speke, John

Speke John 1827-1864

Speke, John H.

Speke John Hanning

Джон Хенинг Спик

Спик, Джон Хеннинг

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 (237)

French (67)

German (31)

Spanish (13)

Swahili (3)

Chinese (1)

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