In 1854 David Livingstone was acclaimed a hero for his discovery of the Victoria Falls. He had been able to map much of central Africa's waterways, but his later journeys appeared to be failures, although they provided the western world with vivid descriptions of the hiterto unknown interior of Africa. in 1871 the New York Herald send one of its journalists, Henry Stanley, to find him, leading to one of the most famous meetings in exploration history. This biography provides an account of Livingstone's life, from his humble beginnings in Scotland, and his struggle to gain medical qualifications, to his employment with the London Missionary Society and his search to the source of the Nile.
- Electronic book text | 128 pages
- 08 Nov 2011
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom