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The primeval forest : including On the edge of the primeval forest ; and, More from the primeval forest

Author: Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities.
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press in association with The Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities, 1998.
Series: The Albert Schweitzer Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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"In July of 1913, thirty-eight-year-old medical doctor Albert Schweitzer gave up his position as a respected professor at the University of Strasbourg and celebrated authority on music and philosophy in order to go as a physician to French Equatorial Africa (present-day Gabon). The Primeval Forest is Schweitzer's own fascinating story of these eventful years--a thrilling tale of his amazingly successful attempt to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities.
ISBN: 0801859581 9780801859588 0801860342 9780801860348
OCLC Number: 38925138
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1931.
Description: 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: The Albert Schweitzer Library.
Other Titles: Zwischen Wasser und Urwald.
Responsibility: Albert Schweitzer ; with a new foreword by William H. Foege.
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