The Encyclopedia of Women's Travel and Exploration

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Patricia D. Netzley
Oryx Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 259 pages

Come along on a fascinating journey of women on the move. This exciting work offers insights into why and how women travel, emphasizing the was women's experiences, concerns, and motivations are unique. This book is rich in history, covering women travelers from prehistoric times to the prehistoric times to the present. More than 450 biographical and informative entries describe how women became travelers, explorers, and adventurers. Included are descriptions of some of the many travel books written by and about women. The ^IEncyclopedia^R will appeal to readers interested in women's studies, women's history, travel literature, and the travel industry. Students at all levels, researchers, teachers and professors, and others will benefit from this unique resource. Selected entries include:

Jacqueline Auriol



National Geographic Society

Box-Car Bertha

Annie Smith eck

California Gold Rush



River Rafters Dogsledding

Eleanor Roosevelt

Explorers Club


Ann Gardner





Travel Writers

Joan of Arc

Sojourner Truth

Life in Prairie Land

Women's Air Corps (WACs)

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About the author (2001)

PATRICIA D. NETZLEY is a freelance writer who has published nonfiction for children, young adults, and adults. Her publications include The Assassination of President Kennedy, The Importance of Queen Victoria, The Mysterious Death of Butch Cassidy, and Life During the Renaissance.

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