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1. Journal of the Discovery of the
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2. The Sad Story of Burton, Speke,
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3. The Discovery of the Source of
 
$25.50
4. Burton and Speke's Source of the
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5. En busca del rio sagrado: Las
$228.04
6. Mountains of the Moon

1. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (Dover Books on Travel, Adventure)
by John Hanning Speke, James Grant
Paperback: 590 Pages (1996-10)
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Asin: 0486293041
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2. The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile; or, Was John Hanning Speke a Cad: Looking at the Evidence
by W. B. Carnochan
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2006-02-01)
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Asin: 0804753253
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This is a study of the famous controversy between Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke, fellow explorers who quarreled over Speke's claim to have discovered the source of the Nile during their African expedition in 1857-59.Speke died of a gunshot wound, probably accidental, the day before a scheduled debate with Burton in 1864.Burton has had the upper hand in subsequent accounts.Speke has been called a "cad."In light of new evidence and after a careful reading of duelling texts, Carnochan concludes that the case against Speke remains unproven-and that the story, as normally told, displays the inescapable uncertainty of historical narrative. ... Read more


3. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile (Adventure Classics)
by James Hanning Speke, James August Grant
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2006-09-12)
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Asin: 8854401773
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Under the sponsorship of Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society, Speke traveled to Lake Victoria Nyanza, in Africa, which he was convinced was the source of the Nile River.This addition to White Star's new Great Adventures series describes, in the first person, the physical hardship and daily adventures experienced by John Hanning Speke in his search for the source of the Nile River in the 1850s.It also describes the controversy sparked by his claim that he had found the source of the great river, and the honors he received for his discovery. ... Read more


4. Burton and Speke's Source of the Nile Quest (Great Journeys Across Earth)
by Daniel Gilpin
 Hardcover: 48 Pages (2008-03-30)
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Asin: 0431191220
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Offers a thrilling adventure through unknown worlds, while teaching landforms, geography, history, science and biography. These are high-interest books, with strong human interest and an adventure story narrative. Ages 10-14. ... Read more


5. En busca del rio sagrado: Las fuentes del Nilo (Descubridores del mundo)
by Philippe Nessmann
Paperback: 208 Pages (2009-09-01)
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Asin: 8483430495
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In this series of titles for young adults, the historical deeds of some of the world’s best-known adventurers are presented in novel format. Each book contains a photographic documentary that prolongs the adventure.

 

Zanzibar, 1857: no one has yet been able to find the source of the sacred Egyptian river, the Nile, but two adventurers, Richard Burton and John Speke, accompanied by an old slave, Bombay, take up the challenge and enter the heart of Africa, braving suffocating jungles, hostile natives, and tropical diseases during their journey.

 

En esta serie de títulos para adolescentes, los hechos históricos de algunos de los más reconocidos aventureros del mundo están presentados en formato de novela. Cada libro contiene un cuaderno de fotos para prolongar la aventura.

 

Zanzíbar, 1857: hasta ahora nadie ha conseguido descubrir donde nace el río sagrado egipcio, el Nilo, pero dos aventureros, Richard Burton y John Speke, acompañados de un antiguo esclavo, Bombay, aceptan el reto y se adentran en el corazón de Africa, desafiando por el camino selvas sofocantes, fieras salvajes y enfermedades tropicales durante su viaje.
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6. Mountains of the Moon
by William Harrison
Mass Market Paperback: 420 Pages (1990-01-14)
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Asin: 0345363094
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book - you should buy it
This book says its about Richard Burton and his companion Speke as they explore East Africa.The characterization is great!Its full of adventure!There are no references so who can say if its accurate. The details are good too. Its good to read, even if you are not interested in history. It stands on its own.

5-0 out of 5 stars lush, adventure in search of the source of the Nile..
one of the last great geographical explorations was in order to find the source of the Nile..British Victorian hero and adventurer Richard Burton took a young John Speke under his wing and attempted to find the answer to this great mystery..Burton, translator of the 'Kuma Sutra' was an adventurer through and through..wanting to experience native customs and cultures and to understand them not just use them for the purposes of the journey. The relationship between Burton and Speke is the heart and soul of this book. Their differences become more profound the deeper their adventure takes them and finally Speke leaves Burton as he goes for the glory for himself. Burton's life comes to a sad end for such a richly led life. This is an incredible book. Rich, exciting, thrilling.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fumbling for the source of the Nile
A marvellous novel about the brilliant explorer and writer Richard Burtonand his young protege John Hanning Speke and there ill-fated attempt tolocate the source of the White Nile in the east African highlands.In theprocess we see the difficulties faced by Victorian explorers and you canonly marvel at the bravery of the men to undertake such journeys.

We seethe recriminations that erupt in London when Speke claims (rightly butwithout real proof) that Victoria is the source and how Burton is sidelinedand eventually is lucky to find positions in the worst jobs in the foreignservice.A sad end for one of the worlds greatest explorers.I can feelno sympathy for the end that Speke met with, but read it for yourself.Nowa movie, but the film cannot capture a fraction of the book. ... Read more


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