The White Nile

by Alan Moorehead

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Written in English
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ISBN 100060956399
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Impossibly charismatic, The White Nile Diaries is an incomparable coming-of-age journey, a tantalizing glimpse into another time, when the turbulent world was an oyster for the young, brave, and free. John Hopkins is a writer who lived for many years in Tangier and was a central figure in the bohemian literary crowd of the '60s and '70s. Wide-ranging book, covering all there is to say about the White Nile in the latter s, from the heroics of the discoverers of the White Nile's origins, about mid-century, to the epic defeat of the Sudanese 'fuzzy-wuzzys' at the hands of the British under Kitchener just before /5(43). White Nile Rafting Company welcomes you to Uganda, the most hospitable and satisfying adventure operator in the “Pearl of Africa” with award- winning instructors that will guide you through exclusive activities on the stunning River Nile, Offering Grade 5 full day rafting, Grade 5 half day rafting, Grade 5 Two day rafting,Grade 5 Extreme Rafting, Kayaking, Safaris in Uganda, Accommodation. or Bahr al-Abyad (Arabic, bahr, river, and abyad, white), name of the Nile River in the territory of Sudan, for a distance extending from the river’s convergence with its left tributary, al-Ghazal, up to the mouth of the Blue Nile. The White Nile is km long, and its bed is 1–2 km wide. Its most important tributary is the Sobat on the right; at high water, the Sobat brings much.

  The White Nile by Alan Moorehead, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). The White Nile The White Nile is one of the two rivers that form the main Nile. It is called the White Nile because of it’s whitish-gray colour which is made due to the light gray sediment the river transports in it’s bed load. It is longer than the Blue Nile, it is 3, km long but carries less water in it.   The White Nile is called so because of the light-coloured clay sediment in the water giving the river a light grey colour. The Blue Nile flows for about 1, km to Khartoum from Lake Tana which. THE WHITE NILE and THE BLUE NILE by Alan Moorehead, pub / by Harper & Rowe. Billed as "the story of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized--and eventually awakened--the vast unknown spaces of Central Africa", these two volumes explore the .

  The first part of the story has been told often before: hagiographically in contemporary books and memoirs; classically in Alan Moorhead's The Author: Bernard Porter. The White Nile. by Alan Moorehead. On Sale: 10/17/ Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. Tweet; The White Nile. by Alan Moorehead.

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Wide-ranging book, covering all there is to say about the White Nile in the latter s, from the heroics of the discoverers of the White Nile's origins, about mid-century, to the epic defeat of the Sudanese 'fuzzy-wuzzys' at the hands of the British under Kitchener just before Cited by: The other book is more about European and Turkish conquest in Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia; while this book is more about East and Central Africa and the lives of the European explorers searching for the source of the Nile and then exploring the White Nile from its source in Lake Victoria to where it meets the Blue Nile in Khartoum/5.

The White Nile covered the river raft expedition by National Geographic down the White Nile. From the beginning, the book brought you into the group of explorers as though you were there. The main person from National Geographic happened to be a lady.

She organized the trip and what a trip it was/5(9). Excellent book - Alan Moorehead is to Nilotic Africa what Peter Hopkirk is to Central Asia, except that Moorehead did it decades earlier. That said, I cannot give this the 5 stars it probably deserves unless I could upgrade Moorehead's The White Nile to White Nile is simply the better book, if only because the White Nile itself is the better story/5.

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.

Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others. The White Nile is about the quest for the source of the White Nile, which runs from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean.

The book also follows the rise of the Mahdi in Sudan and his movement’s defeat by Lord Kitchener, and the consolidation of British control over the Nile valley. Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile-- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on ing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others.

The White Nile and the Blue Nile being the two main tributaries of the great river. This volume concentrates on expeditions of the years - Australian-born journalist and author Alan Moorehead ( - ) also wrote the complimentary volume, "The. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead in EPUB, FB2, FB3 download e-book.

Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile — the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.

Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many /5(5).

In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of.

The Blue Nile joins the White Nile at Khartoum. The Blue Nile brings life down from the mountains to the desert and the delta. In the 18th century James Bruce declared that he had been to the source of the Blue Nile.

He was brave and determined and a dedicated amateur. Bruce thought the Blue Nile was the main stream and the White Nile was a 5/5(5). The Nile River has two major branches, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Both branches are named for the color of their water.

The Blue Nile is a bright blue at its source, and begins to darken when it reaches the Sudan, while the White Nile’s water is a whitish-gray (Hoyt, ). White Nile River, Arabic Baḥr al-Abyaḍ, section of the Nile between Malakal, South Sudan, and Khartoum, Sudan. It is formed by the confluence of the Mountain Nile (Baḥr al-Jabal) and the Sobat River above Malakal, and it flows for about miles ( km) northeast and north past Al-Rank, Kūstī (railway bridge), Al-Duwaym, and Jabal al.

Buy a cheap copy of The White Nile book by Alan Moorehead. Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the Free shipping over $Cited by:   The White Nile led me to the Blue Nile book and a plan for some follow-up reading on the explorer, Richard Francis Burton.

The main point is the shocking realization that that source of one of the world most historic rivers was not common knowledge until fairly recent times. Read more. One person found this helpful/5(57).

Africa is an ancient continent, of hard lands, in which good lands are scarce. There are few deep alluvial spaces. The oldest is in the bucket of Chad. There is another one in the middle Niger and this one from the Bahr el Gazal-White Nile, which should have an extension of perhapskm2.

In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers — each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of 4/4(2).

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Wide-ranging book, covering all there is to say about the White Nile in the latter s, from the heroics of the discoverers of the White Nile's origins, about mid-century, to the epic defeat of the Sudanese 'fuzzy-wuzzys' at the hands of the British under Kitchener just before /5(54).

Get this from a library. The White Nile. [Alan Moorehead] -- Chronicles the history of exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, and looks at the personalities of some of the notable people involved in the discoveries.

Get this from a library. The White Nile. [Alan Moorehead] -- Among heroic annals, the discovery of the sources of the Nile and the exploration of Darkest Africa stand out dramatically.

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Alan McCrae Moorehead, AO, OBE (22 July – 29 September ) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile () and The Blue Nile ().

Australian-born, he lived in England, and Italy, from Children: Caroline Moorehead. Book tells "the story of the Nile from the mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean." Front cover shows an engraving of the Murchison Falls taken from Sir Samuel Baker's The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, adapted and coloured by Ronald Clark.

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$ Free shipping. Ratings and Reviews. Write a review. 1 product rating. 1 users rated this 5 out of 5 stars 1. Based on contemporary records, as well as Alan Moorehead's solid sense of history and subtler character insights, this is an exciting record of the fifty years of African exploration and the attempt to reach the sources of the Nile.

Across these pages we meet a mixed group of reckless to resolute figures &#; soldiers, sportsmen, scholars and reformers who through whatever motivation made. The White Nile (Book): Moorehead, Alan: Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.

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