Joseph Thomson (1858 - 1895) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the 'Scramble for Africa'. Thomson's gazelle, Gazella thomsonii, is named after him.
To The Central African Lakes And Back by Joseph Thomson (1881) is the 'The Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society's East Cental African Expedition 1978-80'.
Through Masai Land: A Journey Of Exploration Among The Snowclad Volcanic Mountains And Strange Tribes Of Equatorial Africa by Joseph Thomson (1885) was written by a young man who, by his own admission, was more familiar with carrying a gun than wielding a pen. It provides a definitive narrative by someone who had fallen in love with Africa, it's people, wildlife and landscape.
Travels In The Atlas And Southern Morocco: A Narrative Of Exploration by Joseph Thomson (1889)
Mungo Park And The Niger by Joseph Thomson (1890) is a volume in the series 'The World's Great Explorers and Explorations' about Mungo Park and his West African travels.
Joseph Thomson, African Explorer: A Biography by James Baird Thomson (1896) who was Joseph Thomson's brother. It describes the life, travels and explorations of the African continent by Joseph Thomson.
Joseph Thomson And The Exploration Of Africa by Robert I Rotberg (1971) is the first full biography about Joseph Thomson. Towards the end of the era of African exploration Joseph Thomson was active in a surprising number of geographical areas such Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and the Congo. He opened trade routes, made maps and wrote books but died at the age of 37. The appendices show Thomson's outfit and expenses, a list of all the porters and copies of the original treaties made by Thomson on behalf of the British South Africa Company. Thompson's articles and books are listed.