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Mungo Park. The Travels of Mungo Park. New York: J. M. Dent & co., E. P. Dutton & co., 1907.

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Born in 1771, son of a yeoman of Ettrick Forest, the seventh of thirteen children, Mungo Park was intended for the Scottish Church, but chose the medical profession. He served his time with Mr. Anderson, a surgeon in Selkirk ; attended lectures during three sessions at Edinburgh University; and in the summer gave his leisure to botany, assisted by his brother-in-law, James Dickson, by whom he was afterwards introduced to Sir Joseph Banks. Through Banks' influence he was appointed assistant-surgeon on the Worcester, East Indiaman, and sailed to Bencoolen, Sumatra, in 1792. He returned the following year, bringing with him several rare plants for Banks. The Association for Promoting Discoveries in the Interior of Africa next appointed him (succeeding Major Houghton) to explore the course of the Niger, and he sailed from Portsmouth in May 1795.

Arriving in the Gambia, Park studied the Mandingo language, collected information at Pisania, 200 miles up the river ; left Pisania December 2, with only a negro servant and a boy, one horse, and two asses, and, after severe hardships, arrived at Sego and the Niger, to discover that its stream flowed from west to east, as Herodotus thought. We learn from his own narrative how he had eventually to return against the river, fell ill, and was saved by the care of Karfa Taura. He reached Pisania again on June 10, 1797, sailed thence in a slave ship bound for America, and eventually arrived at Falmouth on December 22, 1797. Landing in London before daylight on Christmas Day, 1797, he went to the gardens of the British Museum, to pass the time until he could call on his brother-in-law, James Dickson, "who, unexpectedly coming to the gardens on some trifling business, was deeply moved to see there his long-lost friend, whom he had long numbered among the dead."

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Twain, Mark. Roughing It. Toronto: Musson, 1899.
 

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In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a newcomer in the Wild West, working as a civil servant, silver prospector, mill worker, and finally a reporter and traveling lecturer. Roughing It is the hilarious record of those early years traveling from Nevada to California to Hawaii, as Twain tried his luck at anything and everything—and usually failed. Twain’s encounters with tarantulas and donkeys, vigilantes and volcanoes, even Brigham Young, the Mormon leader, come to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales.
 

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Blunt, Anne. A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race. London: J. Murray, 1881.

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This book documents the journey of Lady Anne Blunt (d. 1917) to Arabia in 1875.

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  • The Charm of Asia
  • Brotherly offices
  • Beating about
  • We start in earnest
  • Kaf and Itheri
  • The Jof oasis
  • The Ibn Aruks of Jof
  • Mohammed in love
  • Jobba
  • Hail
  • Political and Historical
  • Nejd horses
  • Mohammed loses his head
  • We go in search of adventures
  • Muttlak Ibn Aruk and the Ketherin
  • The Shrines of the Shias
  • New plans and new preparations
  • We are betrayed into the hands of robbers
  • A prince in exile
  • Pleasures of town life
  • Illness and misery
  • A last rush through the sun

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Slocum, Joshua. Sailing Alone around the World. New York: The Century Co, 1900.

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Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining – travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world’s great circumnavigators – Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination.

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Ainsworth, William Francis. All Round the World : An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels and Adventures in All Parts of the Globe. London: W. Collins, 1871.

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The present edition covers the author's travels to several countries of the world. Ainsworth's interest is focused primarily on social and private life of various ethnicities, as well as monuments. As he writes in his introduction, it is a book on Geography, Science and Nature. Jerusalem, Sicily, China, Japan, the islands of the Indic Ocean, Mongolia, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Cuba, the Galapagos islands, Dalmatia, the Maldives, Mount Athos, North America, South Africa, the steppes of Siberia and Morocco are only some of the countries and regions described in a text accompanied by abundant illustrations. 

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Galton, Francis. The Art of Travel. London: John Murray, 1860.

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this book was written after Francis Galton returned from a historic journey into the African interior where he suffered much hardship and danger. After his return to England the famed explorer determined to teach travelers and soldiers the art of self-sufficiency in the field. His literary effort, The Art of Travel, became an instant classic and was used by a host of now-famous explorers, including Sir Richard Francis Burton of Mecca fame. The volume covers a diverse variety of subjects, some expected, as well as a few which are now of great historical interest. Readers will discover how to ride horses, handle elephants, and avoid cobras. Also included are sections on how to pull teeth, find water in a desert, and construct a sleeping bag out of fur. However The Art of Travel also includes detailed information not only on how to organize an African safari but how to discipline the irascible wives of the porters as well! Amply illustrated with dozens of nineteenth century drawings, this rediscovered classic remains fascinating reading for students of the horse or history.

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Simond, Chas F. A Pedaller Abroad Being an Illustrated Narrative of the Adventures and Experiences of a Cycling Twain during a 1,000 Kilomètre Ride in and around Switzerland. London: J. Causton, 1897.

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Salgari, Emilio. Una Sfida al Polo. Firenze: R. Bemporad & Figlio, 1909.

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Raggiungere per primi e in macchina il Polo Nord per lo statunitense Torpon e per il canadese Montcalm non è solo una sfida tra le loro rispettive patrie. E' innanzitutto una sfida d'amore, per conquistare la mano della bella Miss Ellen Perkins, donna fuori dal comune, famosa per la sua bellezza ma anche per la sua predilezione e bravura negli sport. Anche i due contendenti sono sportmen d'eccezione, tuttavia le loro capacità, per uno strano scherzo del destino, si sono sempre eguagliate in tutte le sfide che hanno sostenuto e così si ritrovano tra i ghiacci del Polo, dove, oltre a gareggiare tra di loro, devo anche lottare contro le insidie della Natura.

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