Some Heroes of Travel


W. H. Davenport Adams

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: HIS037000

There is no pleasanter mode of learning geography than by studying the works of distinguished travellers. The narratives which are contained in this book have been selected with a view to variety of interest. They range over Mexico, Western Australia, Central Africa, and Central Asia. They include the experiences of the hunter, the war correspondent, the geographical explorer; and a lady traveller.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sir Marco Polo, the Venetian, and his Travels in Asia

Chapter 2. Mr. George F. Ruxton, and his Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains
Chapter 3. Doctor Barth, and Central Africa

Chapter 4. Mr. Thomas Witlam Atkinson, and his Adventures in Siberia and Central Asia

Chapter 5. Alexina Tinné, and her Wanderings in the Sudan

Chapter 6. Mr. J. A. Macgahan, and Campaigning on the Oxus

Chapter 7. Colonel Egerton Warburton, and Exploration in West Australia

Chapter 8. Major Burnaby, and a Ride to Khiva

Chapter 9. Sir Samuel Baker, and the Sources of the Nile


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