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The Congo, river into central Africa.

Patricia Lauber

The Congo, river into central Africa.

by Patricia Lauber

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Published by Garrard Pub. Co. in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English

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  • Congo River.
    • Subjects:
    • Congo River -- Juvenile literature,
    • Congo River

    • About the Edition

      A history of exploration, travel, and trade on the Congo River. Describes the journeys of Henry M. Stanley, the animal and mineral riches of the river, and the life of its peoples today.

      Edition Notes

      StatementIllus. by Ted Schroeder. Maps by Fred Kliem.
      SeriesRivers of the world,, W-10, Rivers of the world (Champaign, Ill.) ;, W-10.
      ContributionsSchroeder, Ted, illus.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT639 .L38
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p.
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5908934M
      LC Control Number64010110

      Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) The title “The Truth Shall Make You Free” sparkled on the purple book in the opened package. Etienne was puzzled. There was no doubt that the package was meant for him. The address carried his name, Etienne Nkounkou, head draftsman at a government department in Bangui, French Equatorial Africa.   When you're talking about "Congo" in terms of nations by that name, you're actually referring to one of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa. The name Congo stems from the Bakongo, a Bantu tribe that populates the area. The larger of the two countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is located to the southeast.

      They navigate Central Africa by following the wide, dark, Congo River, but when night falls the only place to land is on the river itself. And there, in the African continent’s true heart of darkness, little has changed in the twenty years since Joseph Conrad wrote his well-known book on the hell-hole that is . The Congo rainforest in central Africa contains one of the longest rivers in the world, the Congo tropical rainforest covers most of the eastern part of the forest and its river were the subject of a famous book called The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Hunting and poaching has endangered many of the animals there, but the jungle itself is not being destroyed as it is.

      It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa. A clip showing her fighting for her life after slipping into raging waters of a river went viral on social media last week, but Rahab Nyokabi Mwangi, 40, does not want to watch it.


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The Congo, river into central Africa by Patricia Lauber Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Congo River may be the main transportation source in this Central Africa region. The river along with all the streams that lead with it provides o kilometers navigable shipping routes in Central Africa. A great amount of goods are transported from the river every day.

The Congo River, formerly known as the Zaire River during the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko, is the second longest river in Africa, shorter only than the Nile, as well as the second largest river in the world by discharge volume, following only the is also the world's deepest recorded river, with measured depths in excess of m ( ft).Mouth: Atlantic Ocean.

Get this from a library. The Congo, river into central Africa. [Patricia Lauber; Ted Schroeder] -- A history of exploration, travel, and trade on the Congo River. Describes the journeys of Henry M.

Stanley, the river into central Africa. book and mineral riches of the river, and the life of its peoples today. Congo River, river in west-central Africa.

With a length of 2, miles (4, km), it is the continent’s second longest river, after the Nile. It rises in the highlands of northeastern Zambia between Lakes Tanganyika and Nyasa (Malawi) as the Chambeshi River at an elevation of 5, feet (1, Into Africa tells the story of the events leading up to the famous meeting of Stanley and Livingstone in Africa in The book is well-written and conveys a good sense into what life was like on the African expeditions undertaken by explorers during the Victorian by: 2.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Congo is a science fiction novel by Michael novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and investigating the mysterious deaths of a previous expedition in the dense tropical rainforest of the on calls Congo a lost world novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's : Michael Crichton.

Published to rave reviews in the United Kingdom and named a Richard & Judy Book Club selection—the only work of nonfiction on the list—Blood River is the harrowing and audacious story of Tim Butcher’s journey in the Congo and his retracing of legendary explorer H.

Stanley’s famous expedition in which he mapped the Congo River. When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim /5(). With Conrad on the Congo River. missionaries and militias into Africa’s uncolonized interior. the river’s uppermost navigable point and once a crossroads between eastern and central. Congo Journey by Redmond O'Hanlon () The naturalist and travel writer sets off on an intrepid river journey in search of the legendary Mokele-mbembe.

O'Hanlon confronts natural perils. Congo River - Congo River. Photo by CIFOR The world’s deepest river, at meters, and flowing through ten countries, the Congo River is a watercourse of massive proportions. It is central Africa ’s greatest geographical feature, snaking its way across the heart of the continent and draining the rainforests of the Congo Basin.

Central Africa is a subregion of the African continent comprising various countries according to different definitions. Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe are members of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

Congo River - Congo River - The people and the economy: Three types of environments are found, either juxtaposed or in succession, along the river and its tributaries: the narrower sections, bordered by firm ground; the wider stretches, dotted with islands and accompanied by backwaters; and the zones where flooding occurs or where there are extensive marshes.

The Congo basin is generally divided into three main sections: the Upper Congo (or Lualaba), which runs from the basin's source in Zambia down to the Wagenia Falls near the city of Kisangani in Author: Juergen Runge. Tim Butcher's quixotic journey, to follow the explorer Stanley's epic voyage down the Congo River from Lake Tanganyika to its outlet two thousand miles away into the Atlantic, is a tale of endurance, ingenuity and scares aplenty, as he makes his way, by motor bike, river canoe and United Nations barge, through a landscape devastated by war, and /5().

It shows, above all, that during Leopold's rule in Africa from toand in the years on either side of it, the peoples of the Congo River Basin suffered, in Author: Jeremy Harding. Heart of Darkness was published in the literary periodical Blackwood’s Magazine inand in book form in It appeared on the face of it to be the quintessential river story, running from here to there: a journey from Europe to Africa, overlaid by metaphorical journeys from present to past, light to dark, civilization to savagery, sanity to madness.

“No Mercy: A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo” is a humourous book although not the sort of gut-bustingly funny that so many people seek out these days.

O’Hanlon is too sophisticated a writer to be running around jungles “busting guts” and our culture seems 4/5(91). The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a vast, mineral rich country the size of Western Europe. Alastair Leithead takes an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to.

By the time the conference ended, early inLeopold had the port of Matadi at the mouth of the Congo River and the rights to land on which he could build a railway round the rapids upstream.

He was thus master of the interior and sovereign ruler of the newly created Congo Free State. Thereafter, the savagery began in earnest. General Overviews. Unfortunately, no satisfactory book-length general history of the Congo Basin during the precolonial period is available.

Although groundbreaking when it was first published, Vansina is long out of date, mainly because of advances made by Vansina and by scholars the author influenced. Furthermore, Vansina deals with only one region of the Congo Basin, the woodlands.The Congo River (also known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Africa.

Its overall length of 4, km (2, miles) makes it the second longest in Africa (after the Nile).The river and its tributaries flow through the second largest rain forest area in the world, second only to the Amazon Rainforest in South America.

The river also has the second-largest flow in the world, behind the Mouth: Atlantic Ocean.Congo book. Read 2, reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City /5.