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Mungo Park - Author

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Books by Mungo Park

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

The Life and Travels of Mungo Park

The Life and Travels of Mungo Park

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Life and Travels of Mungo Park

Life and Travels of Mungo Park

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa Vol -1

Travels in the Interior of Africa Vol -1

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa Vol 2

Travels in the Interior of Africa Vol 2

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Reisen Im Inneren Von Afrika

Reisen Im Inneren Von Afrika

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 1

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 1

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 1

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 1

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 2

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 2

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 2

Travels in the Interior of Africa; Volume 2

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Mungo Park set off from his home in the Scottish borders in May 1795 at the age of 23 to discover the course of the River Niger in West Africa. When he reappeared in England more than two and a half years later, he had been presumed dead, and the tale of his perilous journey published in 1799 was greeted with great acclaim. Travels in the Interior of Africa provided Europeans with one of the first detailed descriptions of the geography and peoples of the African continent. The story of his remarkable journey is told with extraordinary modesty and clarity, and it remains as vivid and readable today as when he first wrote it.Park went back to West Africa on a second journey in 1805, but he failed to return. In his last letter he declared his intent to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt . He drowned in the Niger whilst trying to escape an attack by natives.

The Life and Travels of Mungo Park

The Life and Travels of Mungo Park

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2015

With an Introduction and Notes by Bernard Waites, The Open UniversityIn 1795 Mungo Park, a twenty-four year old Scottish surgeon, set out from the Gambia to trace the course of the Niger, a river of which Europeans had no first-hand knowledge. Travels in the interior districts of Africa is his Journal of that extraordinary journey. He travelled on the sufferance of African rulers and soon came to depend for his survival on the charity of African villagers. Before he reached the Niger, he endured months of captivity in the camp of a Moorish chief. His subsequent misadventures included being robbed and stripped naked by Fulani bandits. Yet, throughout his travels, Park maintained a remarkable empathy for African societies and beliefs. He recorded what he saw as accurately as he could, and without presuming European superiority. He prefaced his Journal with the disclaimer that it 'has nothing to recommend it but truth. It isa plain unvarnished tale, without any pretensions of any kind...' Park's truthfulness and lack of pretension will endear him to modern readers.

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa Volume 1

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa Volume 1

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Reisen ins innerste Afrika

Reisen ins innerste Afrika

Author: Mungo Park Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2013

Als erster Europaer am Schwarzen Flu Wild und unerschlossen sind weite Teile des afrikanischen Kontinents zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der junge schottische Arzt Mungo Park bricht mit offiziellem Auftrag auf, um das Innere Afrikas weiter zu erforschen. Angezogen vom gewaltigen Strom Niger und dem legendaren Timbuktu, der "e;Konigin der Wuste"e;, dringt er tief in den dunklen Kontinent vor. Vier andere Expeditionen waren bereits gescheitert, als Park am 22. Mai 1795 den Hafen von Portsmouth verlasst. Seine Ruckkehr am Weihnachtstag 1797 ist fur seine Zeitgenossen eine einzige Sensation, seine Berichte begrunden seinen Ruhm.Doch Park ist dem Zauber Afrikas verfallen. Gegen viele Warnungen unternimmt er 1805 eine zweite Reise. Deren Tagebucher gelangen zwar zuruck in die Heimat - er selbst bleibt in den Weiten des Schwarzen Kontinents verschollen. Was bleibt, sind seine Aufzeichnungen aus einer Gegend, die damals nur aus den wenigen Erzahlungen einheimischer Handler bekannt war: Ein wissenschaftliches Zeugnis von Rang.

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2013

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 02

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 02

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 01

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 01

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 01

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 01

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2012

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 02

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Volume 02

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2012

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2011

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797

Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish surgeon and explorer. Encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he was sent by the African Association, in 1795, to explore the interior of Africa, forbidden to western traders. He is believed to have been the first European to reach the River Niger. His return was delayed by imprisonment and illness, and he did not arrive back in Scotland until December 1797, having been thought dead. He later went on a second expedition to Africa, and died there in 1806. This account of his earlier travels, published in 1799, was an immediate best-seller, with three editions in the first year. Park presents a straightforward account of his journey, together with observations about daily life in West Africa, with none of the arrogant superiority so often expressed by European travellers. The book includes a vocabulary of Mandinka words, plates and maps, and a geographical appendix.

Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Mungo Park was the original lone explorer of West Africa. The first European to reach the Niger, record its flow direction and return alive, he was considered a hero on his return. He died during his second exploration attempt inland along the Niger to discover the city of Timbuktu. Published posthumously in 1815 by the African Institution, which had sponsored his journey, a biography, personal letters and the account of the rescue team sent to discover his fate accompany Park's own journal of the expedition. The journals and letters are a fascinating description of the constant dangers and thrill of the age of exploration. Battling adverse weather, local hostility, tropical diseases and the death of nearly all his party including his brother-in-law, Park writes 'I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at least die on the Niger.'

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2011

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Travels in the Interior of Africa (Dodo Press)

Travels in the Interior of Africa (Dodo Press)

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2007

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa,1805

The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa,1805

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2006

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Two Volumes

Travels in the Interior of Africa - Two Volumes

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2006

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2005

Travels in the Interior of Africa

Travels into the Interior of Africa

Travels into the Interior of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2003

Mungo Park, a surgeon, was sent by the African Association to explore West Africa & open trade routes along the Niger River to the fabled, gold-rich Timbuctu. His record of his travels brought a new image of Africa to the European public, though the continent claimed his life.

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2000

Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have acknowledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work. Unlike the large expeditions that followed him, Park traveled only with native guides or alone. Without much of an idea of where he was going, he relied entirely on local people for food, shelter, and directions throughout his eventful eighteen month journey. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveler, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention. His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practiced in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in 1799. In preparing this new edition, editor Kate Ferguson Marsters presents the complete text and includes reproductions of all the original maps and illustrations. Park's narrative serves as a crucial text in relation to scholarship on the history of slavery, colonial enterprise, and nineteenth-century imperialism. The availability of this full edition will give a new generation of readers access to a travel narrative that has inspired other readers and writers over two centuries and will enliven scholarly discussion in many fields.

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Author: Mungo Park Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2000

Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have acknowledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work. Unlike the large expeditions that followed him, Park traveled only with native guides or alone. Without much of an idea of where he was going, he relied entirely on local people for food, shelter, and directions throughout his eventful eighteen month journey. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveler, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention. His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practiced in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in 1799. In preparing this new edition, editor Kate Ferguson Marsters presents the complete text and includes reproductions of all the original maps and illustrations. Park's narrative serves as a crucial text in relation to scholarship on the history of slavery, colonial enterprise, and nineteenth-century imperialism. The availability of this full edition will give a new generation of readers access to a travel narrative that has inspired other readers and writers over two centuries and will enliven scholarly discussion in many fields.