Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia J. Speake

ISBN: 9781579582470

Published: July 1st 2004

Hardcover

2100 pages


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Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia  by  J. Speake

Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia by J. Speake
July 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 2100 pages | ISBN: 9781579582470 | 3.52 Mb

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route,MoreContaining more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism).For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.



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