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Latitude zero

tales of the Equator

1st ed.

Published by Carroll & Graf in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: I. ANTIQUITY 1
1. The Secrets of the Southern Seas 6
II. SOUTH AMERICA 19
2. The Unfortunate Conquistador: Orellana, 1540-1545 24
3. The Mutinous Conquistador: Aguirre, 1559-1561 36
4. The Man Who Met the Amazons: Quesada, 1569-1572; Berrio, 1580-1590;
Sir Walter Raleigh, 1595-1618; Bernard O'Brien, 1620-1634 45
5. Measuring the Earth: De La Condamine, 1735-1744 55
6. The Penelope of Riobamba, 1745-1770 65
7. The Nude Baroness: Elisa von Wagner, 1932-1934 75
III. AFRICA 85
8. Joan of Arc of the Kongo, 1483-1706 89
9. The Impossible Lakes: Burton, Speke, and Grant, 1848-1858 98
10. The Nile Unveiled: Burton, Speke, and Grant, 1860-1864 108
11. The Missing Lake: Baker, 1864-1865 119
12. The Man-Eaters: Carlo iaggia, 1863; Georg Schweinfurth, 1868 128
13. The Front Page: Henry Morton Stanley and Dr. Livingstone, 1866-1877 134
14. The Conquest of Equatoria, 1869-1873 150
15. The Calamities of Equatoria: Baker, 1873; Lord Gordon, 1880-1885;
Stanley and Emin Bey, 1887-1893 160
16. Heart of Darkness, 1878-1905 181
IV. ASIA/OCEANIA 195
17. Maluku: Magellan and the Spice Islands, 1519-1521 199
18. The White Raja: Sir James Brooke, 1839-1868 214
19. Around the World in Thirty-five Hours: Krakatoa, 1883 235
20. Tusitala in Equator Town: Robert Louis Stevenson in the Gilbert Islands, 1889-1894 240.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-251) and index.

Other Titles Latitude 0

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 910.9
Library of Congress G81 .G83 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination xiii, 258 p. :
Number of pages 258

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3581139M
Internet Archive latitudezerotale00guad
ISBN 10 0786709014
LC Control Number 2002277329
OCLC/WorldCat 48377512
Library Thing 95378
Goodreads 703142

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