Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953 by Kevin Patrick Grant

By Kevin Patrick Grant

Even if stimulated by means of the hunt for strength, riches, or different elements, explorers have searched all through historical past to discover the unknown. This name deals insurance of ecu exploration and imperial enlargement in Africa and Asia, utilizing 3 subject matters to recount the stories and achievements of person explorers.

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Above, Younghusband’s troops fall on a steep mountain pass during their expedition to Tibet. indd 49 9/10/09 2:16:57 PM 50  EXPLORATION IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE, 1750–1953 convert most of the Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus of the region. Likewise, European commerce was slow to expand in Central Asia. The region was largely untouched by industrial development for many decades. The harsh climate and geography stopped Russians from settling in many areas. As Europeans continued their explorations well into the 1920s and 1930s, they commonly met people who had never even seen a watch.

In 1856, the Royal Geographical Society sponsored an expedition to find the inland lake. Richard Burton led this expedition. Burton was joined by John Hanning Speke. Both men had records of disastrous explorations behind them. Burton and Speke had served as officers in the Army of India. Speke had joined the Indian army in 1844. He fought in the Punjab in the north of the country. Speke’s primary interest in exploration was biggame hunting. Burton, on the other hand, was an accomplished geographer and linguist.

Samuel and Florence prepared to depart upriver. They suddenly heard guns firing in the distance. Debono’s ivory porters arriving, for whom I have waited. indd 60 9/10/09 2:17:06 PM Following the Niger and the Nile  61 were with them who had come from the sea! Could they be Speke and Grant? Off I ran, and soon met them in reality; hurrah for old England!! They had come from the Victorian Nyanza, from which the Nile springs . . The mystery of ages solved. Samuel was disappointed that his own objective had already been achieved.

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