The Blue Nile
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Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English


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StatementAlan Moorehead.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14971863M
ISBN 10024190062X
OCLC/WorldCa655212684

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  In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.   “The Blue Nile” is the subject of a book written by Alan Moorehead in In fact, the book only briefly explores the river from Lake Tana to Khartoum 4/5(10).   In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers — each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.4/4(2). This book is about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam newly being built on the Blue Nile, a transboundary river. Due to rising population and increasing water demand in the Nile basin, major projects raise interest and concern by millions with potential for water conflict.

The Blue Nile by alan moorehead and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead, First Edition - AbeBooks Passion for books. The book is divided into four sections; the first This is the companion to Moorehead’s “The Blue Nile”, and it is another very well written book. Moorehead concentrates on the search for the source of the White Nile in Central Africa, and concentrates on the 19th century explorers who endured significant hardships to accomplish this feat/5. The Blue Nile, together with the author's previously White Nile, now completes a study of the history of the river and the blood-and-thunder events along its boundaries during the 19th century. This book discusses the design, reservoir filling policy, operation, riparian countries response, environmental, human and social impact of the GERD. This dam is newly being built on the Blue Nile, a transboundary river, and affects millions of people with potential for water conflict.

  In the 18th century James Bruce declared that he had been to the source of the Blue Nile. He was brave and determined and a dedicated amateur. Bruce thought the Blue Nile was the main stream and the White Nile was a tributary. Affairs in Ethiopia were nightmarish. The Ethiopian warriors were impressed by the power of his rifle. His book appeared in , seventeen years after his 5/5(5). This is an excellent, well-written and very readable book about the White Nile, the longer branch that merges with the Blue Nile in Khartoum to firm the Nile River. It starts off with Burton and Speke, Stanley & then spends too much time (IMO) discussing Gordon, the battles at Khartoum & Cited by: In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.   'The Blue Nile' features in the 'recommended further reading' of that book, and clearly for all the right reasons. The book is made up of four parts: 1. The travels to Ethiopia by the arrogant yet imposing aristocrat Bruce, who found the source of the Blue Nile (although 16th century Portuguese arguably did that already a few centuries before) s: