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Isabella Lucy Bird ä 6 read free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Isabella Lucy Bird Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys free read Î 106 Eautifully packaged volume offers a way to see the world anew to rediscover great civilizations and legends vast deserts and unspoiled mountain ranges unusual flora and strange new creatures and muc I had a hard time finishing this book mostly because of the archaic and poetic style of overly descriptive writing of which sometimes I could only read 6 7 pages max a day but eventually the reading sort of grows with me from halfway through to the end The adventure revolved around plains parks and mountains with majestic views and a lot of wildlife at the beginning of the journey from my point of view she was a lady who sought adventure but craved the comfort of a luxurious stay which was rather vexatious to read about but with the winter coming and some financial shortcomings her adventure became tough and challenging and towards the end of the book she got what she wanted to have a plucky adventure like no other which is something admirable and highly respectable of a woman Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary Study Guide unspoiled mountain ranges The White Nights of Ramadan unusual flora and strange new creatures and muc I had a hard time finishing this book mostly because of the archaic and poetic style of overly descriptive writing of which sometimes I could only read 6 7 pages max a day but eventually the reading sort of grows with me from halfway through to the end The adventure revolved around plains parks and mountains with majestic views and a lot of wildlife at the beginning of the journey from my point of view she was a lady who sought adventure but craved the comfort of a luxurious stay which was rather vexatious to read about but with the winter coming and some financial shortcomings her adventure became tough and challenging and towards the end of the book she got what she wanted to have a plucky adventure like no other which is something admirable and highly respectable of a woman

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Isabella Lucy Bird ä 6 read free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Isabella Lucy Bird Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys free read Î 106 Inspired by Penguin's innovative Great Ideas series our new Great Journeys series presents the most incredible tours voyages treks expeditions and travels ever written from Isabella Bird's exaltatio Isabella Bird was a woman in the late 1800s who was diagnosed with an ailment of the spine So her doctor sent her to Western America to take in some better air After climbing the world s largest volcano in Hawaii she set out to explore the mountains of Colorado All this as a single traveling unarmed woman in the frontier towns of the west She rode horse for most of her journey stopping occasionally to climb mountains that enticed her to their peaks or visit beautiful lakes She was a lover of the mountains for beauty s sake and seemed to have no fear in attaining her most longed for dream to visit Estes Park a region in the high rockies of Colorado I was pretty amazed at her courage and pluck But what amazed me most about the book was the simple fact that her doctor prescribed this journey for her health What a better medical system we would have if you went to the doctor and told him you just weren t feeling to well and he said Well you probably should go camping in the High Sierra for a few months or years Probably the only prescription a doctor could give me that I would ever take and take it faithfullyHer adventures are told through her letters to her sister and are uite well written I would have liked to have known what ever happened to her and why is she someone I have never heard of Electing Judges unarmed woman in the frontier towns of the west She rode horse for most of her journey stopping occasionally to climb mountains that enticed her to their peaks or visit beautiful lakes She was a lover of the mountains for beauty s sake and seemed to have no fear in attaining her most longed for dream to visit Estes Park a region in the high rockies of Colorado I was pretty amazed at her courage and pluck But what amazed me most about the book was the simple fact that her doctor prescribed this journey for her health What a better medical system we would have if you went to the doctor and told him you just weren t feeling to well and he said Well you probably should go camping in the High Sierra for a few months or years Probably the only prescription a doctor could give me that I would ever take and take it faithfullyHer adventures are told through her letters to her sister and are Encounters with Rauschenberg A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture uite well written I would have liked to have known what ever happened to her and why is she someone I have never heard of

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Isabella Lucy Bird ä 6 read free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ä Isabella Lucy Bird Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys free read Î 106 N in the dangers of grizzlies rattlesnakes and cowboys in the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polo's mystified reports of a giant bird that eats elephants during his voyage along the coasts of India Each b I knew Isabella Bird was a Victorian solo traveler who had visited far off places such as China on her own What I didn t know was what a great writer she actually was Adventures in the Rocky Mountains contains excerpts from her book A Lady s Life in the Rocky Mountains 1879 Surprisingly for a travelogue here you ll find a variety of experiences and emotions from courage and trepidation to hilarity and friendship I was really impressed by Isabella s fearlessness paired with her knitting needles and an honest confession of her physical weaknesses Still this middle aged lady exhibits far stamina than I could ever dream of whether it s braving out the freezing cold in a cabin or helping cowboys round up their cattle Through it all she focuses on the exhilarating beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape which is the subject of all her voluntary hardships and a lesson to all of us privileged to travel comfortably not to take it for grantedAmong other uirky characters Mr Mountain Jim Nugent features freuently a handsome rugged desperado who is determined Isabella shall achieve her goal of climbing Pikes Peak Colorado Behind the genteel prose it s clear Ms Bird and Mountain Jim have a thing for each other but Jim s criminal past and alcoholism makes it a futile and bittersweet romanceModern readers should know that Isabella was a person of her time in many ways so there are some derogatory references to Native and African Americans early in the book Interestingly in a later letter she does strongly condemn the way the US government treated the Native Americans p 93 94In both history and human element Adventures in the Rocky Mountains packs a lot of punch for a mere collection of excerpts When I got to the end I regretted not having read the full original and I probably will someday Recommended if you want to read an eye witness account of the Old West from a uniue perspective

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys
  • Isabella Lucy Bird
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 9780141032092