The Art of Travel

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Author: Francis Galton

Publisher: 群出版

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

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十九世紀末的「旅行」(travel)指的是具有拓荒、遠征、測量等明確目的之行動(expedition),蓋爾頓(Francis Galton)這本《旅行的藝術》所談論的「旅行」,正是就此而言。這樣的旅行對年輕人來說,是名利雙收的機會,老練的旅行者也可以接受各種調查委託而靠旅行維生,或是蒐集各地的物資,例如在非洲獵取象牙,也足以支持生活。當時,旅行經驗有助升遷,文筆不錯的話還可出書牟利。 本書誕生自相當切實的需求,原來,蓋爾頓1850~1851年探索非洲西南部時,苦尋不著參考資料,於是他決定自己蒐集旅人的零碎經驗,加以架構,整理原則,推敲出來的東西當可稱為「旅行的藝術」。 寫作背景既如此務實,蓋爾頓所謂的「藝術」也是條理分明而穩健。行前建設心理,評估自己適不適合旅行,這包括物質和心理條件。接著要組織探險隊——若你獨自上路,蓋爾頓給的建議很簡短:「嗜睡和聾聵之人不適合單獨旅行」,「時時保持清醒與警戒,團隊時時受惠,無庸贅言。」探險隊的成員,僕役、女人、通譯等,蓋爾頓一一提點其功能與挑選的原則,甚至附上跟僕役的合約範本。值得注意的是,此節蓋爾頓筆下的女人,簡直與馱獸無異;他對僕役的看法,今人怕也不大能接受。這些地方都能看出本書的時代侷限,卻也是了解十九世紀末英國帝國的材料。 蓋爾頓如此鉅細靡遺的探討了衣著、槍械、牲口、寢具、釣魚、尋路、繩結、木工等。這些項目,今人在「旅行」途中可能用不上,但蓋爾頓豐富的學識和實務見解,以及偶然拾得的洞見,仍然值得今人參考。 作者簡介 法蘭西斯.蓋爾頓 Francis Galton (1822-1911) 英國維多利亞時期的全才,懂心理學、人類學、優生學,堪稱熱帶冒險家、地理學家、發明家、彗星學家、統計學家等。蓋爾頓是提出演化論的查理斯.達爾文的遠房表弟,優生學的先鋒,由於研究優生學的緣故,也對統計學上的相關係數與迴歸有所貢獻。發表過關於指紋的論文與書籍。

The Art of Travel

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Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307481662

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow. Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Travel

Or, Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

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Author: Sir Francis Galton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 247

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The Art of Travel

Essays on Travel Writing

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Author: Philip Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726813

Category: History

Page: 95

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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Xu Xiake (1586-1641)

The Art of Travel Writing

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Author: Julian Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136840486

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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In this, the first full-length study in English of China's best-known travel writer, new light is shed on the importance of the diaries of Xu Xiake (1587-1687) a compulsive traveller who spent a lifetime visiting and writing about China's 'beauty spots'. The general view of his work, that he brought a sober, analytical approach to a genre previously the domain of the dillentante and that his writing was 'utilitarian' and lacking in literary merit is cast aside, revealing Xu to be a figure of his age, his concerns perfectly in tune with the exuberant tastes of other late Ming literati. Essential background is provided with a survey of the history of Chinese travel writing in general with particular emphasis given to the late-Ming period and a resume of Xu Xiake's life. The core of the work examines the wealth of new information to be found in a longer version of Xu's account of his great journey to southwest China, rediscovered in the 1970s. Detailed study of Xu's use of language serves to underline the breadth of achievement of a man who utilised traditional and contemporary Chinese poetic language in order to express an emotional response to the landscape through which he passed. This is reinforced by a complete annotated translation of a deeply personal essay, written towards the end of Xu's life. The book covers a broad spectrum of voguish sinological subjects relating to late Ming China ranging from the huge growth in all forms of geographical writing to the anthropological analysis of the non-Han peoples of southwest China. This book will interest both seasoned sinologists and anyone who has spent time travelling in China or is interested in the art of travel writing.

Zen and the Art of Travel

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Author: Eric Chaline

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781570716164

Category: Travel

Page: 319

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Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives. Many of the great Zen masters were themselves world travelers, starting with Bodhidharma, who brought Zen from India to China in the sixth century. Divided into eight meditations, writer Eric Chaline examines how a deeper understanding of the Zen way of life can enrich every journey one takes, from a simple country ramble to an epic journey across the world.

Glaciers!

The Art of Travel, the Science of Rescue

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Author: Michael Strong,Eckehard Doerry,Ryan Ojerio

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781585920549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 167

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How-to guide on safe travel around and over crevasses and rescue techniques filled with illlustrations and photos.

Elizabeth Bishop

The Art of Travel

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Author: Kim Fortuny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

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"Fortuny maintains that there is practical merit in paying close attention to the linguistic complexities of Bishop's poems. The textures of poems concerned with foreign travel - poems such as "Questions of Travel," "Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance," "Crusoe in England," and "Santarem" - reveal a consciousness that is fundamentally social, in spite of the writer's reputation for Modernist and ahistorical reserve. Consequently, the heart of this study is a series of close readings of these poems, in which Fortuny teases out the nuances of Bishop's relationship to the world in which she lived and traveled, examining her "apolitical" poems through a political lens and encountering her poetic style as politically engaged itself."--BOOK JACKET.

Das Tao des Reisens

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Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455180094

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Mit Nabokov in der Eisenbahn, mit Graham Greene auf der Flucht vor giftigen Spinnen und mit Chatwin auf Wanderschaft - Das »Tao des Reisens« ist die Quintessenz aus den Erlebnissen und Einsichten reisender Schriftsteller. Theroux untersucht den Inhalt von Reisegepäck, durchleuchtet das Gefühl des Fremdseins und probiert unangenehm exotische Gerichte. Dabei kommen in diesem philosophischen Handbuch auch imaginäre Reisen nicht zu kurz - denn letztlich lässt sich lesend genauso gut die Welt erkunden. Paul Therouxs Grundsätze des Reisens: 1. Verlass dein Zuhause 2. Reise alleine 3. Reise mit leichtem Gepäck 4. Nimm eine Landkarte mit 5. Reise auf dem Landweg 6. Geh zu Fuß über eine Grenze 7. Führe ein Reisetagebuch 8. Lies einen Roman, der nichts mit dem Ort zu tun hat, an dem du dich befindest 9. Wenn du schon ein Handy dabei hast, vermeide wenigstens, es zu benutzen 10. Finde einen Freund

Essays of Travel

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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775452662

Category: Travel

Page: 207

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Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health. The collection Essays of Travel brings together some of Stevenson's finest essays, short memoirs, and other works that detail his thoughts on travel and foreign lands.

The Art of Travel

Baggage & Carry on Advice

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Author: Todd Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780944188286

Category: Air travel

Page: N.A

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The first title in the "The Art of Travel" series is "Baggage and Carry-on Advice" based on a collection of articles by international travel safety and security expert Dr. Todd Curtis of AirSafe.com.

The Art of Travel with a Sketchbook

Six Tips to Get Started

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Author: Mari Le Glatin Keis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574216189

Category: Art

Page: 99

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In this book, Mari gives six simple but effective tips to help launch you into the wonderful world of sketching.

The Art of Travel

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Author: Sir Francis Galton

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353568594

Category: History

Page: 368

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Religion für Atheisten

Vom Nutzen der Religion für das Leben

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Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596194582

Category:

Page: 320

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