Samuel Baker 1821 1893 was born in England After the death of his wife he traveled to Ceylon in 1846 Baker established an agriculture settlement in Nuwara Eliva He helped bring cattle and emigrants from England and made a success of the settlement During his stay in Ceylon he spent a great deal of time hunting with his hounds, which became the genesis of this novel and a later work Baker spent 12 months exploring the Nile and the area surrounding it His explorations included the Atbara, Settite, Royan, Salaam, Angrab, Rahad, Dinder, and the Blue Nile Baker states that The interest attached to these portions of Africa differs entirely from that of the White Nile regions, as the whole of Upper Egypt and Abyssinia is capable of development, and is inhabited by races either Mohammedan or Christian while Central Africa is peopled by a hopeless race of savages, for whom there is no prospect of civilization....
|Title||:||The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia|
|Publisher||:||Book Jungle October 22, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia Reviews
I like to read about exploring and hunting in Africa, authors like Ruark, Capstick, & Hemingway. The reason I hunted down this book is because Hemingway said it was the best book he ever read about Africa. I figured he would know.
The book was a great description of the exploration of Africa during the late 19th century. It was somewhat hard to "get-in-to", by sometimes spending too much time on descriptions of less important issues and too detailed regarding some personal issues, particularly in the early parts of the adventure. Baker seemed to pat himself on the back quite often.