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Travels in Alaska

by John Muir Dover Publications (October 24, 2017)

John Muir (1838–1914) ranks among America's most important and influential naturalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the...


Do It Yourself Bushcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard provides a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of camping, trapping, and outdoor survival. Originally published nearly a century ago, this...


The Way of Being Lost

by Victoria Price Dover Publications (January 15, 2018)

After a tumultuous period of crisis, Victoria Price rebuilt her life by embracing a daily practice of joy, healing childhood wounds and reconnecting to the example set by her father Vincent, the famed actor....


Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve & Francis Bowen Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious,...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (February 24, 2017)

"Roosevelt has been able to add one more excellent volume to a list which is already a praiseworthy record." — The New York Times

"An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story ... that...


Pictures from Italy

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

In 1844, Charles Dickens embarked on a year-long visit to Italy, where he turned his perceptive views of the human condition toward a thoughtful appraisal of the country's soul and character. Combining travelogue...


The Magic Island

by William Seabrook, Alexander King, George A. Romero & Joe Ollmann Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

"The best and most thrilling book of exploration that we have ever read … [an] immensely important book." — New York Evening Post

"A series of excellent stories about one of the most interesting corners of...


Asylum

by William Seabrook & Joe Ollmann Dover Publications (August 03, 2015)

"With zombies in vogue and his books coming back onto the market after decades out of print, maybe old Willie Seabrook, the lost king of the weird, can finally get the recognition and infamy he earned." ―...


The Sea and the Jungle: An Englishman in Amazonia

by H. M. Tomlinson Dover Publications (April 07, 2015)

"Suppose you were a quiet, respectable, sedentary business or professional man, and the captain of a tramp steamer bound to South America and up the Amazon suddenly dropped into your peaceful office, invited...


Exploring Historic Dutch New York: New York City * Hudson Valley * New Jersey * Delaware

by Heleen Westerhuijs, Gajus Scheltema & Russell Shorto Dover Publications (July 24, 2013)

This comprehensive guide to touring important sites of Dutch history also serves as an engrossing cultural and historical reference. Art and architecture, cooking, furniture and antiques, much more. Color photographs...


A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

From Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Bug Tussle, Alabama, this pop-culture history offers a well-written and highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names...


The Worst Journey in the World: With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Dover Publications (September 23, 2013)

"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...


The Desert and the Sown: Travels in Palestine and Syria

by Gertrude Bell Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

"The female Lawrence of Arabia," Gertrude Bell wrote captivating, perceptive accounts of her travels in the Middle East. This intriguing narrative, accompanied by 160 photos, traces her 1905 sojourn in Lebanon,...


Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella L. Bird Dover Publications (March 28, 2013)

The intrepid explorer recounts her 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East. Bird describes the vicissitudes of her journey — the difficulties as well as the excitement and rewards.


Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

One of the Victorian era's most intrepid explorers and writers recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and offers evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, architecture, decorations, costumes,...


Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War I

by Hugh Durnford Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

These 17 remarkable real-life stories are recounted by prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Their tales of remarkable resourcefulness and ingenuity combine the gritty realities of fact....


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


Magellan's Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation

by Antonio Pigafetta Dover Publications (September 27, 2012)

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....


The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

by Marine Research Society Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Rare volume recounts lives and cold-blooded exploits of Black Beard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Anne Bonney, and other maritime marauders. 77 atmospheric wood engravings.


Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 2

by Henry M. Stanley Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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...


Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 1

by Henry M. Stanley Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Volume 1 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 90 black-and-white illustrations. Map....


Travels in Persia, 1673-1677

by Sir John Chardin Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Great travel classic offers a vivid portrait of 17th-century life at the court of the Shah: social customs, geography, soil and climate, trade, flora and fauna, and much more.


First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Harar

by Richard F. Burton Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer’s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic...


Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume I

by John L. Stephens Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

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....


Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Volume One

by Richard Burton Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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).


The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors

by Jack Winocour Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. 26 illustrations.


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by J. W. Powell Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.