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Walking the Nile

Author: Levison Wood
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2017] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Levison Wood's journey was 4,250 miles long, and he walked every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, and fending for himself against multiple dangers. He passed through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert, and lush delta oases and crossed seven very different countries. No one had ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book is recounted Levison  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Levison Wood; Levison Wood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Levison Wood
ISBN: 0802126332 9780802126337 9780802190680 0802190685
OCLC Number: 951453041
Notes: First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.
Includes index.
Description: 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, color portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Bor, South Sudan --
Beginning at the End: The Source of the Nile --
Kigali, New History: and Old Terrors --
Bandit Country --
Africa's Greatest Leveller --
The Road to Kampala --
Kingdoms of the Lakes --
Into the Wild --
The Gathering Dark --
The Fog of War --
The Impenetrable Swamp --
A New Beginning --
The Great Bend --
The Sands of Time --
The Land of Gold --
The Mother of the World --
The Long Road Home.
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Levison Wood's journey was 4,250 miles long, and he walked every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, and fending for himself against multiple dangers. He passed through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert, and lush delta oases and crossed seven very different countries. No one had ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book is recounted Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, during which he uncovered the history of the Nile. Through the people he met and who helped him with his journey, he came face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of Wood's great passions -- they drove him on and motivated his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail. Yet the challenges that the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution threw at him were immense. The dangers were very real, but so was the motivation for this ex-army officer.

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