Thayer, George B. Pedal and Path: Across the Continent Awheel and Afoot. Hartford: Evening Post Association, 1887.

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An account of his journey across America by a member of the Connecticut Bicycle Club published in book form in 1887, having previously appeared in a shorter form as a series of letters in the Hartford Evening Post during the trip itself.

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Roberts, Gail. Atlas of Discovery. New York: Crown Publishers, 1973.

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The story of exploration is the story of history's greatest adventures, resounding with tales of courage and of achievement in the face of impossible odds. It is a story that begins far back in the mists of time, and that even now is not complete.

For, although little of the earth remains unknown, man is constantly seeking new worlds to conquer, or fresh deeds to dare.

This atlas tells the story of man's gradual discovery of his world. The form was chosen so that the route each pioneer followed could be plotted in detail; and the maps showing the explorers' journeys are augmented by others, picturing the world as it was thought to be in the time of the explorers, and showing political and geographical features of their day. The maps are linked and amplified by the text, which describes the discoverers, their motives, and their explorations into the unknown world.

In an introduction compiled posthumously from the writings of Sir Francis Chichester, one of the present century's greatest adventurers. Sir Francis describes the search for challenge and achievement that was the moving spirit of his life, and of the lives of many of the explorers who have helped to open up the world. Thereafter, first in chronological, then in geographical framework, the history of discovery unfolds.

From the first wanderings of primitive men. and civilization's earliest recorded expeditions, it leads through the epic journeys of exploration to man's latest adventure—the space flights of the present century.

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Swift, Jonathan. Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver, en divers pays eloignez ... La Haye: G. vander Poel, 1730.

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Les Voyages de Gulliver ou Les Voyages extraordinaires de Gulliver (en anglais Gulliver’s Travels) est un roman satirique écrit par Jonathan Swift en 1721. Une version censurée et modifiée par son éditeur paraît pour la première fois en 1726 ; ce n’est qu’en 1735 qu’il paraîtra en version complète. Il apparaît pour la première fois en français sous le titre Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver au xviiie siècle, traduit par l’abbé Desfontaines.

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De Windt, Harry. From Paris to New York by Land. London: G. Newnes, 1904.

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"What was the object of this stupendous voyage, or the reward to be gained by this apparently unnecessary risk of life and endurance of hardships?" Harry De Windt's aim was to find out if a railway that connected Paris and New York could be constructed - from today's point of view an almost incredible purpose and effort. Originally published in 1903.

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Anger, Benjamin. Notes de voyage d’un globe-trotter, par le Dr Benj. Anger. Lille: impr. de L. Danel, 1890.

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À mon retour de voyage, M. E. Marbeau, directeur de la Revue Française de l'Étranger

et des Colonies me pria de lui confier mes notes qui furent imprimées par ses soins. Elles furent l'objet d'appréciations bienveillantes de quelques critiques et en particulier de M. Aug. Marcade qui voulut bien en publier des extraits dans ses articles de quinzaine au Figaro, ce dont je lui suis très reconnaissant. Dispersées dans une dizaine de numéros de la Revue Française , la lecture en était difficile et c'est pour la rendre plus aisée que j'ai réuni les articles déjà publiés, dans ce modeste volume: Notes de voyage d'un Globe-Trotter.

Le nom anglais de Globe-Trotter a été adopté pour designer les touristes assez nombreux aujourd'hui qui font sans pretention le voyage assez facile aujourd'hui

du tour du monde. Un certain nombre de ces voyageurs ont donné d'intéressantes relations de leur voyage.

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Bates, Henry Walter. Illustrated Travels : A Record of Discovery, Geography and Adventure. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1869.

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Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs and Co., 1920.

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Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being.

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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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Gladding, Effie Price. Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway. New York: Brentano’s, 1915.

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From the Pacific to the Atlantic by the Lincoln Highway, with California and the Virginias and Maryland thrown in for good measure! What a tour it has been! As we think back over its miles we recall the noble pines and the towering Sequoias of the high Sierras of California; the flashing water-falls of the Yosemite, so green as to be called Vernal, so white as to be called Bridal Veil; the orchards of the prune, the cherry, the walnut, the olive, the almond, the fig, the orange, and the lemon, tilled like a garden, watered by the hoarded and guarded streams from the everlasting hills; and the rich valleys of grain, running up to the hillsides and dotted by live oak trees. We recall miles of vineyard under perfect cultivation. We see again the blue of the Pacific and the green of the forest cedars and cypresses. High Lake Tahoe spreads before us, with its southern fringe of emerald meadows and forest pines, and its encircling guardians, lofty and snow-capped. The high, grey-green deserts of Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming stretch before us once more, and we can smell the clean, pungent sage brush. We are not lonely, for life is all about us. The California quail and blue-jay, the eagle, the ground squirrel, the gopher, the coyote, the antelope, the rattlesnake, the big ring snake, the wild horse of the plains, the jack rabbit, the meadow lark, the killdeer, the red-winged blackbird, the sparrow hawk, the thrush, the redheaded wood-pecker, the grey dove, all have been our friends and companions as we have gone along. We have seen them in their native plains and forests and from the safe vantage point of the front seat of our motor car.

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Goldsmith, Oliver, Elizabeth Susan Abbot, J Rodwell, and Ibotson and Palmer. The Traveller. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1889.

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London, Jack. The Road. London: The Macmillan company, 1907.

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"The Road" is an autobiographical memoir presenting stories from the time that Jack London spent as a hobo in the late 19th century.

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