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- DescriptionIsabella Bird was a gifted observer of her surroundings and an intrepid adventurer. Her epic and austere trek from the capital of Meiji-era Japan rthward to and thru Hokkaido gives readers a unique look at late 1800's Japan through the eyes of a westerner. By her rich prose, Bird draws a vivid word picture of the harsh life that confronted t only travelers but the average Japanese. Bird's account is a page turner--one that makes readers feel as if they are accompanying Bird on her trailblazing odyssey. Although the incessant fleas and mosquitoes biting throughout the night can almost be felt, so can the legendary courtesy and hospitality that are the hallmarks of the Japanese culture. This book can be appreciated by all, but especially by those who have traveled or lived in Japan.
- Author BiographyIsabella Lucy Bird was an eminent English traveller and writer. She is renowned for her well-informed, challenging and delightful travel adventures in remote places. She was the first female Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in Edinburgh.
- Author(s)Isabella Lucy Bird
- Date of Publication21/12/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight281 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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