Isabella Lucy Birds A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains: An Annotated Text Isabella L. Bird

ISBN: 9780806131122

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Isabella Lucy Birds A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains: An Annotated Text  by  Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Lucy Birds A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains: An Annotated Text by Isabella L. Bird
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The watershed year of Isabella Lucy Birds life was 1873. In autumn of that year, the forty-one-year-old English gentlewoman embarked by rail from San Franciscos east bay, bound for the Colorado Rockies. A challenging journey, it drove Bird to theMoreThe watershed year of Isabella Lucy Birds life was 1873.

In autumn of that year, the forty-one-year-old English gentlewoman embarked by rail from San Franciscos east bay, bound for the Colorado Rockies. A challenging journey, it drove Bird to the utmost physical effort and initiated her lifelong career in what today is called adventure travel. More than one hundred twenty years after their first publication, Isabella Birds letters to her sister continue to thrill readers with their account of the then-untamed and largely unknown American mountain wilderness.This elegant illustrated edition of Birds A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains, annotated by Ernest S.

Bernard, sheds fresh light on ambiguities and obscurities in Birds letters and contains new details about the frontier Rocky Mountain West -- a region Bird found so beautiful that she gently chided nature for her close imitation of art.Readers will share Birds joy and terror as she scales the nearly sheer face of Longs Peak- her wistfulness and wonder in the company of the dashing, doomed mountain man, Rocky Mountain Jim- and her unalloyed rapture as she glories in the rushing winds, the piled-up peaks, the great pines, the wild night noises, the poetry and prose of her beloved mountains.In addition to a map of Birds 1873 route and contemporary photographs, this new annotated edition includes an appendix that illustrates and charts the course of Birds historic ascent of Longs Peak, allowing travelers -- real and armchair -- to share the dangers and discoveries of Isabella Lucy Birds amazing journey.



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