The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither by Isabella BirdThe Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither by Isabella Bird

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

byIsabella Bird

Paperback | October 5, 2017

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Isabella Bird, an Englishwoman whose extensive travels and writings earned her the first female membership of the Royal Geographical Society, visited Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong in 1879. She wrote 23 letters describing her adventures to her sister Hennie in Scotland, and named the collection The Golden Chersonese after the ancient name given to the Malay Peninsula by the Greek scholar, Ptolemy. Her detailed descriptions of the Malay Peninsula in the 1870s are in startling contrast to present-day Malaysia and Singapore, and provide a fascinating account of many aspects of the region, including the people, culture, landscapes, and wildlife, all described with the Victorian stiff upper lip typical of her time.

 

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Isabella Bird was a nineteenth century English explorer,writer,and natural historian whose extensive travels and writings earned her the first female membership of the Royal Geographical Society.In 1879 she visited Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong, writing 23 letters home to her sister Hennie in Scotland, and naming the coll...
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Title:The Golden Chersonese and the Way ThitherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.19 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2017Publisher:John Beaufoy PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1912081717

ISBN - 13:9781912081714

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