Cover image for Curiosities and splendour / edited by Mark MacKenzie.
Curiosities and splendour / edited by Mark MacKenzie.
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Curiosities and splendour :

an anthology of classic travel literature

Curiosities and splendor

Lonely Planet curiosities and splendour
Publication Information:
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2019.

Physical Description:
312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert Byron, Edith Wharton, John Muir, Isabella Bird, Captain Cook, Charles Darwin, Apsley Cherry-Garrard"--Cover.
Station life in New Zealand / Lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Road to Oxiana / Worst journey in the world / Voyages / Voyage of the Beagle / American notes / Journal of a voyage to Lisbon / Summer on the Lakes / Histories / Tales of the Alhambra / English hours / Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland / Sea and Sardinia / Missionary travels and researches in South Africa / Cruise of the Snark / Letters / My first summer n the Sierra / John Muir -- Farthest North / Travels in the interior Africa / Discovery of a North-West passage / Travels of Marco Polo / With the Tibetans in tent and temple / Travels through the Brazilian Wilderness / South / Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes / In Morocco / Letters written during a short residence in Norway, Sweden and Denmark
Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before. Tales include Robert Byron's ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack London's 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy Roosevelt's scientific exploration of the Brazilian jungles exotic flora and fauna. Each author and their piece of writing is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, who gives context to the work and provides an insightful look into how travel has changed since they were originally published.
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910.4 CUR Book Adult General Collection

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