The Art Of Travel

Francis Galton

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The Art Of Travel

The Art Of Travel Originally published in this book was written after Francis Galton returned from a historic journey into the African interior where he suffered much hardship and danger After his return to Engla

  • Title: The Art Of Travel
  • Author: Francis Galton
  • ISBN: 9781590480526
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1855, this book was written after Francis Galton returned from a historic journey into the African interior where he suffered much hardship and danger After his return to England the famed explorer determined to teach travelers and soldiers the art of self sufficiency in the field His literary effort, The Art of Travel, became an instant classicOriginally published in 1855, this book was written after Francis Galton returned from a historic journey into the African interior where he suffered much hardship and danger After his return to England the famed explorer determined to teach travelers and soldiers the art of self sufficiency in the field His literary effort, The Art of Travel, became an instant classic and was used by a host of now famous explorers, including Sir Richard Francis Burton of Mecca fame The volume covers a diverse variety of subjects, some expected, as well as a few which are now of great historical interest Readers will discover how to ride horses, handle elephants, and avoid cobras Also included are sections on how to pull teeth, find water in a desert, and construct a sleeping bag out of fur However The Art of Travel also includes detailed information not only on how to organize an African safari but how to discipline the irascible wives of the porters as well Amply illustrated with dozens of nineteenth century drawings, this rediscovered classic remains fascinating reading for students of the horse or history.

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    1. Alxandra on said:

      This book is a product of its time, so it is "politically incorrect" by modern sensibilities. Now, with that disclaimer finished, this book was a joy to read. Every page flipped (or in my case, clicked) would lead to something new to think about it. For instance, where else are you going to learn survival skills such as fishing with poison, starting a fire using various methods including one's rifle, how much weight a mule or horse can carry or even a camel can carry, Here's a quote, "It is nerv [...]

    2. Brian McLean on said:

      Astonishing what manual and other skills explorers needed in the 19th century. Galton's book, a bestseller in that period, goes into a wealth of detail, which is unintentionally funny in parts. DIY fans would be fascinated.

    3. Karen! on said:

      Fascinating. I absolutely felt transported reading through this tutorial on how one must approach an exotic expedition. Much of the advice was not relevant to today--obviously--but it was interesting. From a historical perspective.The modern presentation was a nice way to increase accessibility, but the book clearly speaks for itself:"For Arctic travel, dogs are used in journeys after they are three years old; each dog requires eight or ten herrings per day, or an equivalent to them."Good to kno [...]

    4. Becky on said:

      My enjoyment of this book was shallow but immense. Anyone with a soft spot for Victorian rhetoric and Charles Darwin's cousin would enjoy it. It is, sadly, abridged for modern publication.

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