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A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World

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James Cook

Having, on his first voyage, discovered Australia, Cook still had to contend with those who maintained that the Terra Australians Incognita …


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Joaquin Miller

This week, to celebrate Columbus Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six recordings of Columbus by Joaquin Miller. This was the weekly poetr…

Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 2

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Jules Verne

This volume, entitled "The Great Navigators of the 18th century", forms the second of three volumes under the general title of &qu…

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the…

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Alexander Von Humboldt

In 1799, with extensive travel permissions from the Spanish government, Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland departe…

The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, concerning the kingdoms and marvels o…

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Rustichello Da Pisa

"Books of the Marvels of the World" or "Description of the World" (Divisament dou monde), also nicknamed "Il Milion…

Fast in the Ice

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R. M. Ballantyne

At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every…

196 Tage auf treibender Eisscholle

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Emil Bessels

Am 29. Juni 1871 stach das Schiff » Polaris« von New York unter Kapitän Franz C. Hall in See zur Erforschung des Hochnorden…

Oxford Humanities - Research Showcase: Global Exploration, Innovation and Influe…


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Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roos…

Among the Tibetans

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Isabella L. Bird

Isabella L. Bird was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeav…

The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)

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Meriwether Lewis

"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocea…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North

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Stephen Leacock

This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the No…

Farthest North, Volume II

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Fridtjof Nansen

Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram", 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and …

The Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543

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John Leland

John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is m…

Early explorations in New South Wales: A collection

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In the early days of the penal colony at Sydney, rumour was rife among the convicts of another colony beyond the Blue Mountains and perhaps …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains

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Lawrence J. Burpee

This is volume 19 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This is the account of La Verendryes' quest for an overland route to the Pacific Ocea…

Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 1

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Jules Verne

The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated trave…

Yellowstone National Park: Six Early Pieces

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Lost in the wilderness of The Yellowstone for over a month, nearly dying of starvation and wild animal attack, despairing of ever finding hi…

A Woman's Journey Round the World

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Ida Laura Pfeiffer

Ida Laura Pfeiffer was an Austrian traveler and travel book author, one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated i…

South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross…

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