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Mary Kingsley.

By: Wagner, Heather Lehr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women Explorers: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2004Description: 1 online resource (125 p.).ISBN: 9781438123998.Subject(s): Africa, West -- Discovery and exploration -- British -- Juvenile literature | Congo River Valley -- Discovery and exploration -- British -- Juvenile literature | Explorers -- Africa, West -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Explorers -- Congo River Valley -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, 1862-1900 -- Juvenile literature | Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, 1862-1900 | Women explorers -- Africa, West -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women explorers -- Congo River Valley -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women explorers -- Great Britain --Biography -- JWomen explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.uvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mary KingsleyDDC classification: 916.604 | 916.604/312 | 916.604/312/092 | 916.604312 | 916.604312092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1: A New Destination; 2: Life Behind the Shutters; 3: A Feeling of Responsibility; 4: Destination; 5: At Home in a Foreign Land; 6: Navigation the Ogooué River; 7: Reaching the Rembwé; 8: The Final Journey; Chronology; Timeline; Notes; Bibliography; Websites; Further Reading; Index; Picture Credits; Contributors
Summary: Women Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid women whose hunger for adventure and knowledge compelled them on paths of discovery around the world. Their discoveries not only brought stores of information on topics ranging from ancient dinosaur fossils to life in Tibet, but also challenged the established roles of women in their fields. Kingsley set sail for Africa in 1893, embarking on a trip that would change not only her life, but the Victorian understanding of the "dark continent" as well. She traveled between the Niger and Congo rivers, was the first white woman to climb Mount Cameroon, and penned two books about her research in Africa.
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Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1: A New Destination; 2: Life Behind the Shutters; 3: A Feeling of Responsibility; 4: Destination; 5: At Home in a Foreign Land; 6: Navigation the Ogooué River; 7: Reaching the Rembwé; 8: The Final Journey; Chronology; Timeline; Notes; Bibliography; Websites; Further Reading; Index; Picture Credits; Contributors

Women Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid women whose hunger for adventure and knowledge compelled them on paths of discovery around the world. Their discoveries not only brought stores of information on topics ranging from ancient dinosaur fossils to life in Tibet, but also challenged the established roles of women in their fields. Kingsley set sail for Africa in 1893, embarking on a trip that would change not only her life, but the Victorian understanding of the "dark continent" as well. She traveled between the Niger and Congo rivers, was the first white woman to climb Mount Cameroon, and penned two books about her research in Africa.

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