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A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa

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Description for A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa Paperback. A true story that rivals the travels of Burton or Stanley for excitement, and surpasses them in scientific achievements. Num Pages: 448 pages, 8 pages of illustrations. BIC Classification: 1HB; 1HFJ; 3JH; WTLP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 139 x 27. Weight in Grams: 364.

In 1840 Heinrich Barth joined a small British expedition into unexplored regions of Islamic North and Central Africa. One by one his companions died, but he carried on alone, eventually reaching the fabled city of gold, Timbuktu. His five-and-a-half-year, 10,000-mile trek ranks among the greatest journeys in the annals of exploration, and his discoveries are considered indispensable by modern scholars of Africa. In this historical adventure, the first book about Barth in English, Kemper goes a long way toward rescuing this fascinating figure from obscurity.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
WW Norton & Co United States
Number of pages
415
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780393346237
SKU
V9780393346237
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About Steve Kemper
Steve Kemper is the author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles Through Islamic Africa and Code Name Ginger, as well as many articles for national magazines. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Reviews for A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa
"An enjoyable account of Barth’s great journey packed with arresting details."
Tim Jeal - Wall Street Journal "An astute character study of a relentlessly curious scientific personality."
Kate Tuttle - Boston Globe "If you have an ounce of historical exploratory curiosity in your veins, course through this forgotten tale."
Robert F. Wells - Expedition News "Heinrich Barth ... Read more

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