Antoine d´Abbadie: explorateur scientifique

Antoine d'Abbadie 1897-1997. Congrès International = Ezohiko Kongresua

POIGNANT, Alain

Publication year:
1998
Publication place:
Donostia-San Sebastián
ISBN:
84-89516-71-5

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Antoine d´Abbadie was the first scientific explorer to travel throughout eastern Africa for 12 years. He returned to France with numerous astronomic, geodaesical, geophysical, geographical and meteorological observations. He contributed to increasing the knowledge on the emplacement of the sources of the blue and white Nile rivers. He had the magnificent castle of Abbadia built in Hendaye, and he continued with his astronomical observations for some time. This castle has been owned by the Academy of the Sciences since 1901.
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