Travel & Geography

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Announcement by the National Geographic Society…

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. 1

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John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

Im Herzen von Afrika

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Georg Schweinfurth


Schweinfurth trat 1868 im Auftrag der Humboldt-Stiftung in Berlin eine große Reise nach Afrika an. 1869 reiste er von Khartum aus nila…

The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca


Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore …

A Woman Who Went to Alaska

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May Kellogg Sullivan


Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have…

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

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Nellie Bly


This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne…

A Thousand Miles up the Nile

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards


Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical, egyptological, and cultural study in in 1877, and it became an immediate best-seller, reprinted in …

Old Times on the Mississippi

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Mark Twain


Old Times on the Mississippi is a non-fiction work by Mark Twain. It was published in 1876. Originally published in serial form in the Atlan…

The Englishwoman in America

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Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chica…

Tales Of Lonely Trails

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Zane Grey


Western novelist Zane Grey (1872-1939) also wrote nonfiction books about the American West and its country. This 1922 tribute to country he…

A Traveller in War-Time

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Winston Churchill


This is a collection of a series of journalistic articles written during his travels throughout WWI era Europe that Churchill -- the America…

The Stones of Venice, Volume 1

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John Ruskin


The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2

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John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865

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Sarah Raymond Herndon


“We had spent almost all our money for toll, ferrying and other expenses on the road. It might be a serious matter to be in a strange place…

Reise durch England und Schottland

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Johanna Schopenhauer


1819 gerät das Handelshaus, bei dem Johanna Schopenhauer ihr ganzes Geld angelegt hat, in Zahlungsschwierigkeiten. Beim anschließ…

Ricordi di Parigi

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Edmondo De Amicis


Memoirs of a trip to Paris.

Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion

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Mark Twain


Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. (Summa…

A Year Amongst the Persians

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Edward Granville Browne


Edward Granville Browne, born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and …

Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

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Thomas Stevens


Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Franc…

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Laurence Sterne


After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it …

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