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Travels into print : exploration, writing, and publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Author: Innes M Keighren; Charles W J Withers; Bill Bell
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Innes M. Keighren is a senior lecturer in human geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Bringing Geography to Book: Ellen Semple and the Reception of Geographical Knowledge. Charles W. J. Withers is the Ogilvie Professor of Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Keighren, Innes M.
Travels into print
(DLC) 2014029845
(OCoLC)885313482
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Innes M Keighren; Charles W J Withers; Bill Bell
ISBN: 9780226233574 022623357X
OCLC Number: 906576856
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Exploration and narrative: travel, writing, publishing, and the House of Murray --
Undertaking travel and exploration: motives and practicalities --
Writing the truth: claims to credibility in exploration and narrative --
Explorers become authors: authorship and authorization --
Making the printed work: paratextual material, visual images, and book production --
Travel writing in the marketplace --
Assembling words and worlds.
Responsibility: Innes M. Keighren, Charles W.J. Withers, and Bill Bell.

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In eighteenth - and nineteenth-century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors. This book takes readers on a journey into the  Read more...

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