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by Christopher Ondaatje

eBook Journey to the Source of The Nile epub
  • ISBN: 0002000199
  • Author: Christopher Ondaatje
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper Collins; 1st edition (1998)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1855 kb
  • FB2 size 1197 kb
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Christopher Ondaatje has given us a superb travelogue, blended skillfully with perspectives on the great 19th-Century Nile explorations. His maps, both current and historical, are well-crafted.

Christopher Ondaatje has given us a superb travelogue, blended skillfully with perspectives on the great 19th-Century Nile explorations. The book's best feature, however, is its multitude of stunning photographs that bring to life this enormous, majestic realm of water, wilderness, and vibrant inhabitants both human and animal. Ondaatje must be an even better photographer than he is a writer, and is obviously in tune with the people he meets. They gaze directly and warmly into his lens as if he were a member of their own group.

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Items related to Journey to the Source of The Nile. Christopher Ondaatje was born in Ceylon and educated in England. The book is very well done. Each chapter begins with a small map showing the specific area described. Christopher Ondaatje Journey to the Source of The Nile. ISBN 13: 9780002000192. Journey to the Source of The Nile. Christopher Ondaatje. He has worked for several magazines and newspapers and is the author of six books, including the best-selling biography of Victorian explorer Richard Burton, Sindh Revisited. His pictures are beautiful and capture the vastness of the country. A complete chronology, bibliography and index are included.

Journey to the Source of the Nile brings to life this incredible voyage

Christopher Ondaatje has given us a superb travelogue, blended skillfully with perspectives on the great 19th-Century Nile explorations. by Christopher Ondaatje. Published September 1, 1999 by Firefly Books. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Journey to the Source of the Nile from your list? Journey to the Source of the Nile.

Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants . Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, Handwriting reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today.

Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those who dreamed it into being: the politically powerful, the anarchists, bridge builders and tunnellers, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and a thief who leads a charmed life. History & Fiction.

Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, sets out a case for looking a little further afield

Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, sets out a case for looking a little further afield. Among the world's great rivers, the Nile undoubtedly occupies a unique position in every culture. I wanted to 'settle' the Nile in a personal way, as I describe in my book, Journey to the Source of the Nile, published in 1998 with an introduction by Lord Selborne, the then-President of the Royal Geographical Society. One photograph in the book shows a plaque above the Ripon Falls at the northern end of Lake Victoria, which overlooks where the Victoria Nile begins its outflow from the lake towards its far-off delta in Egypt.

Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje .

Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, sets out a case for looking a little further afield. Last but not least, there was the source of the Nile: a challenging mystery for two or three millennia. In the ancient world an extraordinary range of individuals were curious to locate the source, such as Alexander the Great and Herodotus from Greece, Cyrus and Cambyses from Persia, Julius Caesar and Nero from Rome. I wanted to ‘settle’ the Nile in a personal way, as I describe in my book, Journey to the Source of the Nile, published in 1998 with an introduction by Lord Selborne, the then-President of the Royal Geographical Society.

In a series of experiences between 1856 and 1877, several British-born explorers tried to unravel the mystery of the source of the Nile. This river, the longest in the world, flowed through the desert, bringing life in its floodwater every year. Where did all this water come from? Christopher Ondaatje, long fascinated with Richard Burton and wishing to relive his 1856 African exploration, prepared for this journey by studying the expeditions of several Victorian travellers, for each had returned with part of the answer to the Nile's riddle. In 1996 Ondaatje followed the Victorian explorers' routes, to see for himself what they had seen. Although acutely aware that their claims of "discovering" a mountain or river were ridiculous, he quickly realized that he was indeed on a journey of discovery, and that the search for truth is often about finding new and better questions, not just answers. His trek across the Serengeti Plains to Olduvai Gorge provides the most striking revelation of all: the forces which shaped the Nile may also have triggered the evolution of the human race.
Comments: (2)
Anaginn
Christopher Ondaatje has given us a superb travelogue, blended skillfully with perspectives on the great 19th-Century Nile explorations. His maps, both current and historical, are well-crafted. The book's best feature, however, is its multitude of stunning photographs that bring to life this enormous, majestic realm of water, wilderness, and vibrant inhabitants both human and animal. Ondaatje must be an even better photographer than he is a writer, and is obviously in tune with the people he meets. They gaze directly and warmly into his lens as if he were a member of their own group. The depictions of rivers, mountains, and savannahs are simply breathtaking.
Centrizius
This book is one of the best books I have got in touch recently on the great expedition in search of the birth of one of the greatest river in the world. Christopher Ondaatje had written this book in a manner that it takes the reader in a virtual travel and smooth transition from one culture to another from the river delta to the origin, blended with the cultural exposure and pictorial essays. The book helps the reader not only to gather knowledge of the great river but also the diverse culture of the African sub continent.

Recommend this book if you are truly eco traveler and nature lover.
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