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Hearts of darkness : the European exploration of Africa

Author: Frank McLynn
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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History of African exploration that discusses the obstacles to European progress in the "Dark Continent" and the technology used to overcome them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McLynn
ISBN: 088184926X 9780881849264
OCLC Number: 27226181
Description: x, 390 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. The Achievement. 1. West Africa and the Niger. 2. From the Cape to the Zambezi. 3. The Mountains of the Moon. 4. The Lualaba and the Congo. 5. The Heart of Africa --
II. The Process. 6. Transport and Porterage. 7. 'Dark Companions'. 8. Guns and Ivory. 9. Slavery and the Slave Trade. 10. An Object Lesson in Obstacles --
III. Obstacles. 11. The Impact of Disease. 12. Armed Clashes. 13. Animals Dangerous to Man --
IV. Attitudes. 14. Explorers and Imperialism. 15. Reputation and Impact. 16. The Psychology of the Explorers.
Responsibility: Frank McLynn.

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History of African exploration that discusses the obstacles to European progress in the "Dark Continent" and the technology used to overcome them.

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