|Trek with Stanley through Africa, join the Lewis and Clark expedition, sail with Magellan and Cook, accompany Mark Twain on a trip around the world! Wonderful books of travel and adventure, hardship and endurance, heroism and triumph.|
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|My First Summer in the Sierra |
by John Muir
Muir's engaging journal describes majestic vistas, flora and fauna, as well as the region's other breathtaking natural wonders. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
|Travels in West Africa |
by Mary H. Kingsley
A sheltered Victorian spinster trades her mundane middle-class existence in the 1890s for an incredible expedition in the Congo. The journey draws her into the diverse customs and beliefs. 42 halftones.
|Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar |
by Emily Ruete, Sayyida Prin. of Zanzibar
This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues.
|Tales of the Samurai |
by James S. de Benneville
A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.
|Voyage of the Beagle |
by Charles Darwin
Classic of adventure travel and cornerstone in the development of evolutionary theory recounts Darwin's five-year sojourn in South America, where he made the observations that led to his concept of natural selection.
|Travels in the Interior of Africa |
by Mungo Park
This classic recounts a 1795 exploration of the Niger River that provided Europeans with their first reliable account of West African life. Two centuries later, it offers singular views of the region before colonial influence.
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|The Desert and the Sown: Travels in Palestine and Syria |
by Gertrude Bell
"The female Lawrence of Arabia," Gertrude Bell wrote captivating, perceptive accounts of her travels in the Middle East. This intriguing narrative, accompanied by 160 photos, traces her 1905 sojourn in Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.
|The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen |
by Howard Carter, A. C. Mace
This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures.
|The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons |
by J. W. Powell
Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.
|The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific |
by Capt. James Cook, Grenfell Price
Cook's three great voyages into the uncharted Pacific, told in his own words. Travel classic recounts exploration of the eastern coastline of Australia, mapping of New Zealand, discovery of Hawaiian Islands, much more.
|First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Harar |
by Richard F. Burton
One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer’s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data.
|Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World |
by Mark Twain
Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.
|The Gold-Mines of Midian |
by Richard F. Burton
A fascinating chronicle of Burton's 1877 expedition to locate gold and other valuable metals in the Arabian peninsula.
|The Great Dirigibles |
by John Toland
Daring flights of early pioneers, descriptions of great American airships, much more — beginning with pioneer invention by Dr. Solomon Andrews in 1865 and ending with the Hindenburg crash in 1937. 32 photos.
|Henson at the North Pole |
by Matthew A. Henson
This thrilling memoir by the heroic African-American who was Peary's companion through two decades of Arctic exploration recounts a tale of danger, courage, and determination. "Fascinating and exciting." — Commonweal.
|The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Vol. 1 |
by Lewis & Clark, Elliott Coues
Volume 1 of the classic edition of the day-by-day journals that later became the basis for U.S. claims to Oregon and the West. Accurate and invaluable geographical, botanical, biological, meteorological, and anthropological material.
|Jewish Travellers in the Middle Ages: 19 Firsthand Accounts |
by Elkan Nathan Adler
Rich in human experience and historic detail, these fascinating accounts portray the activities of Jewish scholars, merchants, pilgrims, ambassadors, and other wanderers in medieval Europe, the Near East, and Africa.