Journey. An illustrated history of travel
Foreword by Simon Reeve Dorling Kindersley Published: 5 October 2017 Price: £25.00
If you have a passion for travel and history then you will love this book. Superlative adjectives jump to mind as soon as you see it, but fail to do it justice.
Deliciously heavy, it is a sumptuous read and lavishly illustrated: this is Dorling Kindersley at its absolute best.
With a forward by Simon Reeve, this is a worldwide account which covers all aspects of travel and discovery, from how the height of Mount Everest was calculated to why Thomas Cook began organising travel for all. Divided into seven chapters, it covers travelling from the ancient world to the age of flight.
Journey encapsulates the excitement and romance of travel with beautiful, evocative photographs and stunning historic maps. Did you know that a voluminous underskirt saved English explorer Mary Kinsley from a gruesome death? This and other fascinating facts about our favourite explorers are included.
With themes of migrations, exploration, scientific discovery and development of transport, this fabulous book follows how travel has changed over the years and celebrates humanity’s endeavours.