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Book cover: A Thousand Miles up the NileA Thousand Miles up the Nile
by - A. L. Burt Company ,
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.
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Book cover: Walks in RomeWalks in Rome
by - Daldy, Sbister & Co. ,
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.
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Book cover: First Through the Grand CanyonFirst Through the Grand Canyon
by - Outing Publishing Company ,
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.
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Book cover: The Heart of Arabia: A Record of Travel and ExplorationThe Heart of Arabia: A Record of Travel and Exploration
by - Constable & Co. ,
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.
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Book cover: In the South SeasIn the South Seas
by - Scribner ,
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.
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Book cover: First footsteps in East AfricaFirst footsteps in East Africa
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: A General History of all Voyages and TravelsA General History of all Voyages and Travels
by - Curll ,
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.
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Book cover: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth CenturyThe Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century
by - Duckworth Publishers ,
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.
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Book cover: The Man-Eaters of TsavoThe Man-Eaters of Tsavo
by - Macmillan and co ,
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.
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Book cover: Across Asia on a BicycleAcross Asia on a Bicycle
by - The Century Co. ,
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.
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Book cover: Man-Eaters of KumaonMan-Eaters of Kumaon
by - Oxford University Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The Voyages of Captain ScottThe Voyages of Captain Scott
by - Dodd, Mead and Company ,
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.
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