Travel & Geography


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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 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…

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 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 Ad…

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 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…

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, According to his biographer, …

The Glories of Ireland

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Joseph Dunn

A collection of essays on Ireland compiled by Joseph Dunn and PJ Lennox. As stated in the Preface to the books "...we have been forced…

The North West Passage -The Gjöa Expedition 1903-1907 (Volume I)

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Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen and six hearty seafarers tackle the North West Passage in search of the elusive wandering magnetic North Pole. (Summary by St…

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 Storms, co…

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…

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…

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 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, Gardine…

Korea and Her Neighbors

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Isabella L. Bird

In this book, Isabella L. Bird, who had been elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society only 2 years prior, describes her travels th…

Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

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Austen Layard

Austen Henry Layard is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace re…

Travel Collection: Short Non-fiction

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A collection of short, non-fiction travel memoirs or guides written in, or translated into, English. Material covered might be a museum, a v…

In the North Woods of Maine

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Elmer Erwin Thomas

Two fifteen-year-old boys---the younger of whom may have been fourteen---decide to hunt and trap away from home in the north woods of Maine.…

Across Mongolian Plains: A Naturalist's Account of China's 'Great Northwest'

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Roy Chapman Andrews

An account of a 1918 journey to Northern China by famed adventurer/paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. Andrews, who was the inspiration for …

Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

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Mark Twain

By the time Mark Twain worked as a roving reporter for the Sacramento Union, he had held positions with other newspapers in Nevada and Calif…

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