Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Best Travel Books of All Time

Travel books have always been an important part of popular geography. They tell a story understandable to the common man while conveying a sense of place and a love for the world. That's why I was thrilled when Coming Anarchy linked to the Eighty-six Greatest Travel Books of All Time.

The books range from 1700s explorer diaries like Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa to modern-day ones like 2004's Along the Ganges. Other featured ones include works by Mark Twain and Rebbecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (which requires the devotion of a monk to finish - Catholicgauze saw first hand what the book can do so I did not even attempt it).

So if you need a book to add to your reading list, here are eighty-six to pick from.

1 comment:

Andy said...

awesome list! thanks for linking to it