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The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle


Charles Darwin

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Year of publication: 1997

THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE PREFACE I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that ...

Keywords: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) Geology Natural history South America -- Discovery and exploration Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century
The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE INNOCENTS ABROAD by Mark Twain Part 1 PREFACE This book is a record of a pleasure trip. If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive. Yet notwithstanding it is only a record of a pic-nic, it has a purpose, which is to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them with his own ...

Keywords: Europe -- Description and travel Middle East -- Description and travel Voyages and travels
Following the Equator

Following the Equator


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR PART 1. CHAPTER I. A man may have no bad habits and have worse. Puddnhead Wilsons New Calendar. The PartyAcross America to VancouverOn Board the WarrimoSteamer ChairsThe CaptainGoing Home under a CloudA Gritty PurserThe Brightest PassengerRemedy for Bad HabitsThe Doctor and the LumbagoA Moral PauperLimited SmokingRemittance-men. The starting point of this lecturing-trip around the world was Paris, where we had been living a year or two. We sailed for America, and there made ...

Keywords: 1835-1910 -- Travel Equator -- Description and travel Mark Twain Voyages around the world
Motorworld

Motorworld


Jeremy Clarkson

ISBN: 9
Year of publication: 2004

Jeremy Clarkson MOTORWORLD For Francie Italy Ive been fortunate enough over the years to stay in many truly outstanding hotels where obsequious waiters compete for your attention with the view hard when its Hong Kong harbour, San Francisco Bay or St Marks. But my favourite is the Locanda del Sant Uffizio-Da Bepp in Asti, where I stayed when we were filming the Fiat Coup for Top Gear. Its a beautiful building, the food is as good as youll eat anywhere and the owner redefines the concept of ...

Keywords: & Automobile drivers Automobile driving Automobile travel Automobiles Humor / General Motorworld (Television program) Transportation / Automotive / General Travel / Essays Travel / General Travelogues Voyages and travels
Voyage to Arcturus

Voyage to Arcturus


David Lindsay

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Year of publication: 0

A Voyage to Arcturus. By David Lindsay Chapter 1 THE SEANCE On a march evening, at eight oclock, Backhouse, the medium - a fast-rising star in the psychic world - was ushered into the study at Prolands, the Hampstead residence of Montague Faull. The room was illuminated only by the light of a blazing fire. The host, eying him with indolent curiosity, got up, and the usual conventional greetings were exchanged. Having indicated an easy chair before the fire to his guest, the South American ...

Keywords: Arcturus Voyage