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Women of Adventure
Jacqueline McLean ©2003

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  • 160 pages
  • More than 60 black-and-white photographs, drawings, and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 6" x 9"
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-73-1
  • $19.95







“Seven . . . women who pushed their boundaries, both geographical and social, take the spotlight in this smoothly written . . . collection.”
—The Bulletin

Follow these adventurous women to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating places. Mary Kingsley was the first European to enter parts of West Africa and study its culture. An authority on Tibet, Alexandra David-Neel was the first Western woman to meet the Dalai Lama and to penetrate the “forbidden city” of Lhasa. Harriet Chalmers Adams traveled to every country in Latin America and became the first president of the Society of Women Geographers. Marguerite Baker Harrison roamed throughout Russia and Asia as a spy, journalist, and filmmaker. Louise Arner Boyd made a series of seven expeditions into the Arctic. With her extensive travel and writing, Freya Stark established herself as an expert on the Middle East, then worked for the British government during World War II. In 2001, Ann Bancroft completed a daring expedition across the continent of Antarctica.