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A Thousand Miles up the Nile
by Amelia B. Edwards - A. L. Burt Company , 1888
Sailing the Nile and armed with sketch-book and measuring tape, Amelia Edwards carefully recorded all she saw of the temples and monuments, and provided in A Thousand Miles Up The Nile the first general archaeological survey of Egypt's ruins.
Walks in Rome
by Augustus J. C. Hare - Daldy, Sbister & Co. , 1875
English aristocrat Augustus J.C. Hare filled his days with trips to the Continent, and returned home to share his journeys with eager readers-and the journals of his travels still enjoy a cultishly devoted readership today.
First Through the Grand Canyon
by John Wesley Powell - Outing Publishing Company , 1915
John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, and explorer of the American West. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage through the Grand Canyon.
The Heart of Arabia: A Record of Travel and Exploration
by H. St. J. B. Philby - Constable & Co. , 1922
Of the pleasant year I spent sojourning and wandering amid the deserts and oases of Arabia I have endeavoured to compile a record, at once fully descriptive of my own experiences and designed to serve my successors as a guide in their wanderings.
In the South Seas
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Pennsylvania State University , 2000
In his book Stevenson gives an accurate and in depth look into the people and culture of the islands of the South Pacific. The book describes the author's two year journey from the Marqueses Islands, to Tahiti, then Honolulu, and finally Samoa.
First footsteps in East Africa
by Richard Burton - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
An extraordinary document of travel into one of the blank areas on the map by a true renaissance man. Its a true adventure story about how far a man can go on a combination of intellect and raw courage. The adventurer and explorer at his best.
A General History of all Voyages and Travels
by Du Perier - Curll , 1708
Travels throughout the world, from the first ages to this present time, illustrating both the ancient and modern geography, containing an accurate description of each country, its natural history and product, religion, customs, manners, trade, etc.
The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century
by Jules Verne - Duckworth Publishers , 1880
Verne recounts the voyages of various European navigators to all parts of the globe. He gives detailed accounts of the explorers' climactic and navigational hazards, and their discoveries, conveying the sense of adventure enjoyed by the explorers.
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
by J. H. Patterson - Macmillan and co , 1919
The book details the author's adventures in East Africa at the turn of the century. His story is riveting: Petterson single-handedly tracked and killed the lions that devoured 28 of his Indian workers as well as countless African natives.
Across Asia on a Bicycle
by Thomas Gaskell Allen, William Lewis Sachtleben - The Century Co. , 1894
Two Washington University graduates sail to Liverpool and begin a 15,000-mile bicycle journey to Peking. The account begins in Asia Minor as the students cycle on through Persia and Turkestan, with detours to Merv, Bokhara, and Samarkand.
Man-Eaters of Kumaon
by Jim Corbett - Oxford University Press , 1944
Jim Corbett killed a leopard at the age of nine and achieved a legendary reputation as a hunter. Here is the best of his books, which offers fascinating tales of pursuing tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the beginning of 20th century.
The Voyages of Captain Scott
by Charles Turley - Dodd, Mead and Company , 1915
Scott led an expedition to the Antarctic. They reached the South Pole in 1912, to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen in a race for the Pole. On their return Scott and his comrades perished because of extreme cold and exhaustion.