Travel & Geography

A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

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Ellen Clacy


"If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852,…

Birdseye Views of Far Lands

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James T. Nichols


Birdseye Views of Far Lands is an interesting, wholesome presentation of something that a keen-eyed, alert traveler with the faculty of maki…

Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt

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R. Talbot Kelly


A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations. (Summary b…

Historic Waterways

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Reuben Gold Thwaites


Historic Waterways, Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing down the Rock, Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.This volume is the record of six hundred miles of …

The Pilgrimage Of Etheria

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Etheria


This (probably) late fourth century common era (A.D.) narrative of a Christian pilgrimage is the earliest such text which survives to us. It…

Lancashire

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Francis Archibald Bruton


The county of Lancashire in the north-west of England is best known as the engine room of the nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. Stee…

The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

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Agnes Edwards


A delightful trip from Boston through a dozen South Shore towns to Plymouth, stopping in each to explore a bit of the local history and 'mod…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 06

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 6, articles published from January, 1894, to May, 1895. * Geographic Progress of Civilization - Annual …

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: South America

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Frank G. Carpenter


In this book the children are taken by the author upon a personally conducted tour through the most characteristic parts of the South Americ…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 02 No. 3-5

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 3: The Arctic Cruise of the U.S.S. Thetis in the Summer and Autumn of 1889. The Law of Storm…

The Cruise of the Falcon - A Voyage to South America in a 30-Ton Yacht

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Edward Frederick Knight


In this fine sailing and exploring yarn, Edward Frederick Knight (1852-1925), sometime English barrister, journalist, sportsman, and amateur…

The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia

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Kellogg Durland


Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting rea…

Mark Twain's Travel Letters from 1891-92

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Mark Twain


This collection of Mark Twain travel letters was compiled by Barbara Schmidt for her website, TwainQuotes.com. According to his biographer, …

The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara

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Rosita Forbes


In an age when women were expected to remain at home, entertain, and rear children, Rosita Forbes elected "to boldly go where no one ha…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 05

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 5, articles published in 1893. Contents: Discoverers of America: Annual Address by the President, Gardi…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: North America

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Frank G. Carpenter


The purpose of this book is to give to its readers a living knowledge of some of the wonders of the country and continent in which they live…

The Book of the Ocean

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Ernest Ingersoll


The Book of the Ocean is precisely what its title promises. It contains a rather broad overview of all topics connected to the ocean, such a…

American Notes (Version 2)

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Charles Dickens


Charles Dickens records his impressions of America during his 1842 journey. - Summary by Brad "Hamlet" Filippone

The Cruise of the Alerte - In Search of Treasure

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Edward Frederick Knight


The book describes a voyage undertaken in 1889 by an English barrister Edward Frederick Knight to the South Seas. This delightful story take…

Ten Days in the Light of Acca

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Julia M. Grundy


This work is the story of a pilgrimage made over a hundred years ago by a group of American pilgrims. They were not headed for Canterbury, R…

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