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Titel: First footsteps in East Africa
Einband: Original Cloth
Zustand: Very Good
Dent, London/Dutton, NY, 1943, c1910. Travel. 2nd imp, hbk, 363 pp, b/w maps, ill eps, text toned, edges slightly foxed, cover slightly edgeworn, spine sunned, (Series: Everyman¿s library. Travel; no. 500), good copy. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004902
Inhaltsangabe: To most of us, life without adventure would appear intolerable, more stagnant than a marsh, and more monotonous than the desert. In marsh or desert there is often the chance of risk, the hope of discovery, and nearly always the grandeur of solitude. But without adventure the finest opportunities of risk, discovery, and even solitude could not be ours, and life would be reduced to a dead level of safety, knowledge, and society. I am using the word adventure in the special sense which it has come to bear the exploration of unknown lands and savage or unknown peoples. There are other kinds of adventure campaigns, battles, lonely explorations of thought, and dangerous discoveries of unknown truth or beauty. Almost any act of devotion in which life or reputation or possessions are risked for some greater object than gain or self-advancement might be called an adventure. But the word generally summons up to our mind a picture of the worlds explorers, and, perhaps, it is significant that ;5 the great periods of exploration have coincided with the most remarkable discoveries of truth and beauty, and that the brief lifetimes which we mark by such names asH erodotus, Caesar, Columbus, Drake, and Livingstone are also conspicuous in the worlds history as ages of particular power in wisdom, art, invention, and scientific thought. It seems as though the discovery of strange lands and tongues and customs was in itself sufficient to shake mans easy self-complacency, to disturb the power of habit which always seeks to enchain him, and to urge us into unvisited regions beyond the established frontiers of knowledge or belief.
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First Footsteps In East Africa
Richard Francis Burton
Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1856
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