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Lonely Planet - Curiosities And Splendour

Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before. Tales include Robert Falcon Scotts doomed Antarctic expedition of 1910-13; Robert Byrons ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack Londons 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy Roosevelts scientific exploration of the Brazilian jungles exotic flora and fauna. Each author and their piece of writing is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, who gives context to the work and provides an insightful look into how travel has changed since they were originally published. Features extracts from: The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard The Road to Oxiana - Robert Byron Sea and Sardinia - DH Lawrence Cruise of the Snark - Jack London American Notes - Charles Dickens Through the Brazilian Wilderness - Teddy Roosevelt Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain Letters Written During a Short Residence in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - Mary Wollstonecraft In Morocco - Edith Wharton Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa - David Livingstone The Histories - Herodotus South: The Story of Shackletons Last Expedition 1914-1917 - Ernest Shackleton

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