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Park, Mungo 1771-1806

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Works: 284 works in 1,105 publications in 8 languages and 11,807 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Juvenile works  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: DT356, 916
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

164 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish surgeon and explorer. Encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he was sent by the African Association, in 1795, to explore the interior of Africa, forbidden to western traders. He is believed to have been the first European to reach the River Niger. His return was delayed by imprisonment and illness, and he did not arrive back in Scotland until December 1797, having been thought dead. He later went on a second expedition to Africa, and died there in 1806. This account of his earlier travels, published in 1799, was an immediate best-seller, with three editions in the first year. Park presents a straightforward account of his journey, together with observations about daily life in West Africa, with none of the arrogant superiority so often expressed by European travellers. The book includes a vocabulary of Mandinka words, plates and maps, and a geographical appendix
The travels of Mungo Park by Mungo Park( Book )

16 editions published between 1898 and 1960 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels into the interior of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

58 editions published between 1799 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park set off from his home in the Scottish borders in May 1795 at the age of 23 to discover the course of the Niger river in west Africa. When he reappeared in England more than two and a half years later, he had been presumed dead, and the tale of his perilous journey published in 1799 was greeted with great acclaim. Travels in the Interior of Africa provided Europeans with one of the first detailed descriptions of the geography and peoples of the African continent. The story of his remarkable journey is told with extraordinary modesty and clarity, and it remains as vivid and readable today as when he first wrote it. Park returned to West Africa on a second journey in 1805, but he failed to return. In his last letter he declared his intent to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt. He drowned in the Niger attempting to escape an attack by natives
The journal of a mission to the interior of Africa : in the year 1805 by Mungo Park( Book )

25 editions published between 1815 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park was the original lone explorer of West Africa. The first European to reach the Niger, record its flow direction and return alive, he was considered a hero on his return. He died during his second exploration attempt inland along the Niger to discover the city of Timbuktu. Published posthumously in 1815 by the African Institution, which had sponsored his journey, a biography, personal letters and the account of the rescue team sent to discover his fate accompany Park's own journal of the expedition. The journals and letters are a fascinating description of the constant dangers and thrill of the age of exploration. Battling adverse weather, local hostility, tropical diseases and the death of nearly all his party including his brother-in-law, Park writes 'I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at least die on the Niger.'
Travels and recent discoveries in the interior districts of Africa : in the years 1796 & '97 by Mungo Park( Book )

7 editions published between 1801 and 1803 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805 by Mungo Park( Book )

28 editions published between 1810 and 1820 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and recent discoveries in the interior districts of Africa, in the year 1796 & '97 by Mungo Park( Book )

4 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and travels of Mungo Park; with a supplementary chapter detailing the results of recent discovery in Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

35 editions published between 1864 and 1899 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen ins innerste Afrika : 1795-1806 by Mungo Park( Book )

20 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen im Innern von Afrika auf veranstaltung der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1795 bis 1797 by Mungo Park( Book )

34 editions published between 1799 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park's travels in Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

9 editions published between 1907 and 1969 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages et découvertes dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique by Daniel Houghton( Book )

28 editions published between 1790 and 1799 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Gambia zum Niger by Mungo Park( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1926 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior of Africa : in the years 1795, 1796, & 1797 by Mungo Park( Book )

11 editions published between 1800 and 1817 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior of Africa by Mungo Park( )

8 editions published between 1799 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park, the African traveler by Kenneth Lupton( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park and the Niger by Joseph Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels into the interior of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of two journeys, Scotsman Mungo Park's story of his first trip in 1795 as a 24-year old, and again in 1805, provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. The first trip was full of an endearing vulnerability and the heroic generosity of a fit young man, while the second was one of Conradian tragedy, murder, and mayhem. Despite starvation, imprisonment, and frequent illness, he managed to keep a record. Though he failed in the object of his mission - to chart the course of the Niger River - he did succeed in exploring West Africa and opening in trade routes. His first-hand experiences of tribal justice, gold mining, and the slave trade are recorded, as well as his own understated heroism, a story of courage, open-hearted friendship, and betrayal. His vivid record of his travels brought a new image of Africa to the European public, though the continent claimed him for itself in death. Travels is still considered the most readable of all the classics of African exploration"--Publisher's description
 
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa
Alternative Names
Mango Park

Mungo-Park 1771-1806

Mungo-Park 1771-1806 M.

Mungo Park britischer Afrikaforscher

Mungo Park Brits auteur

Mungo Park esploratore scozzese

Mungo Park explorateur écossais

Mungo-Park, M., 1771-1806

Mungo Park médecin et explorateur écossais

Mungo Pārks

Park, Mungo

Манго Парк

Мунга Парк

Мунго Парк

Мънго Парк

Парк, Мунго

מונגו פארק

מונגו פארק סופר בריטי

‏بارك، مونغو.

مانگو پارک

مونغو بارك

मंगोपार्क

မန်ဂို ပတ်ခ်

パーク, マンゴ

ムンゴ・パーク

蒙戈·帕克

Languages
English (539)

German (56)

French (42)

Danish (4)

Spanish (4)

Arabic (2)

Dutch (2)

Swedish (1)

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Travels into the interior of AfricaThe journal of a mission to the interior of Africa : in the year 1805Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 : with an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805 : to which is added, an account of the life of Mr. ParkTravels into the interior of AfricaTravels in the interior districts of AfricaThe treasure of TimbuktuTravels into the interior of Africa