From the Peculiar to the Practical, Advice from C19th Explorer.
The first abridged (and thus digestible) edition of a classic 19th Century manual for the backcountry traveller-its advice is both deliciously bizarre and surprisingly relevant for 21st century adventurers. 'The Art Of Travel' recounts Galton's adventures as one of the first Europeans to explore the interior of south-western Africa. His quaint advice on interacting with "savages," handling elephants, and stopping asses from braying will make you laugh. But you'll want to take notes on his instructions on how to find water in the desert, navigate by the stars, or follow tracks in the dark.