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Inspired by Penguin's innovative Great Ideas series our new Great Journeys series presents the most incredible tours voyages treks expeditions and travels ever written from Isabella Bird's exaltatio. Isabella Bird was a woman in the late 1800s who was diagnosed with an ailment of the spine So her doctor sent her to Western America to take in some better air After climbing the world s largest volcano in Hawaii she set out to explore the mountains of Colorado All this as a single traveling unarmed woman in the frontier towns of the west She rode horse for most of her journey stopping occasionally to climb mountains that enticed her to their peaks or visit beautiful lakes She was a lover of the mountains for beauty s sake and seemed to have no fear in attaining her most longed for dream to visit Estes Park a region in the high rockies of Colorado I was pretty amazed at her courage and pluck But what amazed me most about the book was the simple fact that her doctor prescribed this journey for her health What a better medical system we would have if you went to the doctor and told him you just weren t feeling to well and he said Well you probably should go camping in the High Sierra for a few months or years Probably the only prescription a doctor could give me that I would ever take and take it faithfullyHer adventures are told through her letters to her sister and are uite well written I would have liked to have known what ever happened to her and why is she someone I have never heard of

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Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys

Eautifully packaged volume offers a way to see the world anew to rediscover great civilizations and legends vast deserts and unspoiled mountain ranges unusual flora and strange new creatures and muc. To travel the world alone is a no mean feat To do it in the nineteenth century male dominated society is sheet bravery This book is actually an abridged version of Isabella Bird s popular adventure book A lady s life in the Rocky mountains In this her letters to her sister show that Bird was exceptionally intrepid She traveled alone in the lawless Colorado staying in remote places and interacting with people of all kinds Her description of the beautiful untouched Sierra and Rocky mountains transports you to those magnificent creations of the nature The only disappointment is that this book ends rather abruptly

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N in the dangers of grizzlies rattlesnakes and cowboys in the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polo's mystified reports of a giant bird that eats elephants during his voyage along the coasts of India Each b. This collection of letters written by a badass lady traveling the untamed Rockies in 1873 is wonderful except of course the ugly language about native Americans


10 thoughts on “Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys

  1. says:

    To be alone in the Park from the afternoon till the last glory of the afterglow has faded with no books but a Bible and Prayer book is truly delightfulp 76What?? No That sounds awful I cannot think of a worse time than being stuck anywhere with no books but thoseIsabella Bird was a British woman in the late 19th century who was encouraged by doctors in her late 30s to do a bit of traveling in effort to try to make all her woes

  2. says:

    In the late 19th century Isabella Bird travelled to America after doctors suggested it might improve her poor health This book consi

  3. says:

    Isabella Bird was a woman in the late 1800s who was diagnosed with an ailment of the spine So her doctor sent her to Western America to take in some better air After climbing the world's largest volcano in Hawaii she set out to explore the mountains of Colorado All this as a single traveling unarmed woman in the frontier towns of the west She rode horse for most of her journey stopping occasionally to climb mountains that enticed her to t

  4. says:

    What a trail blazer I was under the impression Miss Bird ventured to Colorado to convalesce from a degenerative back illness however she makes no complaint or mention of recuperation in her intrepid and hellishly exciting account of h

  5. says:

    This collection of letters written by a badass lady traveling the untamed Rockies in 1873 is wonderful except of

  6. says:

    I knew Isabella Bird was a Victorian solo traveler who had visited far off places such as China on her own What I didn't know was what a great writer she actually was Adventures in the Rocky Mountains contains excerpts from her book A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains 1879 Surprisingly for a travelogue here you'll find a variety of experiences and emotions from courage and trepidation to hilarity and friendship I was

  7. says:

    Contnuing to work my way through this set of Penguin 'Great Journeys' and stumbled on this gem Bird clearly a most remarkable woman at the age of 40 and after a long history of ill health and depression in the year 1873 sets of to exp

  8. says:

    I had a hard time finishing this book mostly because of the archaic and poetic style of overly descriptive writing of which sometimes I could only read 6 7 pages max a day but eventually the reading sort of 'grows' with me from halfway through to the end The adventure revolved around plains parks and mountains with majestic views and a lot of wildlife at the beginning of the journey from my point of view she was a lady who soug

  9. says:

    To travel the world alone is a no mean feat To do it in the nineteenth century male dominated society is sheet bravery This book is actually an abridged version of Isabella Bird's popular adventure book A lady's life in the Rocky mountains In this her letters to her sister show that Bird was exceptionally intrepid She t

  10. says:

    Loved it Apart from comments about the 'natives' this is a thoroughly entertaining read Infectious and enthusias

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