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  • Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Volume Oneby Richard Burton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Volume 1 of classic work. Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, etc. more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    " The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."? The New York Review of Books "When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship." ?Paul Theroux National... more...

  • Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War Iby Hugh Durnford

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    These real-life adventures from the desperate years of World War I are the stories of prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Inspiring and exciting, the 17 tales are told by the fugitives themselves. Each tale abounds in remarkable examples of resourcefulness. 15 black-and-white illustrations and 3 maps. more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Bird (1831-1904) recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and her four-month sojourn amid "the pleasantest of people." Bird's evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, decorations, costumes, and music, along with her vivid descriptions of palaces, temples, and monasteries, offer rare glimpses of a vanished world. 21 black-and-white... more...

  • Travels in Persia, 1673-1677by Sir John Chardin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    First inexpensive edition of great travel classic offers detailed, sharply observed portrait of 17th-century Persia. Vivid record of life at court of Shah: lavish banquets and entertainments, diplomatic negotiations, intrigues and cruelty, more. Also, soil and climate, flora and fauna, manners and customs, trade and manufacture, and many other aspects.... more...

  • Magellan's Voyageby Antonio Pigafetta

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519?1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map. more...

  • The Desert and the Sownby Gertrude Bell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Born to transcend the social constraints of Victorian England, Gertrude Bell left the comforts of her privileged life for the unconventional ? but thrilling ? world of the Middle East. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia and became passionately drawn to the Arab people, the language, and their architecture. A skilled... more...

  • First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Hararby Richard F. Burton

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer?s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. more...

  • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume Iby John L. Stephens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of two-volume work. Almost single-handed discovery of Maya culture; exploration of ruined cities, monuments, temples; customs of Indians. Short biographical note and 32 illustrations by Frederick Catherwood. Includes 19 chapters. more...

  • Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 2by Henry M. Stanley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Volume 2 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 58 black-and-white illustrations. 7 maps. more...