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Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikko

by Isabella L. Bird

Nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and natural historian Isabella Bird contributes this stunning narrative to the genre of early travelogues about Japan. The volume Unbeaten Tracks in Japan includes...

Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird

"There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback...

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

by Isabella L. Bird

Eloquent descriptions by a middle-aged Englishwoman — traveling alone in the Colorado Rockies during 1873 — of flora and fauna, isolated settlers, vigilance committees, lynchings, and other fascinating subjects....

My First Travels in North America

by Isabella L. Bird & Clarence C. Strowbridge

One of the 19th century's most adventurous travel writers offers vivid accounts of her journeys through Canada and the United States, from scenic vistas to dark encounters with cholera and slavery.

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella L. Bird

The intrepid explorer recounts her 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East. Bird describes the vicissitudes of her journey — the difficulties as well as the excitement and rewards.

Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird

One of the Victorian era's most intrepid explorers and writers recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and offers evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, architecture, decorations, costumes,...

Six Months in the Sandwich Islands

by Isabella L. Bird

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre–American Hawaii.

Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of...

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

by Isabella L. Bird & Graham Earnshaw

Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century. In describing...

A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountains

by Isabella L. Bird

Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes in 1872 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress,...

Old Japan's Unbeaten Tracks

by Isabella L. Bird

This is not a "Book on Japan," but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of knowledge of the present condition of the country, and it was not till I had travelled...

Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird

At some little distance outside Leh are the cremation grounds—desert places, destitute of any other vegetation than the Caprifolia horrida. Each family has its furnace kept in good repair. The place is doleful,...