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Dead reckoning : tales of the great explorers, 1800-1900

Author: Helen Whybrow
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005, ©2003.
Series: Outside books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Something to please every shade of taste for armchair adventure."-Booklist, Top 10 Literary Travel Books

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Whybrow
ISBN: 0393326535 9780393326536
OCLC Number: 58481757
Description: 566 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: From The journals of Lewis and Clark / Meriwether Lewis --
From The exploration of the Colorado River and its canyons / John Wesley Powell --
From Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada / Clarence King --
From Furthest North / Fridtjof Nansen --
From In the Lena Delta / George Wallace Melville --
From Tent life in Siberia / George Kennan --
From Voyage of the beagle / Charles Darwin --
From The Malay Archipelago / Alfred Russel Wallace. From Through the Dark Continent / Henry Morton Stanley --
From An account of the Crossing of the Continent of Australia / William John Wills --
From Voyage of the Liberdade / Joshua Slocum --
From Two years before the mast / Richard Henry Dana, Jr.--
From The cruise of the Cachalot / Frank Thomas Bullen --
From Travels witha donkey in the Cévennes / Robert Lewis Stevenson --
From Alfred F. Mummery's my climbs in the Alps and Caucasus / Mary Mummery. From Adventures on the roof of the world / Elizabeth Le Blond --
From The Oregon Trail / Francis Parkman --
From Roughing it / Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) --
From The lure of the labrador wild / Dillon Wallace --
From The ascent of Mount St. Elias / Filippo De Filippi --
From The venturesome voyages of Captain Voss / John Claus Voss --
From Across Asia on a bicycle / Thomas Gaskell Allen, Jr. and William Lewis Sachtleben. From Among the Celestials / Francis Edward Younghusband --
From In the forbidden land / Henry Savage Landor --
From The ascent of the Matterhorn / Edward Whymper --
From Travels in Alaska / John Muir --
From The Maine woods / Henry David Thoreau --
From A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella Bird --
From Travels in West Africa / Mary Kingsley. From Personal narrative of a Pilgrimagge to Al-Madinah and Meccah / Richard Francis Burton --
From Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan / John L. Stephens --
From My life as an explorer / Sven Hedin.
Series Title: Outside books.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Whybrow.
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"This is an ideal book for armchair travellers..." The Times "The writings of the 19th century pioneers survive, and Dead Reckoning is an excellent introduction." Mike Higgins and Robin Barton, Read more...

 
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