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Rennell, James 1742-1830

Works: 502 works in 1,423 publications in 3 languages and 8,727 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Sources  Diaries  Military history 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Other, Contributor, Editor, Arranger, Commentator for written text, Dedicatee, Publisher
Classifications: DT356, 966.022
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

88 editions published between 1799 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park set off from his home in the Scottish borders in May 1795 at the age of 23 to discover the course of the Niger River in west Africa. When he reappeared in England more than two and a half years later, he had been presumed dead, and the tale of his perilous journey published in 1799 was greeted with great acclaim. "Travels in the Interior of Africa" provided Europeans with one of the first detailed descriptions of the geography and peoples of the African continent. The story of his remarkable journey is told with extraordinary modesty and clarity and it remains as vivid and readable today as when he first wrote it. Park returned to West Africa on a second journey in 1805, but he failed to return. In his last letter he declared his intent 'to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt'. He drowned in the Niger attempting to escape an attack by natives
The geographical system of Herodotus examined and explained, by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography by James Rennell( Book )

60 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Frederick Horneman's travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the capital of the kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the years 1797-8 by Friedrich Hornemann( Book )

11 editions published between 1797 and 1985 in English and French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the topography of the plain of Troy; and on the principal objects within, and around it described, or alluded to in the Iliad. Shewing that the system of M. de Chevalier, so long upheld, is founded on a most erroneous topography. And also, that the two sources, denominated the warm, and the cold, spring, on which his system materially rests, do not present any contrast; but are exactly alike in point of temperature; that is cold. With a map, in which the topography set forth by M. de Chevalier, is contrasted with the several statements of three other travellers in the Troad. Also, a sketch of the western part of the region of Mount Ida by James Rennell( Book )

19 editions published between 1814 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Rennell (1742-1830) could be claimed as the father of historical geography. After a long career at sea and in India, during which he had learned surveying and cartography, he returned to England and entered the circle of Sir Joseph Banks, who encouraged him to widen his interests to include the geography of the ancient world. In this work, published in 1814, Rennell compares the actual topography of the area in which Troy was believed to be located with the accounts of ancient commentators on Homer, with the Homeric accounts themselves, and finally with the work of ancient geographers. Without offering his own solution to the problem, he demolishes with zest the then current theory that Troy was located at the village of Bournabashi - a conclusion with which Heinrich Schliemann later agreed. Rennell's posthumously published work on the topography of Western Asia is also reissued in this series
War with France, the only security of Britain, at the present momentous crisis by James Rennell( Book )

23 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Ganges and Burrampooter Rivers by James Rennell( Book )

18 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on a current that often prevails to the westward of Scilly by James Rennell( Book )

22 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opinion of an old Englishman in which national honour, and national gratitude, are principally considered by James Rennell( Book )

4 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the rate of travelling as performed by camels by James Rennell( Book )

14 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two words of counsel, and one of comfort : addressed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales by James Rennell( )

9 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages et découvertes dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique by Daniel Houghton( Book )

17 editions published between 1792 and 1799 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals of Major James Rennell, first surveyor-general of India : written for the information of the governors of Bengal during his surveys of the Ganges and Braghmaputra rivers 1764 to 1767 by James Rennell( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart of the bank of Lagullus by James Rennell( Book )

10 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Travels in the interior districts of Africa
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James Rennell britischer Geograph, Historiker und Pionier der Ozeanographie

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