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The River Congo : the discovery, exploration and exploitation of the world's most dramatic river

Author: Peter Forbath
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the exploration and exploitation of the Congo by European explorers and adventurers from the fifteenth century to the twentieth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Forbath
ISBN: 0061224901 9780061224904
OCLC Number: 2966214
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The voyages: The river that swallows all rivers ; The quest for Prester John ; A hero in Barbary ; On the ocean of darkness ; The perfect prince --
pt. 2. The discovery: The stone pillars ; Kingdonm of Kongo ; The forest Othello ; Slavers, cannibals, and a saint --
pt. 3. The explorations: The way to Timbuktoo ; The Tuckey expedition ; Dr. Livingstone and the Nile ; The sacred oracles ; Stanley and Livingstone ; The last journey ; The extraordinary enterprise ; Down the Lualaba to the sea --
pt. 4. The exploitation: Europe and the Congo ; Bula Matari ; The personal kingdom of Leopold II --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Peter Forbath.

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Discusses the exploration and exploitation of the Congo by European explorers and adventurers from the fifteenth century to the twentieth.

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