National Geographic : 1911 Nov
Travel Books of Timely Interest Eighteen Capitals of China By WILLIAM EDGAR GEIL, M.A., LL.D., F.R.G.S. Author of " The Great Wall of China," etc. With an Introduction by W. A. P. MARTIN, D.D., LL.D. Ex-Presidentof the Chinese Imperial University. This is undoubtedly the most important work of travel published since Shackleton's "The Heart of the Antarctic." Dr. Geil, the author of this pre-eminent work, is of the stamp of such men as Livingstone and Stanley. He has pen etrated the heart of Africa and made important discoveries in Guinea and New Guinea. In the last six years he has been exploring China, and in two years of this time traveled from end to end of the great Chinese wall. Recently he under took a greater task than this when he visited each of the sev eral capitals of the eighteen provinces, mapping out their sites and collecting a mass of literature destined to form the basis of a Chinese library. With 100 illustrationsand about 12 maps. Large 8vo. Over 400 pages. Cloth, gilt top, $5.00 net; postpaid, $5.20. A Woman's World Tour in a Motor By HARRIET WHITE FISHER This is a striking account of a re markable tour of 23,000 miles in a motor car, made by Mrs. Clark-Fisher. Her ex periences in many lands, among strange peoples, and in circumstances of hard ships, danger, delight, and humor, make this unusual book fascinating to the i motor lover and the traveler. The vol Sume is profusely illustrated with un usual scenes of this notable journey the first of its kind ever undertaken and completed by a woman. Profusely illustrated. Handsomecloth binding,8vo, $2.00 net ; postpaid,$2.25. Edinburgh Revisited Behind Turkish Lattices By G. DUVAL Edinburgh occupies a peculiarly "high By HESTER DONALDSON JENKINS place in the regard of the civilized world, The author lived for nine years in Con and to know it is to know one of the most stantinople, and she has given us here an interesting of cities. intimate account of a Turkish woman's life. Illustratedby Hanslip Fletcher. Cloth, Svo, $5.00 net. 24 illustrations. Cloth, 12mo, gilt top, $1.50 net. In Chateau Land By ANNE HOLLINGSWORTH WHARTON Again, as in her "Italian Days and Ways" and in "An English Honey moon," Miss Wharton takes a merry party of friends upon a pleasure trip. This time the travelers journey through the storied chateaux of Touraine, stop ping en route at some of the pictur esque villas on the Italian lakes. Tzwenty-five illustrationsin duo-tone. Large 12mto. Decorated cloth, gill top, $2.00 net ; post paid, $2.15. J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, Publishers, PHILADELPHIA "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."