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Table of Contents

  • 1: The Ancient World
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Journeys from the cradle
    • 3: Minoan seafarers
    • 4: Travel in ancient Egypt
    • 5: The expedition to Punt
    • 6: Polynesian navigators
    • 7: Around Africa
    • 8: Persian couriers
    • 9: The Greek world
    • 10: The travels of Odysseus
    • 11: Alexander the Great
    • 12: The travels of Zhang Qian
    • 13: Across the Alps
    • 14: Strabo
    • 15: The Roman Empire
    • 16: The Tabula Peutingeriana
    • 17: The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
    • 18: Ptolemy's Geographia
  • 2: Trade and Conquest
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Xuanzang's journey to India
    • 3: Journey to the West
    • 4: Kingdom of Heaven
    • 5: The spread of Islam
    • 6: Arab exploration
    • 7: The astrolabe
    • 8: Voyages of the Vikings
    • 9: The Crusades
    • 10: Prester John
    • 11: Medieval pilgrimages
    • 12: Medieval travel accounts
    • 13: The Silk Road
    • 14: The travels of Marco Polo
    • 15: On wheels
    • 16: Caravanserai
    • 17: Trans-Saharan salt caravans
    • 18: Ibn Battuta
    • 19: Medieval maps
  • 3: The Age of Discovery
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Zheng He
    • 3: Ships
    • 4: Around Africa to India
    • 5: A new world
    • 6: After Columbus
    • 7: First map of the New World
    • 8: Circumnavigating the globe
    • 9: Cortes and the conquest of the Aztecs
    • 10: Pizarro's conquest of Peru
    • 11: The discovery of the Amazon
    • 12: The Columbian Exchange
    • 13: New France
    • 14: Samuel de Champlain
    • 15: Early missionaries
    • 16: The Northwest Passage
  • 4: The Age of Empires
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: The spice trade
    • 3: Wonder cabinets
    • 4: New Holland
    • 5: Settling America
    • 6: Evliya Celebi
    • 7: Coffee
    • 8: Slave ships in the Atlantic
    • 9: A life of piracy
    • 10: Travels in the Mughal Empire
    • 11: The stagecoach
    • 12: The frozen east
    • 13: The Great Northern Expedition
    • 14: Calculating longitude
    • 15: The voyages of Captain Cook
    • 16: The new naturalists
    • 17: Artist in the rainforest
    • 18: The Grand Tour
    • 19: First flight
    • 20: Bound for Botany Bay
  • 5: The Age of Steam
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Alexander von Humboldt
    • 3: Rediscovering Egypt
    • 4: Painting the East
    • 5: Charting the American West
    • 6: Go west, young man!
    • 7: Full steam ahead
    • 8: The Romantics
    • 9: The voyages of the Beagle
    • 10: Travellers' tales
    • 11: Shooting the world
    • 12: Into Africa
    • 13: The Railway Age
    • 14: Trains
    • 15: The Gold Rush
    • 16: Thomas Cook
    • 17: Spas
    • 18: Going by the book
    • 19: Souvenirs
    • 20: The works of all nations
    • 21: Across Australia
    • 22: Charting the Mekong
    • 23: Ocean to ocean
    • 24: The grand hotel
    • 25: Luggage labels
    • 26: Measuring India
  • 6: The Golden Age of Travel
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Central Asia
    • 3: On skis across
    • 4: Greenland
    • 5: The bicycle craze
    • 6: Zeppelin fever
    • 7: The airline of empire
    • 8: Travel posters
    • 9: The Long March
    • 10: Planes
    • 11: The roof of the world
    • 12: The open road
    • 13: Route 66
    • 14: No-frills flying
    • 15: Into the abyss
    • 16: Flight to the Moon
    • 17: The Hippie Trail
    • 18: Concorde
    • 19: New horizons
    • 20: Exploration today
    • 21: New frontiers
  • 8: Index
  • 9: Picture credits and acknowledgments

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The definitive celebration of human exploration and travel

About the Author

Simon Reeve is an adventurer and New York Times bestselling author who has travelled to more than 120 countries making award-winning documentaries for the BBC. They include Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and Equator. Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding", and the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society. His unique brand of documentaries, combining travel and adventure with environmental, political, and conservation issues, has taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, through some of the most remote and beautiful regions of our planet.

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This is a sumptuously illustrated history of travel from the time when our ancestors came out of Africa to the current frontier of exploration: space. It is dense enough in detail to give intellectual satisfaction and brisk enough in arrangement to encourage dipping in. * Sunday Express *
A beautifully produced introduction, embracing everything from the trading voyages of the Minoans to the Hippie Trail, with digressions on topics from slave ships to souvenirs. * Daily Telegraph *
Why do we roam? How - and where - did we first holiday? What motivates great explorers, from Columbus and Hiram Bingham to Roy 'Indiana Jones' Chapman Andrews? These and even more ambitious questions are addressed in this lively, visual account of travel and discovery, charting how our worldwide wanderings have changed over the centuries... packed with the kind of glorious photographs, illustrations and historic maps you'd expect from DK. * National Geographic Traveller *
If you have a passion for travel and history then you will love this book. Superlative adjectives jump to mind as soon as you see it, but fail to do it justice. Deliciously heavy, it is a sumptuous read and lavishly illustrated: this is Dorling Kindersley at its absolute best... With themes of migrations, exploration, scientific discovery and development of transport, this fabulous book follows how travel has changed over the years and celebrates humanity's endeavours. * Timeless Travels *
The wanderlust of humanity is captured in these pages and images. * RTE Guide *
Charting historical journeys, from ancient chariot rides to interplanetary missions, this is a visual voyage through millennia of travel... a great overview of human wanderlust. * History Revealed *

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