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Adventures in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird

Adventures in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella L. Bird

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Allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - and also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own.
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Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Summary


Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird

Endlessly restless and endlessly curious, Isabella Bird (1831-1904) travelled the world looking for new experiences, but never more delightfully than in her pony-bound adventures in the Colorado Territory at a time when it was only notionally under the control of the American authorities. A vanished world of grizzly hunters, cowboys, isolated cabins and plagues of rattlesnakes is here beautifully brought back to life. "Great Journeys" allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.

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About Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Lucy Bird (1831-1904) was the daughter of a clergyman and grew up in Tattenhall, Cheshire. In 1873 she set off for the Rocky Moutains. Isabella's intrepid journeys within this fantastic landscape are relayed in the form of vivid letters she wrote to her adored sister, Henrietta.

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GOR001052097
Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird
Isabella L. Bird
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-02-01
128
0141025344
9780141025346
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.