Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration

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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.Murphy, Thomas D., On Sunset Highways: A Book of Motor Rambles in California , 1915. Oa#39;Connor, Sir William ... James Edmund, Through East Anglia in a Motor Car, 1907. Wharton, Edith, A ... 822 Motorcycles were used first by soldiers in wartime as early as 1916, and by the American police in the 1920s. Intrepid travelersanbsp;...

Title:Literature of Travel and Exploration
Author:Jennifer Speake
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-05-12


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