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Title A labyrinth of kingdoms : 10,000 miles through Islamic Africa / Steve Kemper.
Author Kemper, Steve.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 415 pages) : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index.
Contents Preparations -- Invitation to Africa -- At the edge of the desert -- First steps -- Stalled in Murzuk -- The palace of demons -- To Aïr -- Plundered -- Days and nights in Tintellust -- Desert port -- Separate ways -- "The celebrated emporium of Negroland" -- An ending -- The kingdom of Bornu -- A mystery solved -- "The horde of the Welad Sliman" -- Razzia -- Captive in Bagirmi -- Letters from home -- Resurrection and death -- Westward -- The prospect of the Niger -- "Obstructed by nature and infested by man" -- Golden city -- In Timbuktu -- Stuck -- Released, more or less -- Rumors and consequences -- Getting out -- Problems at home -- Last journeys.
Summary Describes the 1849 journey by Heinrich Barth into the unexplored Islamic regions of North and Central Africa, detailing the discoveries he made as he traveled 10,000 miles over five years, lost most of his companions, and finally arrived at Timbuktu.
Note Print version record.
Subject Barth, Heinrich, 1821-1865 -- Travel -- Africa.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- German.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Africa, Central -- Description and travel.
Africa, North -- Discovery and exploration -- German.
Africa, North -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Africa, North -- Description and travel.
Explorers -- Africa, Central -- Biography.
Explorers -- Africa, North -- Biography.
Explorers -- Germany -- Biography.
Barth, Heinrich, 1821-1865. (OCoLC)fst00005739
Discovery and exploration, British. (OCoLC)fst01352751
Discovery and exploration, German. (OCoLC)fst01352767
Explorers. (OCoLC)fst00918556
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Central Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239510
North Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239515
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Kemper, Steve. Labyrinth of kingdoms. First edition 9780393079661 (DLC) 2012002562 (OCoLC)755705006
ISBN 9780393084061 electronic bk.
039308406X electronic bk.

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