A Conquest of Tibet

A Conquest of Tibet by Svend Hedin

A Conquest of Tibet by Svend Hedin is the amazing tale of a journey to the inner Tibet. The book was published in 1935 and was instantly a success. Hedin had the decades before published books from his fascinating and perilous adventures in remote and … Read more and download PDF

The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian

Marco Polo is probably one of the best-known explorers of all time. He was born in the year 1254 in Venice and joined his father’s trade business. In the company with his father Niccolò and uncle, Maffeo, Marco initiated a great journey along the Silk Road in … Read more and download PDF

Riddles of the Gobi Desert

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Riddles of the Gobi Desert by Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. Sven Hedin’s fourth expedition from 1927 and 1935 to Asia led him to Mongolia, the Gobi Desert and Xinjiang. The goal was to map the areas, search for remains of ancient sites and to conduct … Read more and download PDF

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Why risk your life climbing the world’s highest peak? “Because it’s there!” Climber and WW1-veteran George Mallory coined the iconic explanation, and Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance is the epic recount of the 1921-expedition where he participated along with A. F. R. Wollaston and Charles Howard-Bury. Sadly, Mallory … 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

Impressions of Indian Travel

Impressions of Indian Travel PDF

Impressions of Indian Travel was written by the British orientalist Oscar Browne and published in 1903 after his travels in India. He visited large parts of Northern India and traveled by train and boat and this book is based on his notes. Most interesting is … Read more and download PDF

Argonauts of the western Pacific

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Argonauts of the western Pacific is the accounts of a series of anthropological expeditions known as the Robert Mond Expedition to New Guinea, 1914-1918. It has been described as a great classic of anthropological research. The scope of the expeditions was to understand and document … Read more and download PDF