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British Central Africa : an attempt to give some account of a portion of the territories under British influence north of the Zambesi

Author: Harry JohnstonPhilip Lutley SclaterAlfred SharpeDavid Kerr Cross, Rev.Harry Kambwiri MatechetaAll authors
Publisher: London : Methuen & Co., 1897.
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Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927.
British Central Africa.
London : Methuen, 1897
(OCoLC)610134376
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Johnston; Philip Lutley Sclater; Alfred Sharpe; David Kerr Cross, Rev.; Harry Kambwiri Matecheta; I H Burkill; Oldfield Thomas; G E Shelley; Albert C L G Günther; George Albert Boulenger; E A Smith; R I Pocock; W F Kirby; Arthur G Butler; Charles Joseph Gahan; John Bartholomew and Son.; Methuen & Co.,; William Brendon and Son,
OCLC Number: 16555929
Notes: "With six maps and 220 illustrations reproduced from the author's drawings or from photographs."
"William Brendon and Son, printer"--Title page verso.
Includes illustrations and photographs by Miss Kate Pragnell, Mr. William Wheeler, Mr. J.B. Yule, Mr. Alfred Sharpe, Mr. Fred. M. Moir, Mr. E. Harrhy, Commander Percy Cullen, Mr. J. Trotter, Mr. R. Webb, Gilbert Stevenson, Rev. A.G.B. Glossop, Miss Palmer, Mr. J.F. Cunningham, and Mr. Foulkes.
"Map showing approximate annual rainfall in British Central Africa & adjoining countries, compiled from data supplied by Sir H.H. Johnston", "Map showing orographical features in British Central Africa & adjoining countries, compiled from data supplied by Sir H.H. Johnston", "Map of British Central Africa showing administrative divisions, compiled from data supplied by Sir H.H. Johnston", "Map of the Shire Highlands compiled from the surveys made by Capt. Sclater, Sir Harry Johnston, Mr. Alfred Sharpe, Lieut.-Colonel Edwards, and the Surveyors of the British Central Africa Administration, with additions from the maps of Mr. Oscar Beringer", "Map of British Central Africa showing density of population and distribution of native tribes", and "Map of British Central Africa showing mission stations & foreign settlers" by J.G. Bartholomew.
Colonial edition published in the same year lacks frontispiece.
Description: xix, 544 pages, [5] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: What the country looks like --
Physical geography --
Appendix: The coal of Nyasaland, report by the Director of the Scientific Department of the Imperial Institute on two samples of coal from Nyasaland, received through Mr. P.L. Sclater from Mr. Alfred Sharpe --
History --
The founding of the Protectorate --
Appendix: The present method of administering British Central Africa --
The slave trade --
The European settlers --
Appendix I: Bilious Hæmoglobinuric, or Black-water fever / by Dr. D. Kerr Cross --
Appendix II: Hints as to outfit for British Central Africa --
Missionaries --
Botany --
Appendix I: An essay on the useful trees of British Central Africa / by Harry Kambwiri --
Appendix II: List of the known plants occuring in British Central Africa, Nyasaland, and the British territory north of the Zambezi / compiled ... by I.H. Burkill --
Zoology --
Appendix I: List of mammals recorded in British Central Africa / list principally based on the work of Mr. Oldfield Thomas --
Appendix II: Game regulations of British Central Africa --
Appendix III: List of birds recorded from British Central Africa / list ... based on the papers ... by Captain G.E. Shelley --
Appendix IV: List of the reptiles, batrachians, and fishes recorded from British Central Africa / list mainly based on the papers ... by Dr. A. Günther and Mr. G.A. Boulenger --
Appendix V: List of land and fresh water molluscs recorded in British Central Africa / list founded on that published by Mr. Edgar A. Smith --
Appendix VI: List of Arachnida, chilopoda, and diplopoda / list ... by Mr. R.I. Pocock --
Appendix VII: List of orthoptera, hymenoptera, and hemiptera collected by Sir Harry Johnston ... / by W.F. Kirby --
Appendix VIII: List of lepidoptera recorded from British Central Africa / list is founded on papers published by Dr. A.G. Butler --
Appendix IX: List of coleoptera recorded from British Central Africa / list is founded on the paper published by Mr. C.J. Gahan --
The natives of British Central Africa --
Appendix: Diseases of the natives of British Central Africa / by Dr. D. Kerr Cross --
Languages --
Appendix: Vocabularies.
Responsibility: by Sir Harry H. Johnston.

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