Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures 1850-1950 [Hardcover] b...

By: Lapierre, Alexandra; Mouchard, Christel [Editor]

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Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Hardcover-2007 Flammarion Paris...Very Good+ in a NF DJ, Photographic boards that match the DJ, corners sharp...end papers of butterflies-rear free end paper has a flattened crease, which is the only flaw in this beautiful book...just a touch of shelf/edge wear to DJ-now in protective mylar...no notes or writing-All pages are clean and crisp...here are the stories of 31 of the greatest women adventurers in history. Crossing five continents, these indomitable women faced unimaginable dangers, from deserts and jungles to mountains and icebergs, often armed with little in the way of specialist equipment other than an umbrella and a "good thick skirt". Spanning 1850-1950, this book mixes triumph and tragedy as it follows their adventures. The thirty-one women celebrated here hail from thirteen countries and traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe. They include Fanny Vanderbilt, the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson who ventured all the way from Indiana to Samoa, and Nellie Bly, an American journalist and social reformer who took on Jules VerneĆ­s challenge and went around the world in only 72 days. Arguably twice as brave as their male counterparts, these adventurous women set off into the unknown while flying in the face of social convention, and often atgreat personal cost. Archival photographs and extracts from diaries, journals, letters and other writings...Very handsome copy of a scarce book...ISBN-9782080300188 ...Thanks for supporting a small family business...LOC SSM-5

Title: Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures 1850-1950 [Hardcover] b...

Author Name: Lapierre, Alexandra; Mouchard, Christel [Editor]

Categories: Biography & Autobiography, Exploration, Travel,

Publisher: Flammarion: 2007-10-16

ISBN Number: 2080300180

ISBN Number 13: 9782080300188

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: I8-1I4K-9203