An Irish-born adventurer in Russian service, Peter Dobell (1772-1852) embarked in 1812 on a long journey from Kamchatka across Siberia to Tomsk. This two-volume work, first published in 1830, contains a detailed and idiosyncratic account of his journey, painting an affectionate picture of the region and its people. The narrative includes ethnographic observations, descriptions of nights spent with local families, notes on the wildlife encountered, and discussion of the problems caused by the weather. Dobell also lived in China for many years, and his remarks on the experience are incorporated into the work. He gives opinionated observations on topics such as Chinese society, traditions, trade and medicine. Again, this narrative reflects Dobell's instinctive curiosity and enthusiasm. Volume 1 covers the first half of the journey, starting in Kamchatka and ending in Yakutsk. Volume 2 covers the concluding part, from Yakutsk to Tomsk. It also contains all of the chapters on China.
One of the great pleasures in life is to travel. To travel...near or far, for weeks or days, it fills the basic desire to explore. Photographs can capture the moment but it is in the words, the descriptions of those precious memories that you can memorialize your thoughts in a journal that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Write down those stories; recapture the images of your journey in your own words in "The Travel Journal."
This book illustrates how time travel will be discovered in one thousand years and documents how these futuristic humans have traveled bask in time to interract with us throughout history and are here with us today. Many self-hypnosis exercises are provided, including fifth dimension travel and teleportation, to train the reader to contact these time travelers and travel in time themself.
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