A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Volume 14 (Revised)
Isabella L. Bird (Author) Daniel J. Boorstin (Author)
Buy new or used from an indie through our partner Biblio:
In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.
University of Oklahoma Press
December 15, 1975
4.9 X 7.49 X 0.81 inches | 0.63 pounds
Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was a British explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. She began traveling at the age of twenty-three-first to America, then eventually, to Australia, Hawaii, and Colorado. In her later travels she journeyed to Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Morocco, India, Persia, Armenia, Kurdistan, Turkey, and Iran. Featured in journals and magazines for decades, Bird was, by 1890, a household name. She was the first woman to be awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the first woman elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Daniel J. Boorstin, the former Librarian of Congress, is the author of The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson and is the editor of An American Primer and the series, The Chicago History of American Civilization.