Travels of an Everyday Man

Author: David Ferguson Elliott

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609118189

Category: Travel

Page: 246

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Travels of an Everyday Man follows the adventures of David Ferguson Elliott, as he discovers countries far and wide. His impressions of cultures around the world will delight you and leave you waiting for his next book, showcasing his further travels. When the author was a young man, he broke his leg while rock climbing. For rehabilitation therapy, he began taking long-distance treks. See the world through the eyes of a man who ventured throughout Britain, then on to Morocco, where he ascended Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Afterward, he began a solo crossing of the western half of Switzerland, and then visited Japan to climb Fujiyama. Accepting a challenge to raise money for cancer research, Elliott completed a 100-kilometer walk in the Himalaya. He climbed Kala Pattar, which is 5,550 meters high, and is revered for its spectacular views of Mount Everest. His book is peppered with wildlife sightings and contains 42 photos. First-time author David Ferguson Elliott is completing a second book about his travels to other parts of the world.He is inspired by mountain climber Norman Croucher, who suffered a serious accident and amputation, but still went on to climb mountains. Elliott is retired and is free to travel where the spirit takes him. He grew up in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and now resides in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, Spain. Publisher's website: http: //

Further Travels of an Everyday Man

Author: David Ferguson Elliott

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781618971500

Category: Travel

Page: 254

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Further Travels of an Everyday Man takes readers along with David Ferguson Elliott as he visits Europe, as well as exotic countries that most will never see, such as Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Thailand and Borneo. The book features David's travels throughout the world, and like his first book, Travels of an Everyday Man, includes his meetings with a variety of people from different cultures. Further Travels also contains accounts of numerous wildlife sightings and more than 50 photos to whet the interest of armchair travellers. In his first book, he describes his chance sighting of a snow leopard in the Annapurna Sanctuary, and in this book writes about seeing orangutans in Borneo. Yet to be seen are tigers in the wild and a komodo dragon. Other experiences include the sighting of the Northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, and an active volcano. The wish list continues to grow, despite visiting various countries and achieving some interesting and anticipated experiences. About the Author: David Ferguson Elliott was raised in Derbyshire, England, and now lives in Murcia, Spain.He is retired and sites his inspiration as many of the historic explorers and mountaineers, but in particular a guy named Norman Croucher, who after a serious accident and the amputation of both legs below the knee, went on to climb mountains around the world. Publisher's website:

Fundamentals Of Tourism

Author: Lalitha Krishnamurthy, Arockia Rajasekar

Publisher: Archers & Elevators Publishing House

ISBN: 8193856597

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

View: 1857

Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism

Author: T. Thurnell-Read,M. Casey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137341467

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 1051

Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism draws together established and emerging academics that have a key interest in men, masculinity, travel and tourism. Through the chapters collected in this volume the reader will be exposed to cutting edge research and writing that offer global and local perspectives within these fields.

The Long, Strange and Holy Journey of Brother Jerome

Author: Ty Johnston

Publisher: Ty Johnston


Category: Fiction

Page: 458

View: 3058

The King of The Middle Kingdom has seemingly gone mad, not only terrorizing his own people but sending forth troops to wage war against all the other surrounding kingdoms. To make matters worse, prophecy seems to indicate the end times have come upon the world. Brother Jerome is a simple man, but once many years ago he was a soldier, and after the destruction of his monastery he finds himself on a journey to unravel the truth about the prophecy and perhaps to play an important role in it himself. He sets out upon a long path which takes him to all the known lands and beyond, and along the way he makes companions and enemies, and faces friendship and betrayal, the angelic and the demonic. In the end, only Brother Jerome holds the key to a new world, one beyond the terrors of any mortal king. But first Jerome must come to understand not only himself, but his place within the world and his place within God’s plans for him. Only then can a true savior be discovered.

Common Men in the War for the Common Man

Author: Dr. Verel Salmon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796044016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 719

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This is the rest of the story of the men of the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, at least those who survived the clean-up at Antietam and the devastation at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Letters, diaries, service, pension and medical records from the Nationl Archives, reminiscences and historical texts merge to tell the men's stories in one of the most comprehensive regimental histories written. From casualty at Bristoe Station to the Bloody Angle to Cold Harbor and Petersburg, the reality of patriotism is enmeshed in disease, death and prisons the likes of Andersonville. The soldiers' successes contribute to saving the Union, freeing the enslaved and improving the blueprint for America's special destiny.

Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579584245

Category: Travel writing

Page: 1479

View: 1387

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Journey From 28th Dwapara Yuga To 28th Kali Yuga

Author: Suresh Kumar

Publisher: OrangeBooks Publication


Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 8071

In this book the author embarks on a spiritual journey to seek out the greater truth about the universe and time cycle and to give a clear picture about various yugas and the secret of kalpa (Day of Brahma). All his travel experience, wisdom and memories are shared in this book to give a deeper understanding about Time Cycle, God and his greatness to the mankind.

Samuel Johnson and the Age of Travel

Author: Thomas M. Curley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820333786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 4075

Although Samuel Johnson's famed ramblings never took him more than five hundred miles from his London home, he was an indefatigable planner of distant voyages. Sharing with his fellow Englishmen that passion for investigating the unknown which had ushered in a momentous geographical revolution, Johnson became the original armchair traveler. His writings proclaim a boundless curiosity about the globe and demonstrate a pervasive preoccupation with travel in every conceivable form. Travel represented more for him than geographical movement; it was a symbol of intellectual growth in his life, his morality, and his society. While Johnson's biographers have all emphasized his fascination with exploration and discovery, no comprehensive study of his complex relationship to the epoch-making geographical advances of his century has heretofore appeared. Thomas Curley's Samuel Johnson and the Age of Travel offers new perspectives on this crucial and surprisingly little-known concern of the man and his age, when English literature brilliantly mirrored the widening frontiers of the British Empire. Drawing extensively on Johnson's entire canon, the works of his contemporaries, and a vast store of much neglected travel books, Curley places Johnson's love of travel and travel literature firmly in its literary and historical contexts. Johnson's career began with the translation of a travel book, yielded numerous articles and essays on the subject in his middle years, and culminated in the publication of his own splendid description of the Highlands in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Keenly interested in geography, Johnson studied well over two centuries of travel literature to validate his own philosophy of human nature and to promote improved literary standards in what was then the second most popular genre in England. His masterpiece, Rasselas, not only enshrined his recurring vision of man as perpetual explorer but also exemplified that fruitful interaction between travel books and belles-lettres so prevalent throughout Johnson's age. Samuel Johnson and the Age of Travel sheds new light on Johnson's career ambitions, his talents in moral observation and literary creation, and his inquisitive age. Johnson emerges in Curley's study as a truly representative writer completely captivated by the romance of Georgian travel and illustrative of the cultural impact of an expanding world picture upon the minds and letter of eighteenth-century Englishmen.