An Illustrated History of Travel. Foreword by Simon Reeve
Follow the voyages of the Vikings, pursue plundering pirates, trace the Hippie Trail or set off on a flight to the Moon. A thrilling expedition awaits you on every page.
Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. This book is a lavishly illustrated account of human travel, complete with a foreword by world traveller and writer Simon Reeve.
Packed with stories of human movement and endeavour, Journey lets you experience the excitement and romance of travel, covering everything from quests across the Silk Road and the adventures of Marco Polo to explorations in space and underwater. Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia.
This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys, and will make an impressive gift for any lover of travel and history.
This is a sumptuously illustrated history of travel from the time when our ancestors came out of Africa to the current frontier of exploration: space. It is dense enough in detail to give intellectual satisfaction and brisk enough in arrangement to encourage dipping in. Sunday Express
Simon Reeve is an adventurer and New York Times bestselling author who has travelled to more than 120 countries making award-winning documentaries for the BBC. They include Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and Equator. Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding", and the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society. His unique brand of documentaries, combining travel and adventure with environmental, political, and conservation issues, has taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, through some of the most remote and beautiful regions of our planet.