Book/Printed Material Through unknown African countries : the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf

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Title

  • Through unknown African countries : the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf

Summary

  • A. Donaldson Smith was an American medical doctor and amateur big-game hunter who, in 1894-95, undertook an 18-month expedition from Berbera, Somalia (then British Somaliland) to Lake Turkana (then Lake Rudolf) in Kenya. He explored the headwaters of the Shabeelle River in Ethiopia and, on his return journey, descended the Tana River to the Kenyan coast. This book is his account of the expedition. Its appendices contain detailed descriptions and illustrations of the fishes, spiders and scorpions, moths, geological specimens, fossils, plants, and ethnographic objects collected on the expedition. Also included are maps of the expedition's route, glossaries of words collected from several African tribes, and his correspondence with Emperor Menelek, from whom he sought permission to travel through southern Ethiopia. Lake Turkana National Park in Kenya is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Smith, Arthur Donaldson, 1866-1939.
  • Crick, G. C. (George Charles), 1856-1917.
  • Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929.
  • Gregory, J. W. (John Walter), 1864-1932.
  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. (Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf), 1830-1914.
  • Holland, W. J. (William Jacob), 1848-1932.
  • Jordan, Karl, 1861-1959.
  • Pocock, R. I. (Reginald Innes), 1863-1947.
  • Simon, Eugène, 1848-1924.

Created / Published

  • London ; New York : Edward Arnold, publisher to the India Office, 1897.

Contents

  • Appendices: A. Report on a collection of fishes made by Dr. A. Donaldson Smith during his expedition to Lake Rudolf / by Dr. Albert Günther -- V. Order Araneae / by Eugène Simon -- C. Solifugae, Scorpiones, Chilopoda, and Diplopoda / by R.I. Pocock -- D. List of Lepidoptera Heterocera collected by Dr. A. Donaldson Smith / by W.J. Holland -- E. Note on Dr. Donaldson Smith's geological collection / by J.W. Gregory -- F. On the fossil Cephalopoda from Somaliland collected by Dr. Donaldson Smith / by G.C. Crick -- G. Catalogue of ethnographical objects from Somaliland and the Galla country collected by Dr. A. Donaldson Smith, in Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania / by Stewart Culin -- H. Lists of a few words spoken by the Konso, Dume, and Arbore (Amar) tribes -- I. Coleoptera / by Dr. Karl Jordan -- J. Emperor Menelek's letter (French translation).

Headings

  • -  Natural history--Africa, East
  • -  Scientific expeditions--Africa, East
  • -  Africa, East--Description and travel

Notes

  • -  Advertisements at end.
  • -  This issue printed in the U.S., copyright 1897. Differs from first issue in having "Lake Rudolf" in place of "Lake Lamu" in title and in having the maps bound in before index instead of interspersed throughout text. In publisher's cloth binding, gold stamped on spine.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-3

Medium

  • xvi, 471, [1] p., [6] folded leaves of plates : ill., facsim., [6] folded maps (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DT361 .S65

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 06034462

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Chicago citation style:

Smith, Arthur Donaldson, G. C Crick, Stewart Culin, J. W Gregory, Albert C. L. G Günther, W. J Holland, Karl Jordan, R. I Pocock, and Eugène Simon. Through unknown African countries: the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf. London ; New York: Edward Arnold, publisher to the India Office, 1897. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/06034462/.

APA citation style:

Smith, A. D., Crick, G. C., Culin, S., Gregory, J. W., Günther, A. C. L. G., Holland, W. J. [...] Simon, E. (1897) Through unknown African countries: the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf. London ; New York: Edward Arnold, publisher to the India Office. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/06034462/.

MLA citation style:

Smith, Arthur Donaldson, et al. Through unknown African countries: the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf. London ; New York: Edward Arnold, publisher to the India Office, 1897. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/06034462/>.