Classic Exploration Stories : Enthralling Accounts of Journeys of Discovery

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-05-01
  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
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It's a seemingly smaller planet we inhabit these days, a world in which there's hardly an unexplored square inch left (or from which you can't surf the World Wide Web or cell- phone a friend). Classic Exploration Stories returns us to a time when there were places still to be discovered, when brave travelers could venture into uncharted regions. Among the sources from which editor Stephen Brennan has selected excerpts for this stirring anthology are: The Voyages of St. Brendan; The Icelandic Sagas; The Travels of Marco Polo; The Voyages of Jacques Cartier; Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle; Ernest Scott's The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders and many more.

Author Biography

Stephen Vincent Brennan has worked as a circus clown, book editor, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, sheepherder, and playwright. He is now an actor and director with the Theater Wing of the Kaufman Center in New York City. He is the editor of Classic Adventure Stories.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. IX
Chronicle of the Voyages of Saint Brendanp. 1
Northmen Voyage to Vinlandp. 19
Marco Polop. 65
Cavelier de La Sallep. 85
Boswell and Johnson in the Hebridesp. 109
South Coast Discovery 1801p. 131
Chiloe and Concepion: Great Earthquakep. 157
The Famous Perry Expedition to Japanp. 193
Kit Carson and John Fremontp. 221
The Malay Archipelagop. 253
Down Through Italy by Railp. 283
Stanley's Last Great Expeditionp. 297
Major Burnham, Chief of Scoutsp. 315
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