1 edition of The heroine of the White Nile found in the catalog.
|Statement||By Prof. William Wells|
|LC Classifications||DT54 .W45|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||207 p. incl. front.|
|Number of Pages||207|
|LC Control Number||04022770|
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Illustration of Alexandrine Tinné from The Heroine of the White Nile, via the State Library of Ohio Rare Books Collection on Ohio Memory. Explorer Alexandrine Tinné was a woman of gumption, as shown in the biography Heroine of the White Nile by Professor William Wells, which tells of her travels along the Nile River. The White Nile The White Nile is one of the two rivers that form the main Nile. It is called the White Nile because of it’s whitish-gray colour which is made due to the light gray sediment the river transports in it’s bed load. It is longer than the Blue Nile, it is 3, km long but carries less water in it. The White Nile’s source is at.
THE WHITE NILE and THE BLUE NILE by Alan Moorehead, pub / by Harper & Rowe. Billed as "the story of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized--and eventually awakened--the vast unknown spaces of Central Africa", these two volumes explore the history of European travel along the Nile in the 19th century. “Strong, elegant prose and a strong, elegant heroine Song of the Nile is a delight!”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn. From the Publisher. As Michelle Moran did in Cleopatra's Daughter, Dray chose to explore a lesser-known Egyptian royal in this, her first book in a trilogy about Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Antony and /5(56).
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Excerpt from The Heroine of the White Nile; Or What a Woman Did and Dared: A Sketch of the Remarkable Travels and Experiences of Miss. Alexandrine Tinné This The heroine of the White Nile book work has been written with a view of supplying the now loudly expressed demand for a literature for our Sunday-schools that will be both instructive and entertaining.5/5(1).
The other book is more about European and Turkish conquest in Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia; while this book is more about East and Central Africa and the lives of the European explorers searching for the source of the Nile and then exploring the White Nile from its source in Lake Victoria to where it meets the Blue Nile in Khartoum/5.
The book rightly expands on the important slave trade from Africa to the Middle East, which it took moralistic Europeans to put an end to. Enjoyed the great writing and the epic story tremendously, to the point that I am seriously considering a vacation in southern Sudan's 'Sudd' area, akm2 maze of swampland in the White by: The Heroine of the White Nile, or, What a Woman Did and Dared: A Sketch of the Remarkable Travels and Experiences of Miss Alexandrine Tinné Author: Wells, William, White Nile" may sometimes include the headwaters of Lake Victoria, the most remote of which being 2, miles (3, km) from the Blue Nile.
 The 19th-century search by Europeans for the source of the Nile was mainly focused on the White Nile, which disappeared into the depths of what was then known as "Darkest Africa".Cities: Jinja, Uganda, Juba, South Sudan, Khartoum. Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.
Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley. The heroine of the White Nile or, What a woman did and dared. A sketch of the remarkable travels and experiences of Miss Alexandrine Tinné. Excellent book - Alan Moorehead is to Nilotic Africa what Peter Hopkirk is to Central Asia, except that Moorehead did it decades earlier.
That said, I cannot give this the 5 stars it probably deserves unless I could upgrade Moorehead's The White Nile to White Nile is simply the better book, if only because the White Nile itself is the better story/5. THE WHITE NILE by Alan Moorehead and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The White Nile is about the quest for the source of the White Nile, which runs from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean.
The book also follows the rise of the Mahdi in Sudan and his movement’s defeat by Lord Kitchener, and the consolidation of British control over the Nile valley. The Nile River has two major branches, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Both branches are named for the color of their water.
The Blue Nile is a bright blue at its source, and begins to darken when it reaches the Sudan, while the White Nile’s water is a whitish-gray (Hoyt, ). Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title by Gwen Glazer, Communications Novem Check out selected results from NYPL Title Questheld August 2,as well as Title Quest This is an update of a previous post by Sharon Rickson.
It can be tough to remember the title and author of a book you read a long time ago Author: Gwen Glazer. In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all.
In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration 4/5(10). Based on contemporary records, as well as Alan Moorehead's solid sense of history and subtler character insights, this is an exciting record of the fifty years of African exploration and the attempt to reach the sources of the Nile.
Across these pages we meet a mixed group of reckless to resolute figures soldiers, sportsmen, scholars and reformers who through whatever. Alexandrine Tinné was a Dutch explorer who, on two occasions, explored the Nile River in search of the source of the White Nile.
She was killed by local natives while attempting to be the first European woman to cross the Sahara. Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile-- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on ing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley.
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After entering an ancient chamber on an archaeological dig, Cloe Kingsley is sent back in time to the year B.C. to the Egyptian court of Hatshepsut and into the body of a corrupt priestess, where she is now forced to face her new environment and. Wide-ranging book, covering all there is to say about the White Nile in the latter s, from the heroics of the discoverers of the White Nile's origins, about mid-century, to the epic defeat of the Sudanese 'fuzzy-wuzzys' at the hands of /5(54).
The White Nile and the Blue Nile being the two main tributaries of the great river. This volume concentrates on expeditions of the years - Australian-born journalist and author Alan Moorehead ( - ) also wrote the complimentary volume, "The Blue Nile" (), which steps back further to.
Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie - review 'This was the first Agatha Christie book I'd ever read, and from page one I was enthralled! Now I own ten other Poirot books'.The trunk stream of the the Nile is formed at Khartoum, Sudan, 1, mi (2, km) from the sea, by the junction of the Blue Nile (c.1, mi/1, km long) and the White Nile (c.2, mi/3, km long).
The Blue Nile rises in the headwaters of Lake Tana, NW Ethiopia, a region of heavy summer rains, and is the source of floodwaters that reach. The Jinja section of the White Nile is one of the most popular playboating destinations on the planet.
It is also home to some of the best rafting there is. Warm water, easy access, world class.