Nature; International Journal of Science Volume 1

Nature; International Journal of Science Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...circumstances carried the river too far south, because the Chevalier Bunsen and I had in the previous year come to the positive conclusion, on the reports of the Church missionaries at Mombas, that Zambre (now Tanganyika) and Nyassa were two separate lakes, a conclusion which every fresh discovery only tended to confirm. The Cuama and Quilimane mentioned by me were all that we then well knew of the Zambesi, the great western extent of which river only became revealed to us through the former explorations of Livingstone. He thus absolutely closed the basin of the Nile in that direction; though the fact of his having done so was not then demonstrable. When he wrote to Lord Clarendon in February 1867, as he says in his present letter, he "had the impression that he was then on the watershed between the Zambesi and cither the Congo or the Nile." His present determination of the want of connection between the Chambeze and the Zambesi, and of the western and northwestern course of the former river, has proved the soundness of his impression of February 1867. The question is therefore now narrowed to this: --Do the united streams of the Chambeze and the Lufira, under the name first of Luapula, and then of Lualaba, How into the Nile or into the Congo? I am of opinion that they join the former river, and that the explorations of Dr. Livingstone have established the correctness of the views I have long entertained, and especially those enunciated in the Athcnirum, No. 1,969, of July 22, 1865, on the first announcement by Sir Samuel Baker of his (unconscious) discovery of the main stream of the Nile under the name of "Albert Nyanza," and consequently I believe we are at length enabled to strip the veil from the Nile Mystery. Chaklics Beke...show more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236645782
  • 9781236645784