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Art of Travel: Or, Shifts & Contrivances Available in Wild Countries
Francis Galton (au); Dorothy Middleton (in). Few Victorian travelers set off without a copy of this indispensable volume in their baggage. It became famous as the handbook used by 19th-century explorers. Galton conceived the idea for this book while exploring SW Africa in the 1850s. The book, first published in 1855, ran into 8 ed. -- the present volume (the 1872 ed., here reproduced in facsimile) was the last ed. to incorporate new material. Quaint, practical, curious, politically incorrect, it is essential reading for those who want to know how the Tibetans keep warm at night; how the Chinese stop asses braying, how to build a snow house, pitch a tent, dry your clothes & a multitude of other tried, tested & forgotten tips for Victorian (& 21st century) travelers. Illustrated with original drawings.
Air Combat: The New Face of War
Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS & the Scientific Enterprise in Australia, 1888-1988
Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper as Asia’s Economies Boom
U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
Southern World: Trade & Travel Routes
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