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The South Pole

by Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the “Fram”, 1910 to 1912 / Roald Amundsen; translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater At last we got away, on October 19. The weather...


South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917

by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived,...


Venetian Life

by William Dean Howells Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Venetian Life flows from the enchantment, the magical improbability, of the years Howell spent in that magnificent city dining with the rich, mingling with the humble, and reporting it all with a uniquely American...


A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

by Samuel Johnson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland is a travel narrative by Samuel Johnson about an eighty-three-day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and autumn...


Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

by Charles Darwin Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Even before Charles Darwin changed the world with his theory of natural selection, he was recognised as an eminent scientist and natural historian. Published in 1840, his Journal of Researches into the Geology...


Pictures from Italy

by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

In 1844, Dickens took a respite from writing novels and for several months traveled through France and Italy with his family. They visited the most famous sights: Genoa, Rome, Naples (with Vesuvius still smouldering),...


A Thousand Miles up the Nile

by Edwards, Amelia Blandford, 1831-1892 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Her successful literary works included the ghost story "The Phantom Coach" (1864),...


Voyage D’outremer et Retour de Jérusalem en France par Bertrandon de la Brocquière

by Bertrandon de la Brocquière Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Voyage D’outremer et Retour de Jérusalem en France par la voie de terre, pendant le cours des années 1432 et 1433, par Bertrandon de la Brocquière, conseiller et premier écuyer tranchant de Philippe-le-bon,...


The Englishwoman in America

by Bird, Isabella Lucy, 1831-1904 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

This travelogue of Bird's travels in North America are based on letters written during the trip and mailed to family in England.


A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains

by Bird, Isabella Lucy, 1831-1904 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and...


The Long and Wonderful Voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

by Giovanni, da Pian del Carpine, Archbishop of Antivari, d. 1252. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Giovanni Da Pian Del Carpini, English John Of Plano Carpini, Franciscan friar, first noteworthy European traveller in the Mongol Empire, to which he was sent on a formal mission by Pope Innocent IV. He wrote...


Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan

by Bird, Isabella Lucy, 1831-1904 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan / Isabella Bird

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is a travel diary written by Isabella Bird of her trip to Japan in 1878, at the age of 47. It was first published in two volumes in 1880...


Among the Tibetans

by Bird, Isabella Lucy, 1831-1904 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Among the Tibetans / Isabella L. Bird

Among the Tibetans is a record of Isabella Bishop's 1889 journey into Ladakh. It is a fascinating account of her encounters with the region's natives and her observations...


Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia

by Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia / Charles Sturt

Performed under the Authority of Her Majesty's Government during the Years 1844, 5, and 6 Together with a Notice of the Province of South Australia...


An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia

by Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia / Charles Sturt

An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Sturt An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia...


Narrative of the overland expedition of the Messrs. Jardine

by Jardine, Frank and Alexander, 1841-1919 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Narrative of the overland expedition of the Messrs. Jardine, from Rockhampton to Cape York, Northern Queensland / F. and A. Jardine

Compiled from the journals kept by the Jardine brothers between May 1864-March...


Narrative of Captain James Cook’s voyages round the world

by Kippis, Andrew, 1725-1795 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Narrative of Captain James Cook’s voyages round the world: with an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also an appendix detailing the progress of the voyage after the death of...


Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales

by White, John, c.1757-1832 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales: with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions / John White


Last Leaves from Dunk Island

by Banfield, Edmund James, 1852-1923 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edmund James "Ted" Banfield was an author and naturalist in Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber. His grave on Dunk Island is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register....


My Tropic Isle

by Banfield, Edmund James, 1852-1923 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edmund James "Ted" Banfield was an author and naturalist in Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber. His grave on Dunk Island is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register....


Tropic Days

by Banfield, Edmund James, 1852-1923 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Edmund James "Ted" Banfield was an author and naturalist in Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber. His grave on Dunk Island is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register....


The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

by Stuart, John McDouall, 1815-1866 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Journals of John McDouall Stuart during the years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, & 1862, when he fixed the centre of the continent and successfully crossed it from sea to sea. Edited from Mr. Stuart’s Manuscript...


The Settlement at Port Jackson

by Tench, Watkin, 1758-1833 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson / Watkin Tench

A highly authoritative and intelligent account of this colony and its occupants between 1788 and 1791.


The Letters of Rachel Henning

by Henning, Rachel, 1826-1914 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Letters of Rachel Henning / Rachel Henning

"Rachel Biddulph Henning (1826–1914) was born in England. In 1854, she went to Australia but returned to England in 1856 due to homesickness and the hot climate....


Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

by Oxley, John, 1783-1828 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales, undertaken by order of the British government in the years 1817-18 was written by John Oxley, an explorer and surveyor of Australia in the early...


Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound, in the years 1840-1

by Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound, in the years 1840-1: sent by the colonists of South Australia, with the sanction and support...


The Journal of Friar Odoric

by Odoric of Pordenone Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A translation of the journal of Saint Odoric, a Franciscan Friar, describing his extensive travels through the East from 1318 through 1330 as a missionary and diplomat.


An Australian in China

by George Ernest Morrison Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Describing a journey across China to Burma, this vivid and precise account follows Australian-born foreign correspondent George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920) on his travels beginning in 1894. Dressed in Chinese...


Australia Twice Traversed

by Ernest Giles Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Ernest Powell Giles (1835–97) is best remembered as one of the first explorers of South Australia. Powell emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1850, settling in Adelaide. From 1861 he was leading small-scale...


A Voyage to Terra Australis

by Matthew Flinders Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

A Voyage to Terra Australis: Undertaken for the Purpose of Completing the Discovery of that Vast Country, and Prosecuted in the Years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship the Investigator is a sea voyage...


Narrative of an expedition undertaken for the exploration of the country lying between Rockingham Bay and Cape York

by William Carron Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The account of Kennedy's disastrous expedition to explore Cape York in 1848, '... the most tragic of all Australian explorations, not least because he and his men were defeated at the outset. The bravery, skill,...


Journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813

by Gregory Blaxland Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Journal of a Tour of Discovery Across the Blue Mountains in New South Wales in the Year 1813 was first published in 1823 and was republished several times subsequently.Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853) settled in...


Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

by Alexander von Humboldt Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Alexander von Humboldt, sometimes called 'the last man who knew everything', was an extraordinary polymath of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1798, he received unprecedented permission from the Spanish...


The Naturalist in Nicaragua

by Thomas Belt Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

In 1868, Thomas Belt was appointed to take charge of some mines in Nicaragua, where he passed four active and adventurous years the results being given in his The Naturalist in Nicaragua, a widely regarded work....


Early Australian Voyages

by Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Early Australian Voyages: Pelsart, Tasman, Dampier / John Pinkerton

"John Pinkerton was born at Edinburgh in February, 1758, and died in Paris in March, 1826, aged sixty-eight. He was the best classical scholar...


Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

by Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark / Mary Wollstonecraft

"Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) is a personal travel narrative by the...


Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

by Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino / Samuel Butler

"Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels....


Twilight in Italy

by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Twilight in Italy / D.H. Lawrence

""Twilight in Italy" is a small book of travel essays, worth reading both for their own sake and for the light they throw on the context of Lawrence's work.D. H. Lawrence was...


By the Ionian Sea

by Gissing, George, 1857-1903 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

By the Ionian Sea : notes of a ramble in Southern Italy / George Gissing

"The second of two memorable trips to the Mediterranean. The second was to Calabria and the wild Italian coast south of Naples. From bad...


Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries

by Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries / Albrecht Durer

"This early travelogue gives readers a fascinating glimpse into European life and customs in the Renaissance and early modern periods. The...


Italian Journeys

by William Dean Howells Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Italian Journeys / William Dean Howells

"Caught in bureaucratic limbo as he waited to hear whether his tenure as a consul in Venice was concluded, William Dean Howells decided to spend three months exploring...


Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

by Burton, Richard Francis, 1821-1890 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah / Richard Burton

"Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821-1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer,...


Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

by Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo / William Makepeace Thackeray

"This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks,...


The Sea Fogs

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. A celebrity in his own time, Stevenson was seen for much of the 20th century as a second-class writer, his writings relegated...


Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. A celebrity in his own time, Stevenson was seen for much of the 20th century as a second-class writer, his writings relegated...


Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

by Mitchell, Thomas, 1792-1855 Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Surveyor and explorer Mitchell recounts his Expedition into the interior of Australia.


Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

by William Makepeace Thackeray Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Though William Makepeace Thackeray is best known for his satirical novels, he was also a prolific travel writer and essayist. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches presents a selection of Thackeray's most beloved...


Across the Plains

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. A celebrity in his own time, Stevenson was seen for much of the 20th century as a second-class writer, his writings relegated...


The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

by John Mandeville Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371. The earliest surviving text is in French.... Despite the extremely...


History of Six Weeks’ Tour through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland, with Letters Descriptive of a Sail round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni

by Percy Bysshe Shelley & Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

History of a Six Weeks' Tour through a part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland; with Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva and of the Glaciers of Chamouni is a travel narrative by...