十九世紀末的「旅行」（travel）指的是具有拓荒、遠征、測量等明確目的之行動（expedition），蓋爾頓（Francis Galton）這本《旅行的藝術》所談論的「旅行」，正是就此而言。這樣的旅行對年輕人來說，是名利雙收的機會，老練的旅行者也可以接受各種調查委託而靠旅行維生，或是蒐集各地的物資，例如在非洲獵取象牙，也足以支持生活。當時，旅行經驗有助升遷，文筆不錯的話還可出書牟利。 本書誕生自相當切實的需求，原來，蓋爾頓1850～1851年探索非洲西南部時，苦尋不著參考資料，於是他決定自己蒐集旅人的零碎經驗，加以架構，整理原則，推敲出來的東西當可稱為「旅行的藝術」。 寫作背景既如此務實，蓋爾頓所謂的「藝術」也是條理分明而穩健。行前建設心理，評估自己適不適合旅行，這包括物質和心理條件。接著要組織探險隊——若你獨自上路，蓋爾頓給的建議很簡短：「嗜睡和聾聵之人不適合單獨旅行」，「時時保持清醒與警戒，團隊時時受惠，無庸贅言。」探險隊的成員，僕役、女人、通譯等，蓋爾頓一一提點其功能與挑選的原則，甚至附上跟僕役的合約範本。值得注意的是，此節蓋爾頓筆下的女人，簡直與馱獸無異；他對僕役的看法，今人怕也不大能接受。這些地方都能看出本書的時代侷限，卻也是了解十九世紀末英國帝國的材料。 蓋爾頓如此鉅細靡遺的探討了衣著、槍械、牲口、寢具、釣魚、尋路、繩結、木工等。這些項目，今人在「旅行」途中可能用不上，但蓋爾頓豐富的學識和實務見解，以及偶然拾得的洞見，仍然值得今人參考。 作者簡介 法蘭西斯．蓋爾頓 Francis Galton (1822-1911) 英國維多利亞時期的全才，懂心理學、人類學、優生學，堪稱熱帶冒險家、地理學家、發明家、彗星學家、統計學家等。蓋爾頓是提出演化論的查理斯．達爾文的遠房表弟，優生學的先鋒，由於研究優生學的緣故，也對統計學上的相關係數與迴歸有所貢獻。發表過關於指紋的論文與書籍。
Author: Francis Galton
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Or, Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries
Author: Sir Francis Galton
The Art of Traveling Extravagantly and Nearly Free is a how-to for both business and leisure travelers who want to earn free airfare, hotel accommodations, car rentals, and other perks. For businesspeople who travel frequently, this book teaches how to organize and keep track of travel points and offers dozens of methods designed to cash in on travel award programs. For those who don't travel regularly, this book provides all the tools needed to reap the rewards of award programs and is a convenient resource directory, illustrated with real-life experiences.
Author: Dorice Exline,Keith Stefanczyk
Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers
Author: Sir Francis Galton
Category: Outdoor life
First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Essays on Travel Writing
Author: Philip Dodds
Category: Literary Collections
Mit Nabokov in der Eisenbahn, mit Graham Greene auf der Flucht vor giftigen Spinnen und mit Chatwin auf Wanderschaft - Das »Tao des Reisens« ist die Quintessenz aus den Erlebnissen und Einsichten reisender Schriftsteller. Theroux untersucht den Inhalt von Reisegepäck, durchleuchtet das Gefühl des Fremdseins und probiert unangenehm exotische Gerichte. Dabei kommen in diesem philosophischen Handbuch auch imaginäre Reisen nicht zu kurz - denn letztlich lässt sich lesend genauso gut die Welt erkunden. Paul Therouxs Grundsätze des Reisens: 1. Verlass dein Zuhause 2. Reise alleine 3. Reise mit leichtem Gepäck 4. Nimm eine Landkarte mit 5. Reise auf dem Landweg 6. Geh zu Fuß über eine Grenze 7. Führe ein Reisetagebuch 8. Lies einen Roman, der nichts mit dem Ort zu tun hat, an dem du dich befindest 9. Wenn du schon ein Handy dabei hast, vermeide wenigstens, es zu benutzen 10. Finde einen Freund
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
Author: Francis Galton (sir.)
In this, the first full-length study in English of China's best-known travel writer, new light is shed on the importance of the diaries of Xu Xiake (1587-1687) a compulsive traveller who spent a lifetime visiting and writing about China's 'beauty spots'. The general view of his work, that he brought a sober, analytical approach to a genre previously the domain of the dillentante and that his writing was 'utilitarian' and lacking in literary merit is cast aside, revealing Xu to be a figure of his age, his concerns perfectly in tune with the exuberant tastes of other late Ming literati. Essential background is provided with a survey of the history of Chinese travel writing in general with particular emphasis given to the late-Ming period and a resume of Xu Xiake's life. The core of the work examines the wealth of new information to be found in a longer version of Xu's account of his great journey to southwest China, rediscovered in the 1970s. Detailed study of Xu's use of language serves to underline the breadth of achievement of a man who utilised traditional and contemporary Chinese poetic language in order to express an emotional response to the landscape through which he passed. This is reinforced by a complete annotated translation of a deeply personal essay, written towards the end of Xu's life. The book covers a broad spectrum of voguish sinological subjects relating to late Ming China ranging from the huge growth in all forms of geographical writing to the anthropological analysis of the non-Han peoples of southwest China. This book will interest both seasoned sinologists and anyone who has spent time travelling in China or is interested in the art of travel writing.
The Art of Travel Writing
Author: Julian Ward
Category: Social Science
"Fortuny maintains that there is practical merit in paying close attention to the linguistic complexities of Bishop's poems. The textures of poems concerned with foreign travel - poems such as "Questions of Travel," "Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance," "Crusoe in England," and "Santarem" - reveal a consciousness that is fundamentally social, in spite of the writer's reputation for Modernist and ahistorical reserve. Consequently, the heart of this study is a series of close readings of these poems, in which Fortuny teases out the nuances of Bishop's relationship to the world in which she lived and traveled, examining her "apolitical" poems through a political lens and encountering her poetic style as politically engaged itself."--BOOK JACKET.
The Art of Travel
Author: Kim Fortuny
Category: Literary Criticism
Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health. The collection Essays of Travel brings together some of Stevenson's finest essays, short memoirs, and other works that detail his thoughts on travel and foreign lands.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: The Floating Press
Eric was born in Jyväskylä Finland in 1944 and immigrated to Canada at age 12. After becoming a sheet metal journeyman in Montreal he worked across Canada in the trade. In 1966 he traveled to the West Coast where family members followed later. Today there are over fi fty of his relatives living in the Greater Vancouver area who have settled down, but Eric has continued to travel. At age 32 he tackled an academic challenge and in 1986 graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in history. The study of history, world travel and photography have formed an interesting combination in his life which Eric shares with you in this book. Being a passionate traveler he met a kindred soul in 1970 through mutual friends.
Reflections on the Art of Traveling the World on a Shoestring
Author: Eric Sorila-Rothberg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A detailed account of a fascinating journey through the Ottoman Empire from 1588 to 1589 Traveller and explorer, art patron and collector, benefactor and connoisseur, politician and Danzig mayor, Bartholomäus Schachman lived in a time of major political and religious changes in Europe, a time of grand geographical discoveries, a time when both religious and secular arts flourished, a time of great expansion of the Ottoman Empire. He was born on 11th September 1559 in Danzig (nowadays called Gda´nsk), then the autonomys trade city and member of The Hanseatic League, within the Kingdom of Poland. Danzig was one of the largest Hansas cities and one of the most important sea port and shipbuilding markets. Bartholomäus Schachmans journey through the Ottoman Empire lasted two years from 1588 to 1589, and his album, conveying the tale of his adventures, became one of the greatest travelogues of the sixteenth century.
The Art of Travel
Author: Olga Nefedova,Anna Frackowska,Hyejung Yum
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives. Many of the great Zen masters were themselves world travelers, starting with Bodhidharma, who brought Zen from India to China in the sixth century. Divided into eight meditations, writer Eric Chaline examines how a deeper understanding of the Zen way of life can enrich every journey one takes, from a simple country ramble to an epic journey across the world.
Author: Eric Chaline
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
How-to guide on safe travel around and over crevasses and rescue techniques filled with illlustrations and photos.
The Art of Travel, the Science of Rescue
Author: Michael Strong,Eckehard Doerry,Ryan Ojerio
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Category: Sports & Recreation
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Author: Francis Galton
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC