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    Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Added t.-p., engraved. LAC ael 2020-10-27 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Kane, Elisha Kent - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1856
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    Essay towards the history of Arabia,
    • Contributor: Price, David
    • Date: 1824
    • Resource: - 276 pages
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    The penetration of Arabia; a record of the development of western knowledge concerning the Arabian Peninsula, David George Hogarth (1862-1927) was a British archaeologist and scholar who between 1887 and 1907 worked on excavations in Cyprus, Greece, and several countries of the Middle East. In 1904 he published The Penetration of Arabia, a work which, as the subtitle indicates, was an attempt to chronicle the growth of Western knowledge about the Arabian Peninsula, rather than a first-hand account based on...
    • Contributor: Hogarth, D. G. (David George)
    • Date: 1904
    • Resource: - 492 pages
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    Russia, India and the Persian Gulf (published as an article in the Asiatic quarterly review for April, 1903)
    • Contributor: Rees, J[Ohn] D[Avid] - Rees, J. D. (John David)
    • Date: 1903
    • Resource: - 46 pages
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    Panama and the canal in picture and prose ... Published in 1913, Panama and the Canal in Picture and Prose is a comprehensive overview of Panama and the Panama Canal in the year before it was opened to commerce. Organized in 20 chapters, the book begins with an introductory chapter about Jamaica, "the front door to Panama." Chapters two through six give an overview of the history and geography of Panama. Chapter 15...
    • Contributor: Abbot, Willis John
    • Date: 1913
    • Resource: - 468 pages
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    Modern geography. A description of the empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies; with the oceans, seas, and isles; in all parts of the world: including the most recent discoveries, and political alterations: Digested ... "Catalogue of maps, and of books of voyages and travels": v. 2, p. 792-802. Vols. 1 and 2 have supplements containing corrections and additions 1817.
    • Contributor: Pond, John - Pinkerton, John - Nicolle De La Croix
    • Date: 1811
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    First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar Appendices: 1. Diary and observations made by Lieutenant Speke, when attempting to reach the Wady Nogal -- 2. Grammatical outline and vocabulary of the Harari language -- 3. Meteorological observations in the cold season of 1854-5 / by Lieutenants Herne, Stroyan, and Burton -- 5. A condensed account of an attempt to reach Harar from Ankobar / [by William Barker] Includes index.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Barker, William C. - Speke, John Hanning - Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1894
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    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 510 pages
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    Klondike : the Chicago record's book for gold seekers. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 began in earnest within 18 months of a major gold strike on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Canada. Tens of thousands of prospectors from around the world streamed north to Alaska and the Yukon in a feverish search for fortune. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers was rushed into print...
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    'Ventures among the Arabs in desert, tent and town; thirteen years of pioneer missionary life with the Ishma-elites of Moab, Edom and Arabia, Archibald Forder was an American missionary, born in 1863, who worked for 13 years in the Middle East, primarily in Al-Karak in Palestine, at that time part of the Ottoman Empire. 'Ventures among the Arabs is Forder's account of his work and travels in the region. Chapter 12 contains a summary overview of Arabia, with brief treatments of the geography, principal cities, government structures,...
    • Contributor: Forder, Archibald
    • Date: 1905
    • Resource: - 386 pages
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    Zigzag journeys in the camel country; Arabia in picture and story, Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous, if not always successful, evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church, and the next...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Amy E. Wilkes - Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1911
    • Resource: - 168 pages
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    A voyage round the world : including an embassy to Muscat and Siam in 1835, 1836, and 1837 In 1832, U.S. president Andrew Jackson, acting on the advice of Secretary of the Navy Levi Woodbury, dispatched Edmund Roberts as a "special agent of the government," empowered to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with countries in Asia. The objective was to expand trade between these countries and the United States. Between early 1832 and May 1834, Roberts circumnavigated the globe. In the...
    • Contributor: Ruschenberger, W. S. W. (William Samuel Waithman) - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1838
    • Resource: - 568 pages
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    The cradle of the war, The Cradle of the War: The Near East and Pan-Germanism is a study of the origins of World War I. The author, Henry Charles Woods (1881-1939), argues that the main cause of the conflict was "the Pan-German desire for domination from Hamburg to the Persian Gulf." The book offers an overview of political and military developments in the Near East (defined as the Balkan...
    • Contributor: Woods, Henry Charles
    • Date: 1918
    • Resource: - 432 pages
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    Arabia. Josiah Conder (1789-1855) was a British publisher and author who wrote or compiled 33 volumes of travel literature about nearly every region of the world, including the Middle East. Conder himself never traveled abroad and composed his works by drawing upon the writings of earlier scholars and explorers. As indicated in the subtitle, Conder organized his book on Arabia into sections. He begins by...
    • Contributor: Conder, Josiah
    • Date: 1833
    • Resource: - 380 pages
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    The preaching of Islam; a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith, The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith is an important early work by the British Orientalist and historian of Islamic art Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Arnold was born in Devonport, Devon, England, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1888 he moved to British India, where he taught philosophy at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (present-day Aligarh Muslim...
    • Contributor: Arnold, Thomas Walker
    • Date: 1913
    • Resource: - 482 pages
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    The countries and tribes of the Persian Gulf. The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf is a collection of the notes of S.B. Miles, longtime British official in the Persian Gulf generally and Oman in particular. They were compiled and published posthumously, first in 1919, and reprinted several times later. This account of Oman's political history is still widely consulted and quoted. Miles covers pre-Islamic history, pointing out that from the...
    • Contributor: Miles, Samuel Barrett
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 671 pages
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    Kinship and marriage in early Arabia.
    • Contributor: Smith, W. Robertson (William Robertson)
    • Date: 1885
    • Resource: - 366 pages
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    Through the heart of Asia: over the Pamïr to India.
    • Contributor: Bonvalot, Gabriel - Pitman, C.
    • Date: 1889
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    Researches and missionary labours among the Jews, Mohammedans, and other sects LAC ecr 2019-01-11 review LAC tnb 2019-01-10 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Wolff, Joseph
    • Date: 1837
    • Resource: - 336 pages
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    The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1875
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    Descriptive sociology;
    • Contributor: Spencer, Herbert
    • Date: 187?
    • Resource: - 94 pages
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    The journey of William of Rubruck to the eastern parts of the world, 1253-55, Translation of: Itinerarium. Bibliography: p. [xlvii]-lvi.
    • Contributor: Giovanni - Ruysbroek, Willem Van - Ruysbroeck, Willem Van - Rockhill, William Woodville
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 389 pages