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The River Congo

the discovery, exploration, and exploitation of the world"s most dramatic river
  • 404 Pages
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  • English
Houghton Mifflin Co. , Boston
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StatementPeter Forbath.
LC ClassificationsDT639 .F65 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 404 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1866447M
ISBN 100395567254
LC Control Number90024553

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In terms other than mere measurement, it is without rival, /5(19). The River Congo: The Discovery, Exploration & Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River was intended to follow Alan Moorehead's two excellent books, The White Nile & Blue Nile. Indeed, Forbath has done an admirable job in this regard.4/5.

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It is a strange story. Ten years before Columbus first landed in the West Indies, Portuguese navigators, seeking the route to the East Indies, discovered the estuary of the Congo and an Iron Age kingdom whose.

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