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Margaret Dunlop Gibson and Agnes Smith Lewis


"The narrative of these two journeys is of special interest, because the first one, that made by my twin sister, Mrs. Lewis, and myself…

A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador

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Mina Benson Hubbard


Mina Benson Hubbard set out in 1905 on a 576 mile canoe journey across the interior of Labrador with the assistance of four guides. Her husb…

A Gringo In Mañana-Land

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Harry La Tourette Foster


Foster was a World War I veteran, world wanderer, journalist, embassy attaché, stoker on ships, miner, stowaway, bandit’s prisoner in…

The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific-Expedition and the Telegraph Line Commission

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Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon and Candido Mariano Da Silva Rondon


The Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition was the famous survey that took place in 1913-14 to follow the path of the Rio da Dúvida (…

The North West Passage -The Gjöa Expedition 1903-1907 (Volume II)

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Roald Amundsen


Volume II of Roald Amundsen's The Northwest Passage. Roald Amundsen and six hearty seafarers in the tiny sloop Gjöa are the first to ma…

The Track of the "Typhoon"

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William Washburn Nutting


In 1920, William Nutting, editor of Motor Boat Magazine and an experienced sailor, commissioned his friend, legendary naval architect Willia…

Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation

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Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee and Review Of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee


"The [Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee] shall conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans a…

Peaks of Shala

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Rose Wilder Lane


This book was published in 1923. From the author's own Introduction: "I would not have this book considered too seriously. It is not an…

Titan Of Chasms: The Grand Canyon Of Arizona

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Charles F. Lummis


This is a 1906 collection of three essays by men famously associated with The Grand Canyon: Charles A. Higgins, John Wesley Powell, and Cha…

Syria: the Desert and the Sown

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Gertrude Bell


Gertrude Bell's Syria: The Desert and the Sown describes her travels in the Levant (also called Greater Syria) during the first years of the…

The Great White North

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Helen S. Wright


Sketches of those who braved the 'Great White North' in exploration and adventure. - Summary by KevinS

Vol I Ch 5: On the Barrier, pt 2

In The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1…

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Roald Amundsen


In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally…

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