Journey An illustrated history of travel

Simon Adams

Book - 2017

"An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery-from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary j...ournals; and works of art. Themed spreads and feature panels capture the romance of travel with evocative accounts, archive images, historic maps, and artifacts, while catalog spreads add glamour and nostalgia, showcasing objects and documents associated with the rise of travel, such as postcards and passports. A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution."--ONIX annotation.

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New York, N.Y. : DK, a division of Penguin Random House 2017.
First American edition
Item Description
Includes index.
At head of cover title: Smithsonian.
Physical Description
440 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Main Author
Simon Adams (author)
Other Authors
R. G. Grant (author), Andrew Humphreys, 1965-