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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Author: DK
$49.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into space itself. Human journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour - from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Follow in humanity's footsteps around the globe with exciting accounts of history's most famous, significant, and thrilling journeys. Discover biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, literary journals, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia and documents, such as passports, postcards, and portmanteaux. This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys.

Reviews
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 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. * Timeless Travels *
Author description
Simon Reeve is an adventurer and New York Times bestselling author who has travelled to more than 120 countries making award-winning documentaries for the BBC. They include Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and Equator. Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding", and the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society. His unique brand of documentaries, combining travel and adventure with environmental, political, and conservation issues, has taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, through some of the most remote and beautiful regions of our planet.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241289426
  • : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • : DK
  • : September 2017
  • : 301mm X 252mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 360
  • : en
  • : Hardback
  • : DK