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In search of new horizons : epic tales of travel and exploration / Robert B. Downs.


Chicago : American Library Association, 1978.
ISBN 0838902693, 9780838902691

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
G 525 .D64 (show me on map) Available Request
American
LIB stacks
G525 .D64 Available Request
Subjects Adventure and adventurers.
Aventures et aventuriers.
Erza╠łhlung.
Explorateurs.
Explorers.
Reise (Motiv)
Reisebericht.
Reiseroman.
Description x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290).
Contents Outward bound -why travel? -- The first sightseer: Herodotus' History of the Persian Wars, 464-447 B.C. -- Quest for Cathay: Marco Polo's travels, 1271-1295 -- Discoverer of continental America: Amerigo Vespucci's four voyages, 1497-1504 -- Circling the globe: Antonio Pigafetta's The first voyage around the world by Magellan, 1519-1521 -- Navigator and discoverer par excellence: Captain James Cook's journals, 1768 -- Terrestrial paradise: William Bartam's travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, 1773-1777 -- Pursuing the Niger: Mungo Park's travels in the interior districts of Africa, 1795-1797 -- Rediscovery of America: Alexander von Humboldt's personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the new continent, 1799-1804 -- Spanning a continent: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's History of the expedition, 1804-1806 -- Exploring the American frontier: Henry Schoolcraft's narrative journal of travels through the Northwest region of the United States, 1820 -- Untamed Indians: Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trial, 1846 -- Origin of species: Charles Darwin's The voyage of the beagle, 1831-1836 -- Iberian vagabond: George Borrow's The Bible in Spain, 1835-1840 -- View form the forecastle: Richard Henry Dana's Two years before the mast, 1840 -- Shrines of Islam: Richard Burton's personal narratives of a pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, 1853 -- Orient meets Occident: Fukuzawa Yukichi's Autobiography, 1860 -- Breaker of stones: Henry M. Stanley's Through the dark continent, 1871-1877 -- Lone voyager: Joshua Slocum's Sailing alone around the world, 1896-1898 -- Farthest north: Robert E. Peary's The North Pole, 1908-1909 -- Intrepid Norsemen: Roald Amundsen's The South Pole, 1911 -- The river of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Through the Brazilian wilderness, 1913 -- Stone Age voyage: Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft, 1947 -- Eight thousand meters plus: Maurice Herzog's Annapurna, 1950 -- Top of the world: Sir John Hunt's The conquest of Everest, 1953 -- Travel in fact and fancy.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4136095
(OCoLC)ocm04136095
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Downs, Robert B. 1903-1991.
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