Author : James Edward Alexander
Publisher : Naval & Military Press
Release Date : 2009-11
ISBN 13 : 9781845747985
Pages : 378 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (845 downloads)
Download Narrative of a Voyage of Observation Among the Colonies of Western Africa, in the Flag-ship Thalia PDF Format Full Free by James Edward Alexander and published by Naval & Military Press. This book was released on 2009-11 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of this epic of early exploration, Capt. James Alexander, was the soldier-explorer who led an 1836 expedition, sponsored by the Government and the Royal Geographical Society, into the interior of South West Africa (today's Namibia). Travelling by ox-wagons, his route lay north from Cape Town, across the Orange River into the interior and, running dangerously short of water, out at Walfisch Bay - a 4,000-mile trek through unexplored desert wilderness. His book is a compendium of early exploration, including observations of flora and fauna, and the native peoples in the area they travelled through. He also amassed a large collection of zoological and scientific specimens. This is a rare book of consuming interest to fans of African exploration.