In the Steps of Stanley : John Blashford - Snell, Leader of the Zaire River Expedition

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This remarkable book - which contains some photographs and engraving - style artworks as well - is the journal of the Zaire River Expedition 1974 - 1975 by its leader : Major John Blashford - Snell.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features First edition, Autographed copy, Dedicated copy, Slightly damaged dust jacket
Condition Old, like new
Number of pages 175
Published date 1975
Languages English
Size 15 x 23 x 3 cm
Author John Blashford - Snell
Editor Hutchinson & Co ( Publishers ) Ltd

Description

This journal of the Zaire River Expedition 1974 - 75 is based on the official log kept by its leader, Major John Blashford - Snell, and provides a fascinating account of one of the great expeditions of our time. It preserves all the immediacy of day - to - day events in a journey of discovery from source to mouth of the river that traverses nearly three thousand miles of Central Africa, flowing through the heart of what is still an almost unknown region.

 

( ... ) In the Steps of Stanley is a remarkable tribute to the spirit of adventure itself, and a clear indication that this spirit flourishes as strongly today as it did a hundred years ago.

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John Blashford - Snell

Colonel John Nicholas Blashford - Snell C.B.E. ( October 22nd, 1936 ) was born in Hereford ( Herefordshire, England ). He grew up in Herefordshire and Jersey, and was educated at St Michael's College ( Tenbury, Worcestershire, England ), and later at Victoria College ( Saint Helier, Jersey ) from 1950. 


John Blashford - Snell joined the British Army and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ( Berkshire, England ) as an officer cadet after which he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on August 2nd, 1957. He served his initial two years of his commission as a Second Lieutenant. 


In 1969, Major John Blashford - Snell founded the Scientific Exploration Society. Amongst his expeditions were the first descent of the Blue Nile, during which he invented white - water rafting " by accident " ( in 1968 ) ; crossing of the Darién Gap ( between Colombia and Panama, 1971 to 1972 ) and overseeing the first north - south vehicular journey from Alaska to Cape Horn ; and a complete navigation of the Congo River ( in 1974 to 1975 ). He was awarded the Segrave Trophy in 1974 and the Livingstone Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of his leadership of the expeditions. 


After 37 years of service, Colonel John Blashford - Snell retired from the British Army on December 30th, 1991. 


As a writer, his works include several titles, such as Where the Trails Run Out ( 1974 ), In the wake of Drake ( with Michael Cable, 1980 ), Operation Raleigh : the start of an adventure ( 1987 ), Mammoth hunt : in search of the giant elephants of Nepal ( with Rula Lenska, 1996 ), East to the Amazon : in search of Great Paititi and the trade routes of the ancients ( with Richard Snailham, 2002 ). 


( source : Wikipedia )

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