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Johnston, Harry 1858-1927

Overview
Works: 358 works in 1,551 publications in 4 languages and 14,237 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Outlines and syllabi  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Composer, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: D21, 909
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A history of the colonization of Africa by alien races by Harry Johnston( Book )

78 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberia by Harry Johnston( Book )

33 editions published between 1906 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro in the New World by Harry Johnston( Book )

35 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Central Africa; an attempt to give some account of a portion of the territories under British influence north of the Zambezi by Harry Johnston( Book )

43 editions published between 1897 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of history : being a plain history of life and mankind by H. G Wells( Book )

18 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert George Wells is perhaps most well known today for his science-fiction novels but it was "The Outline of History" that initiated a new era of popular history. Although the harshest critics were from those who disagreed on ideological grounds, it's difficult to dismiss the depth of Wells' insights and prophetic accuracy. E.M. Forster and Beatrice Webb both praised the book on publication. It was this very book to which G.K. Chesterton responds in "The Everlasting Man" as does Hilaire Bellock in "A Companion to Mr. Wells's "Outline of History." "In re-living the entire life of Mankind as a single imaginative experience, Mr. Wells was achieving something which they themselves would hardly have dared to attempt ... In fact, the purpose and value of Mr. Wells's book seem to have been better appreciated by the general public than by the professional historians of the day
The Nile quest : a record of the exploration of the Nile and its basin by Harry Johnston( Book )

39 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Harry Johnston (1858-1927), was a British artist, explorer and colonial administrator. He was a key figure in the so-called 'Scramble for Africa', the invasion and colonisation of Africa by major European powers in the late nineteenth century. This book, first published in 1903, is Johnston's wide-ranging history of Nile exploration, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks and continuing into the Victorian period. As well as charting the development of ancient civilisations in the Nile region, Johnston also discusses its wider role in world history and its appeal to powerful leaders from Alexander the Great to Napoleon. As a contemporary of many significant participants in nineteenth-century Nile exploration, Johnston was perfectly situated to provide detailed insights into the personalities and achievements of explorers such as Burton, Stanley and Speke. His absorbing and accessible account provides a fascinating late Victorian perspective on the subject
Britain across the seas: Africa; a history and description of the British Empire in Africa by Harry Johnston( Book )

20 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers in West Africa by Harry Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gay-Dombeys; a novel by Harry Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Warren's daughter: a story of the woman's movement by Harry Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river Congo, from its mouth to Bólóbó; with a general description of the natural history and anthropology of its western basin by Harry Johnston( Book )

47 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile reprint of 1884 edition
Livingston and the explorations of Central Africa by Harry Johnston( Book )

37 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnston, former Commissioner for Nyasaland (modern day Malawi), completed this comprehensive biography of Livingstone for the Lives of Great Explorers series. It includes full-page illustrations of places that Livingstone explored, such as Victoria Falls and Lake Nyasa (modern day Lake Malawi)
A comparative study of the Bantu and semi-Bantu languages by Harry Johnston( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of a slave by Harry Johnston( Book )

24 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927) was an explorer, colonial administrator and main participant in the British expansion in Africa, along with his friend Cecil Rhodes. Johnston published several accounts of his expeditions, as well as surveying native languages and culture. This text is Johnston's fictionalised account of the life of a slave, based on anecdotes he gathered on his travels. The protagonist describes his early life as the warrior son of the village chief in a brutal society where cannibalism and allegations of witchcraft were commonplace. When slavers attacked his village and captured him, 'Abu' faced a long journey across the country, survived by few, before serving a succession of masters. A vivid and eventful history of one man's survival through escape attempts, attacks by wild animals and relentless violence, which Johnston described as his attempt to give 'a realistic sketch of life in the Western Sudan'
The man who did the right thing; a romance by Harry Johnston( Book )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers in Canada by Harry Johnston( Book )

38 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the explorations of Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Samuel Hearne and others, this volume tells the story of Canada's first pioneers
Common sense in foreign policy by Harry Johnston( Book )

10 editions published in 1913 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kilima-Njaro expedition : a record of scientific exploration in eastern equatorial Africa and a general description of the natural history, languages, and commerce of the Kilima-Njaro district by Harry Johnston( Book )

25 editions published between 1885 and 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of my life by Harry Johnston( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927) was born in south London, England, the son of John Brookes and Esther Laetitian Hamilton Johnston and a great-great-grandson of John Johnston, a 'burgher" of Glasgow. He studied art and languages and at the age of eighteen began a series of travels in Europe and Africa, chiefly as a student of painting, architecture and languages. He married Winifred Irby in 1883. He was appointed British vice consul in Camerron and the Niger delta in 1885 and was acting consul for the area by 1887. He served in various capacities for the British goverenment, chiefly in various parts of Africa. In Africa he also studied zoology and made large collections of flower and fauna for the British Museum. In 1900 he was instramental in discovering and naming the okapi, a mammal related to the giraffe. He received a number of awards for his zoological work and drawings of African subjects. He was knighted by the queen in 1896
 
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A history of the colonization of Africa by alien races
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The pygmies of the great Congo forest, 1903 port. (by Sir Harry H. Johnston)

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Гарри Гамильтон Джонстон английский исследователь Африки и колониальный администратор

Гаррі Гамільтон Джонстон

Джонстон, Гарри Гамильтон

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English (651)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Swedish (1)

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The outline of history : being a plain history of life and mankindThe history of a slavePioneers in Canada