Travel Books and Writers A Personal Selection
Bill Bryson Has written about travels in: Europe Great Britain USA: particularly along the Appalachian Trail Australia Afr...
Colin Thubron Immerses himself in his journeys and tends to learn the local language and spend a lot of time with the loca...
Bruce Chatwin Great stylist and semi-fictionalised his encounters. Has written about travels in: Patagonia Asia Australia:...
Pete McCarthy Sadly died in 2004 Has written about travels in: Ireland Irish communities around the world, including Monts...
Michael Palin Traveller and comedian / film maker etc. who has popularised the long distance journey. He goes so you don’t...
Robert MacFarlane Academic and writer, who also produces pieces for newspapers and radio. Has written about travels in: Mo...
Other authors… <ul><li>Tim Robinson: Irish meditations </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Deakin: ‘Waterlog’ & ‘Wildwood’ </li></ul><...
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Some suggested sources to accompany the activity in Lesson 7 from the GA KS3 Teachers Toolkit book "Look at it this Way"

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  • Thank you Geoprimary - my sentiments exactly!
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  • These sound as though they would be very useful additions. Great!
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  • Thanks for the additions:
    I could have mentioned Sara Wheeler's Antarctica books as well, plus Keri Smith and Miranda Sawyer
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  • How about women travel writers? I'll start you off:

    Hearing Birds Fly - A Nomadic Year in Mongolia by Louisa Waugh (I thought this was fantastic and I continually found myself questioning how she could have coped with such a different way of living.)

    Neither East Nor West - One Woman's Journey Through the Islamic Republic of Iran - Christiane Bird. I enjoyed this too - even though when I was reading about Iran I was trying to gain an insiders perspective on the country. ( I found her book about Iran, `A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts' a real struggle!)

    Daisy Bates in the Desert (Australia) - Julia Blackburn. Really a biography - though in her later biographies Julie Blackburn also tells the story of her journey as she researches a particular person.
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Travel Books And Writers

  1. 1. Travel Books and Writers A Personal Selection
  2. 2. Bill Bryson Has written about travels in: Europe Great Britain USA: particularly along the Appalachian Trail Australia Africa
  3. 3. Colin Thubron Immerses himself in his journeys and tends to learn the local language and spend a lot of time with the local people Has written about travels in: Russia Asia Along the Silk Road
  4. 4. Bruce Chatwin Great stylist and semi-fictionalised his encounters. Has written about travels in: Patagonia Asia Australia: The Songlines
  5. 5. Pete McCarthy Sadly died in 2004 Has written about travels in: Ireland Irish communities around the world, including Montserrat
  6. 6. Michael Palin Traveller and comedian / film maker etc. who has popularised the long distance journey. He goes so you don’t have to… Recently created a new series on the New Europe. Has written about travels in: Virtually everywhere….
  7. 7. Robert MacFarlane Academic and writer, who also produces pieces for newspapers and radio. Has written about travels in: Mountain landscapes of the world, particularly the Alps The Himalayas “ The Wild Places” of the British Isles Extract here: http://books.guardian.co.uk/firstbook2003/story/0,,1084173,00.html
  8. 8. Other authors… <ul><li>Tim Robinson: Irish meditations </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Deakin: ‘Waterlog’ & ‘Wildwood’ </li></ul><ul><li>Ted Simon: Motorbike around the world… </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Theroux: several classic books </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Moore: funny, quirky travels in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Parks: life and travel in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Leigh Fermor: travels through a vanished world.. </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Raban: sailing and autobiography… </li></ul>
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