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An Illustrated History of Travel. Foreword by Simon Reeve

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Beschreibung

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.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 360
Erscheinungsdatum 02.10.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-28942-6
Verlag Dorling Kindersley
Maße (L/B/H) 31.2/26.4/3 cm
Gewicht 2118 g
Abbildungen with numerous illustrations

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    • 1: The Ancient World



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: Journeys from the cradle

      • 3: Minoan seafarers

      • 4: Travel in ancient Egypt

      • 5: The expedition to Punt

      • 6: Polynesian navigators

      • 7: Around Africa

      • 8: Persian couriers

      • 9: The Greek world

      • 10: The travels of Odysseus

      • 11: Alexander the Great

      • 12: The travels of Zhang Qian

      • 13: Across the Alps

      • 14: Strabo

      • 15: The Roman Empire

      • 16: The Tabula Peutingeriana

      • 17: The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

      • 18: Ptolemy’s Geographia


    • 2: Trade and Conquest



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: Xuanzang’s journey to India

      • 3: Journey to the West

      • 4: Kingdom of Heaven

      • 5: The spread of Islam

      • 6: Arab exploration

      • 7: The astrolabe

      • 8: Voyages of the Vikings

      • 9: The Crusades

      • 10: Prester John

      • 11: Medieval pilgrimages

      • 12: Medieval travel accounts

      • 13: The Silk Road

      • 14: The travels of Marco Polo

      • 15: On wheels

      • 16: Caravanserai

      • 17: Trans-Saharan salt caravans

      • 18: Ibn Battuta

      • 19: Medieval maps


    • 3: The Age of Discovery



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: Zheng He

      • 3: Ships

      • 4: Around Africa to India

      • 5: A new world

      • 6: After Columbus

      • 7: First map of the New World

      • 8: Circumnavigating the globe

      • 9: Cortés and the conquest of the Aztecs

      • 10: Pizarro’s conquest of Peru

      • 11: The discovery of the Amazon

      • 12: The Columbian Exchange

      • 13: New France

      • 14: Samuel de Champlain

      • 15: Early missionaries

      • 16: The Northwest Passage


    • 4: The Age of Empires



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: The spice trade

      • 3: Wonder cabinets

      • 4: New Holland

      • 5: Settling America

      • 6: Evliya Çelebi

      • 7: Coffee

      • 8: Slave ships in the Atlantic

      • 9: A life of piracy

      • 10: Travels in the Mughal Empire

      • 11: The stagecoach

      • 12: The frozen east

      • 13: The Great Northern Expedition

      • 14: Calculating longitude

      • 15: The voyages of Captain Cook

      • 16: The new naturalists

      • 17: Artist in the rainforest

      • 18: The Grand Tour

      • 19: First flight

      • 20: Bound for Botany Bay


    • 5: The Age of Steam



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: Alexander von Humboldt

      • 3: Rediscovering Egypt

      • 4: Painting the East

      • 5: Charting the American West

      • 6: Go west, young man!

      • 7: Full steam ahead

      • 8: The Romantics

      • 9: The voyages of the Beagle

      • 10: Travellers’ tales

      • 11: Shooting the world

      • 12: Into Africa

      • 13: The Railway Age

      • 14: Trains

      • 15: The Gold Rush

      • 16: Thomas Cook

      • 17: Spas

      • 18: Going by the book

      • 19: Souvenirs

      • 20: The works of all nations

      • 21: Across Australia

      • 22: Charting the Mekong

      • 23: Ocean to ocean

      • 24: The grand hotel

      • 25: Luggage labels

      • 26: Measuring India


    • 6: The Golden Age of Travel



      • 1: Introduction

      • 2: Central Asia

      • 3: On skis across

      • 4: Greenland

      • 5: The bicycle craze

      • 6: Zeppelin fever

      • 7: The airline of empire

      • 8: Travel posters

      • 9: The Long March

      • 10: Planes

      • 11: The roof of the world

      • 12: The open road

      • 13: Route 66

      • 14: No-frills flying

      • 15: Into the abyss

      • 16: Flight to the Moon

      • 17: The Hippie Trail

      • 18: Concorde

      • 19: New horizons

      • 20: Exploration today

      • 21: New frontiers


    • 8: Index

    • 9: Picture credits and acknowledgments