David LivingstoneDownloadable Audiobook - 2011
Born in an overcrowded slum in Scotland in 1813, David Livingstone worked twelve-hour days in a cotton factory from age ten to twenty-four. But a pamphlet by Karl Gutzlaff changed his life. Resolved to become a missionary, he applied himself to medicine, self-educating and eventually qualifying as a doctor. In 1841, Livingstone left for Africa as a medical missionary, where he would stay for thirty years. In that time, he became a missionary geographer, ethnologist, chemist, botanist, astronomer, anthropologist, discoverer of Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo, and the first to cross the continent. Africans revered him as a virtual saint, while his academic accomplishments became Western legend.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 45 min.)) : digital.