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Joseph Thomson African Explorer A Biography by His Brother Rev J B Thomson 1897

Joseph Thomson African Explorer A Biography by His Brother Rev J B Thomson 1897

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Joseph Thomson African Explorer
A Biography by His Brother Rev J B Thomson

London; Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1897. Second Edition. Hardback, 8vo, red cloth with gilt map of Africa to upper board, patterned endpapers, pp x, [iv], 358, [ii]. Illustrated with 6 folding maps, a frontispiece and 20 further illustrations.

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A good clean copy. The cloth binding is good with a small blemish to the spine where the reminants of a price sticker is. Endpapers good. All contents presnt and pages good throughout. All maps present and in good condition.

Joseph Thomson
(14 February 1858 – 2 August 1895) was a British geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Thomson's gazelle and Thomson's Falls, Nyahururu are named after him. Excelling as an explorer rather than an exact scientist, he avoided confrontations among his porters or with indigenous peoples, neither killing any native nor losing any of his men to violence. His motto is often quoted to be "He who goes gently, goes safely; he who goes safely, goes far."
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