Products in Travel and Adventure
|Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar |
by Emily Ruete, Sayyida Prin. of Zanzibar
This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues.
|My First Summer in the Sierra |
by John Muir
Muir's engaging journal describes majestic vistas, flora and fauna, as well as the region's other breathtaking natural wonders. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
|Sailing Alone Around the World |
by Joshua Slocum
Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.
|Shipwrecks in the Americas |
by Robert F. Marx
Expert guide to locating, surveying, excavating, identifying sunken vessels. Also detailed catalog of 4,000 wrecks arranged by year and locale. 73 illustrations. Bibliography.
|The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors |
by Jack Winocour
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.
|Tales of the Samurai |
by James S. de Benneville
A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.
|Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 1 |
by Henry M. Stanley
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.
|Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 2 |
by Henry M. Stanley
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 maps.
|Travels in Arabia Deserta: Selected Passages |
by Charles M. Doughty
Selection of the finest passages from the monumental travel and literary classic describe the author's endurance of extraordinary hardships and his firsthand observations of 19th-century Arab life and culture.
|Travels in Persia, 1673-1677 |
by Sir John Chardin
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.
|Travels in West Africa |
by Mary H. Kingsley
A sheltered Victorian spinster trades her mundane middle-class existence in the 1890s for an incredible expedition in the Congo. The journey draws her into the diverse customs and beliefs. 42 halftones.
|Travels in the Interior of Africa |
by Mungo Park
This classic recounts a 1795 exploration of the Niger River that provided Europeans with their first reliable account of West African life. Two centuries later, it offers singular views of the region before colonial influence.