Amazing Traveler, Isabella Bird: The Biography of a Victorian Adventurer

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Blue Penguin Publications, 1994 - Travel - 224 pages
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Award-winning biography of 19th adventurer Isabella Bird who visited Colorado, Hawaii, and Australia, and gallivanted around Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and Tibet writing best-selling books about her travels. She was the first woman Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was given an award by the King of Hawaii, and was presented to Queen Victoria.

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A fascinating biography of the 19th (and very early 20th) century English woman traveler, indefatigable and energetic. Kaye's biography shows what Isabella really thought of the religious beliefs she ... Read full review

Amazing traveler, Isabella Bird: the biography of a Victorian adventurer

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Bird (1831-1904) was a celebrated English writer and explorer and the first woman elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. The daughter of an Anglican minister, Bird was often ill as a ... Read full review

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Childhood and America
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Edinburgh and Australia
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