National Geographic : 1911 Nov
i4* - lllli-l- '-ll llill- Nl-ul - nn-ll llull u--fii New Books of Travel for Travelers and Readers of Travel Books A Search for the Apex of America By ANNIE S. PECK, M. A; X A wonderful story of perseverance, courage and final triumphant achieve ment is this story of four trips to South America in quest of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. The interest leads up to and culmi nates in the account of a partial ascent of Mt. Sorata, in Bolivia, and of the S successful ascent of the loftier and more difficult Mt. Huascaran, in Peru. By this truly remarkable exploit Miss Peck reached an altitude 1500 feet higherthan Mt. McKinley, and thus outclimbed any man residing in this country! This magnificent mountain Miss Peck brought to the attention of athe civilized world in 1904, though not until 1908 did she, after incredible perils and privations, succeed in reaching the summit. Her further explo rations include a visit to the source of the Amazon, and two ascents in that Region of beautiful lakes and innumerable rocky and snow-clad peaks. S With more'than 100 illustrationsfromoriginalphotographs. 8vo, $3.50 net; postpaid, $3.72. SLife in the Moslem East SBy PIERRE PONAFIDINE Russian Imperial Consul General at Constantinople Bagdad, the city of the benevolent Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid; the ancient | country of Mesopotamia, round about it; Mecca, Medina, and certain remote S parts of Asia Minor and Persia have furnished the material for this very en tertaining and valuable book. By pen and camera M. Ponafidine presents vivid pictures of this intensely Mohammedan portion of the world as it is today, and has much to say about Mohammedanism, its history, sects, orders, practices, etc., which will make his book of great interest to the general reader and of great value to the student. Illustrated. Large 8vo, $4.00; postpaid,$4.29. SCathedral Cities of Italy I By W. W. COLLINS, R. I. With 60 full-page illustrations in color from paintings specially made for this work by Mr. Collins. Unusually interesting for artists, travelers, architects, and lovers of the beautiful is this new volume from the hand of the author of "Cathedral SCities of England," "Cathedral Cities of Spain," etc. Large 8vo, cloth, $3.50 net; postpaid, $3.72. Cathedral Cities of Spain-A New Edition By W. W. COLLINS, R. I. A new edition containing the text and full-page illustrations in color, 60 in number, of the expensive earlier edition. 8vo, cloth, $2.00 net * postpaid,$2.17. Honeymooning in Russia SModern Russia, treated in a statistical, impersonal manner, might be the excuse for a dry-as-dust sort of volume. But Modern Russia, as seen by a very alert, observant and impressionable American bride, instantly be-, comes a country to charm the casual reader. With 48 illustrations. 8vo, $2.00 net; postpaid, $2.18. SThe American Woman Abroad By BLANCHE McMANUS For the benefit of all American women who intend to travel abroad without the appendage of a "mere man," the author has written a most useful, comprehensive, entertaining, and, in short, indispensable book. As guide, counsellor, friend, chaperon, courier, etc., this book tells one what to do, and, equally important, what not to do, when traveling in Europe. E With 40 illustrations. 8vo, $2.00 net; postpaid,$2.20. Egypt as Seen and Described by Great Writers Compiled by ESTHER SINGLETON I Inthis volume is collected the greatest word paintings in literature of mysterious and majestic Egypt-the land of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. 8 Wzth 48 illustrations. 8vo, $1.60 net; postpaid,$1.79. DODD, MEAD & COMPANY, Publishers, Fourth AeNE and 30th Street tI-i u-II -nnn -IIaIMnin -- Iut I -ohi-IIt I--uHen -ni -uu "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."