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Literature of travel and exploration : an encyclopedia. Vol. 1, A to F

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: New York ; London : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing.

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Genre/Form: encyklopedie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Speake
ISBN: 1579582478 9781579582470 157958425X 9781579584252
OCLC Number: 749869347
Description: XXXI, [1], 472 s. : il. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Entries include: Afghanistan; Airplane; Alexander the Great (356-323 BC); Atlantic Ocean: Middle Passage; Backpacking; Baker, Samuel White (1821-93); Balkans; Byrd, William (1674-1744); Byzantine Empire; Canals; Champlain, Samuel de (1567-1635); Children's travel writing; Cook, James (1728-79); Diaries; Dickens, Charles (1812-70); East India Company (Dutch); Fantasy travel; France: pre-revolutionary; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832); Golden Fleece, Quest for; Henry the Navigator voyages; Hunting and big game expeditions; Iceland; Journalists and journalism; Kashmir; Landscape and topography; Melville, Herman (1819-91); Mesopotamia; Military memoirs; Northwest Frontier; Pizarro, Francisco (c. 1478-1541); Race and ethnicity, issues of; Royal Geographical Society; Sahara Desert; Siberia; Slave narratives (New World); Space travel and exploration; Timbuktu; Verne, Jules (1828-1905); Vespucci, Amerigo (1451-1512)
Responsibility: Jennifer Speake, ed.
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