Wonderland of the Antipodes

“One little pickle of a fellow, with bright black eyes, who had quite overcome his terror, amused himself by creeping up behind the others, and frightening them by shouting in their ear, “ Nui pakeha, nui pakeha” (the big white man, the big white man … Read more and download PDF

Walden – Life in the Woods

Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau is possibly the most famous, beloved, and influential book about living in and close to nature. Which is what Thoreau did for two years, two months, and two days (1845-1847). From the book: “I went to … Read more and download PDF

On the Origin of Species

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On the Origin of Species is the magnum opus of Charles Darwin, originally titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. No other science book has created such a revolt in both … Read more and download PDF

Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was published in 1719 and is a work of fiction. But it is written as an autobiography – and the first edition credited the main character as the author, lending it even more credibility! Robinson Crusoe is the captivating story … Read more and download PDF

Up the Nile and Home again

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Up the Nile and Home again – A handbook for Travellers and Travel-book for the Library is the account of a travel in Egypt by boat up and down the Nile. The book, by F. W. Fairholt, was published in 1862 and written both as … Read more and download PDF

The Land of the White Elephant

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The Land of the White Elephant with the subtitle Sight and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia a Personal Narrative of Travel and Adventure in Farther India is the accounts of Frank Vincent’s travels in 1871-1872 in India, Burma, Siam and Cochin-China. Vincent’s descriptions of the societies … Read more and download PDF