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Author B├╝ttikofer, Johann, 1850-1927.

Title Travel sketches from Liberia : Johann Buttikofer's 19th century rainforest explorations in West Africa : annotated English edition / edited by Henk Dop, Phillip T. Robinson
Edition Annotated English edition
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
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Series Sources for African history ; v. 5
Sources for African history ; v. 5
Contents Vol. 1. I. Journey to Monrovia -- II. Monrovia -- III. General character of the land -- IV. Voyage to Muhlenburg Mission and stay with Mr. Day -- V. Plant life -- VI. Journey to Bavia and stay there -- VII. On reconnaissance. Relocation of our station. Soforeh place -- VIII. A raid for victuals towards the west. Journey to Monrovia. Hunting forays -- IX. Further adventures. Withdrawal to Monrovia -- X. Stay in the district of Grand Cape Mount until Sala's death -- XI. A hunting trip into the interior -- XII. Further adventures. Return to Europe -- XIII. Second journey to Liberia and visit to Grand cape Mount -- XIV. Journey to Schieffelinsville, our station at the Junk River, and first stay there -- XV. Sojourn at the Du Queah River -- XVI. Journey to Monrovia and to the falls of the Du Queah -- XVII. Further experiences -- XVIII. To the ports of eastern Liberia. Return to Europe -- Vol. 2. The Liberians -- I. The founding and development of the Free State until its declaration of independence (1816-1847) -- II. The Free State of Liberia from its independence until present -- III. The public economy and mercantile conditions -- IV. Products of the land and their exploitation, agriculture and agricultural economy -- V. The life of the Liberians. Social conditions. The natives -- VI. Political and social conditions -- VII. Anthropological aspects. Clothing and jewellery. Dwellings -- VIII. Negro languages -- IX. Diet, occupations and character of the natives -- X. Everyday life, ways and customs. Islam and Christianity -- The animal world -- XI. Mammals -- XII. Birds -- XIII. Reptiles and amphibians. Fish. Invertebrate -- Appendices: Zoological publications on our collections from Liberia (notes from the Leyden Museum) -- List of the Liberian animals specimens elaborated to date
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Natural history -- Liberia.
Liberia -- Description and travel.
Form Electronic book
Author Dop, Henk, 1982-
Robinson, Phillip T.
LC no. 2012029377
ISBN 9004236309 (electronic bk.)
9789004236301 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Reisebilder aus Liberia. English