Travel & Geography

Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, an…

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Ernst Dieffenbach

“Let the reader imagine a deep lake of a blue colour, surrounded by verdant hills; in the lake several islets, some showing the bare rock, o…

Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century

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W. H. Davenport Adams

The nineteenth century saw the expansion in popularity of travel among the wealthy. Add to this the independence more women were enjoying as…

The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators

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Hendrik Van Loon

This is a story of magnificent failures. The men who equipped the expeditions of which I shall tell you the story died in the poorhouse. The…

The Ins and Outs of Paris or Paris by Day and Night

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Julie de Marguerittes

Paris has been often described, by travelers, by artists, by savants, by friends and by enemies, yet it was after reading most of the works …

A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson’s wit and tongue-in-cheek expressions make this record of the economy, education and politicks [sic] of remote settlements an…

The World’s Story Volume XI: Canada, South America, Central America, Mexico and…

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Eva March Tappan

This is the eleventh volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March…

In the Heart of Africa

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Samuel White Baker

A wonderfully readable condensation of two of Baker's earlier, longer works recounting his self-sponsored expeditions into the Dark Continen…

History of a Six Weeks' Tour

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Full titled History of a Six Weeks' Tour through a part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland; with Letters Descriptive of a Sail Rou…

Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinghe van de Oost-Indische reyse

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Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe

Het "Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinghe" is een scheepsjournaal opgetekend door de Hoornse schipper Willem Ysbrantsz Bon…

Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

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Arthur Young

Arthur Young, an English agriculturist, set out to write a travelogue on the state of agriculture in France and found himself in the midst o…

Scilly and its Legends

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Henry John Whitfield

A travel journal to the Scilly Islands written in the Nineteenth Century. It records Scillonian legends and folklore. There are brief divers…

Young Americans Abroad

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John Overton Choules

It’s 1851 and the Crystal Palace Exhibition is on in England. English American the Reverend Dr. Choules leaves Newport, Rhode Island with th…

China and the Chinese

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Edmund Plauchut

Edmund Plauchut spent many years in China and gives an account of his observations of the places, people, and culture as he experienced them…

Twilight in Italy

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D. H. Lawrence

This is one of the author's "travel books", recounting his walking journeys in and around the Lago di Garda in Northern Italy. Eve…

California Desert Trails

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Joseph Smeaton Chase

"I fell an easy prey to the beckonings of the other principal feature of California's topography, the dreamy, dreary desert. Long ago, …

Our National Parks

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John Muir

This book is a collection of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine and gathered into book form in 1901. The focus here i…

The Hawaiian Archipelago

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Isabella L. Bird

Six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands. - Summary by Isabella Bird

Carpenter's World Travels: Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the…

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Frank G. Carpenter

Travel stories of the land "Down Under" from 100 years ago. Native life and scenery and commerce of islands such as Tonga and Fiji…


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Frank G. Carpenter

Another fascinating in-depth look at the largest country in the world. Its cities, peoples, culture and industry. (Summary by Betty B)

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