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READ ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Isabella Lucy Bird Xaltation 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 beauti. 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

CHARACTERS Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys

CHARACTERS Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great Journeys By Isabella Lucy Bird ✓ – Inspired by Penguin's innovative Great Ide Fully packaged volume offers a way to see the world Adventures in PDF anew to rediscover great civilizations and legends vast deserts and unspoiled mountain ranges unusual flora and strange new creatures and muc. To travel the world alone is a no mean feat To do it in the nineteenth century male dominated society is sheet bravery This book is actually an abridged version of Isabella Bird's popular adventure book A lady's life in the Rocky mountains In this her letters to her sister show that Bird was exceptionally intrepid She traveled alone in the lawless Colorado staying in remote places and interacting with people of all kinds Her description of the beautiful untouched Sierra and Rocky mountains transports you to those magnificent creations of the nature The only disappointment is that this book ends rather abruptly

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Adventures in the Rocky Mountains Penguin Great JourneysInspired by Penguin's innovative Great Ideas the Rocky ePUB #9734 series our new Great Journeys series presents the most incredible tours voyages treks expeditions and travels ever written from Isabella Bird's e. To be alone in the Park from the afternoon till the last glory of the afterglow has faded with no books but a Bible and Prayer book is truly delightfulp 76What No That sounds awful I cannot think of a worse time than being stuck anywhere with no books but thoseIsabella Bird was a British woman in the late 19th century who was encouraged by doctors in her late 30s to do a bit of traveling in effort to try to make all her woes better She took them up on that offer and had horrible adventures like the one detailed above from page 76 of this unfortunately abridged version of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains In addition to that above statement she was thrown from a horse during an encounter with an ambling grizzly bear and nearly froze her tits off night after night in a cabin that provided her very little protection from the elements We all cried and moaned about the Polar Vortex not that long ago Yeah we got nothing on this ladyShe woke up to find the sheet she used to cover her head had frozen to her faceBird had a few not so nice things to say about Native Americans Chinese and I think some Mexicans and definitely cowboys she was a product of her time and place a British woman traveling in a fairly unexplored part of America the Colorado territory out of her element This doesn't explain her attitude towards well everyone but there it is She didn't at least shy away from some adventure wanting to ride her horse not side saddle like women ought to do in that day but just like a man because that's the only way you can actually get somewhereNot only did she ride rough with the men folk she wrote about it as well I like writing too but put me on a trail for a couple hours I'm pretty well worthless by the time I get in at the end of the day And here she's all tramping through the woods no trail avoiding bears and rattlesnakes and chipmunks spelled back then 'chipmonks' isn't that adorable wearing however many layers of skirt and she gets where she's going pulls out paper and is all Dear sister writing some of the most lovely prose about the Rocky Mountains I've ever read Except for those parts where she wrote really awful things about anyone who wasn't white or I guess BritishPenguin had this great idea to make this Great Journey's collection publishing abridged versions of some great travelogues from history both men and women I'm excited about that though continuously saddened by the fact that this was an abridgment just because abridgments make me incredibly sad I have a few others that I got at the same time that I picked this one up and I'll check them out Ultimately though I'd rather read the complete works from which they were abridged The idea with this collection I suppose is that they're small enough to stick in a backpack on one of your own adventures sitting by the campfire at night or next to a bubbling brook during a break in your hike And it's true reading Bird's words about her travels through the Rocky Mountains wants me to drop everything and go backpacking except for all the bad things Bird went through While there is no longer a Mountain Jim to help me along the way who knows who I might meet up with AdventureI will say this though there will be in my backpack than a freaking Bible and a prayer book because come on