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The cruelest journey

600 miles to Timbuktu

by Kira Salak

  • 295 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by National Geographic in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Salak, Kira, -- 1971- -- Travel -- Niger River.,
  • Canoes and canoeing -- Niger River.,
  • Niger River -- Description and travel.,
  • Africa, West -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKira Salak.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT356 .S35 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 230 p. :
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23036852M
    ISBN 100792274571

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