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Dead Reckoning : Tales of the Great Explorers, 1800-1900 - Helen Whybrow

Dead Reckoning

Tales of the Great Explorers, 1800-1900

By: Helen Whybrow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780393326536
Number Of Pages: 566

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Richard Burton makes a forbidden pilgrimage to Mecca; Mary Kingsley wanders alone in the jungles of West Africa; Fridtjof Nansen tries to walk to the North Pole; Mary Mummery describes a harrowing first ascent in the Alps; Francis Parkman hunts buffalo with the Sioux in the Black Hills. This remarkable collection contains stories from the most compelling and celebrated odysseys of the century, some of them long-forgotten classics of their time. From polar navigation to the search for the source of the Nile to the first crossing of the Himalayas to a quest for the origin of species, this book ranges the globe and captures the restlessness of the human spirit. "What emerges again and again in the writings Whybrow has compiled are not the ways in which an explorer destroys or inflates or distorts but the ways an explorer comes to see." Edward Rothstein, New York Times

"What emerges again and again in the writings Ms. Whybrow has compiled are not the ways in which an explorer destroys or inflates or distorts but the ways an explorer comes to see."

Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Voyages of Discoveryp. 23
From The Journals of Lewis and Clarkp. 25
From The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyonsp. 39
From Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevadap. 62
From Farthest Northp. 86
From In the Lena Deltap. 112
From Tent Life in Siberiap. 125
From Voyage of the Beaglep. 145
From The Malay Archipelagop. 159
From Through the Dark Continentp. 178
From An Account of the Crossing of the Continent of Australiap. 196
Personal Odysseysp. 217
From Voyage of the Liberdadep. 219
From Two Years Before the Mastp. 241
From The Cruise of the Cachalotp. 264
From Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennesp. 278
From Alfred F. Mummery's My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasusp. 291
From Adventures on the Roof of the Worldp. 311
From The Oregon Trailp. 319
From Roughing Itp. 335
From The Lure of the Labrador Wildp. 345
From The Ascent of Mount St. Eliasp. 365
From The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Vossp. 378
From Across Asia on a Bicyclep. 388
Lifelong Questsp. 403
From Among the Celestialsp. 405
From In the Forbidden Landp. 419
From The Ascent of the Matterhornp. 428
From Travels in Alaskap. 441
From The Maine Woodsp. 455
From A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountainsp. 476
From Travels in West Africap. 495
From Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccahp. 514
From Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatanp. 534
From My Life as an Explorerp. 548
Bibliographyp. 565
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ISBN: 9780393326536
ISBN-10: 0393326535
Series: Outside Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 566
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 14.02  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1