The Life and Death of Keith Johnson, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer
9781904445012   Product Code: 76463
Rediscovered in a dusty storeroom of the Royal Geographical Society of Scotland, the last expedition diary of Keith Johnston (1844-79) tells a remarkable story. Bored with his desk job in Edinburgh and fired with enthusiasm by Livingstone's claim to have found the source of the Nile, the young Scottish cartographer entered the fray, leading an expedition to East Africa. Placing its subject against the background of the Scottish Enlightenment, this enthralling biography retraces his steps towards that last, fateful journey.