Jour­ney. An il­lus­trated his­tory of travel

Timeless Travels Magazine - - THE NETHERLANDS -

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.

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