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The White Nile - MOOREHEAD, Alan

Penguin, 1983, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good.

No unexplored region in our times, neither the heights of the Himalayas, the Antarctic wastes, nor even the hidden side of the moon, has excited quite the same fascination as the mystery of the sources of the Nile. For two thousand years at least the problem was debated and remained unsolved; every expedition that was sent up the river from Egypt returned defeated. By the middle of the nineteenth century - barely 100 years ago - this matter had become, in Harry Johnston's phrase, 'the greatest geographical secret after the discovery of America'. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 320pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
ISBN: 0140036849

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