National Geographic : 1907 Nov
ANT BOOKS OF TRAV IMPORTANT BOOKS OF TRAVEL THE PULSE OF ASIA By ELLSWORTH HUNTINGTON A thoroughly readable record of a year spent in daring, solitary exploration of the deserts of Chinese Turkestan, the unknown heart of Asia and the home of the Chantos, probably the nearest of all races to the primitive Aryan stock. Mr. Huntington made a careful study of the country and the people, and his personal adventures fill a volume of unusually interesting travel. It is also a decided con tribution to Science. Mr. Huntington's theory is that geographical environment and climate have a profound influence upon the occupations and customs of these ancient people, and from this fact he bases his claim that the history of mankind during all time has largely been governed by climatical conditions. $3.50 net. Postage extra VENETIAN LIFE By William D. Howells Mr. Howells has made a number of im portant revisions for this noteworthy edition and has written a charming introduction and a new final chapter, entitled "Venice Revisited," that will greatly add to the reader's pleasure in the book. With twenty full-page sketches in color by Edmund H. Garrett, and a handsome binding. Octavo, boxed, $5.00 GREECE AND THE AEGEAN ISLANDS By Philip S. Marden A volume which should be at once a source of pleasure to those who know Greece, and of assistance to those making their first acquaint ance with that fascinating land. It is a work suitable to be taken with one on a Grecian voyage, but, above all, a work to be read with pleasure on returning therefrom. Fully Illustrated from Photographs $2.00 net. Postage extra Boston Please mention this Magazine when writing New York HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.