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Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) 1831-1904

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Works: 311 works in 1,719 publications in 6 languages and 25,031 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Free jazz  Song cycles  Musical settings  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Composer
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A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( )

143 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey
Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and Isé by Isabella L Bird( )

121 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan was published in 1880 and recounts her travels in the Far East, begun four years earlier. Bird was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. She toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Sandwich Islands, before travelling to the Far East in order to strengthen herself to marry Dr John Bishop and live in Edinburgh. Based on the letters Bird wrote home, primarily to her sister, Volume 2 covers her journeys to Yeso, Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Ise Shrines, and includes her experiences of staying with the Hairy Ainu, the indigenous inhabitants of northern Japan. As with the first volume, it includes much detail of the lifestyles, customs, and habits of the people she encountered, as well as a chapter on Japanese public affairs
The Englishwoman in America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

79 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals a great deal of how British society views an American woman
The right sort of woman : Victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire by Precious McKenzie( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric surrounding Empire, freedom, and adventure are nowhere more striking than in nineteenth-century British women's travel writing. The Right Sort of Woman charts the progression of British feminism in relationship to exploration of the Empire. Precious McKenzie introduces us to the lesser known writings of Florence Douglas Dixie, Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, and Isabel Savory, and also revisits the more widely read travel texts of Isabella Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley. Their travel writings explore the hotly debated Victorian ideologies of femininity, equality, and fitness. McKenzie contends that British women travel writers found opportunities for freedom when traveling abroad. Women travelers could participate in what were traditionally men's sports: hunting, riding, canoeing, shooting, mountaineering when far away from strict Victorian social codes of behavior. Because of their athletic pursuits while abroad, British women travelers found their health improved as did their self-reliance and self-confidence. McKenzie considers how sports shaped the British feminist movement and then became integral to the revolutionary image of the New Woman
Korea and her neighbors; a narrative of travel, with an account of the recent vicissitudes and present position of the country by Isabella L Bird( Book )

103 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bird (Mrs Bishop, 1831–1904) was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. Her accounts of travel in America, Hawaii, Japan and Persia were best-sellers. This two-volume work, first published in 1898, was one of the books arising from Bird's visit to Korea and China between 1894 and 1897, the other being The Yangtse Valley and Beyond (1899), also available in this series. Korea was a battleground during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–5, and subsequently became increasingly dominated by Japan, being annexed fully in 1910. Bird provides vivid descriptions of the Korean people, their way of life and customs at a time when the country had only recently opened up to the West. In Volume 1 she gives her first impressions of Seoul, and travels down the Han river, commenting especially on the lowly position of women
The Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

82 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, the indefatigable Isabella Bird (1831–1904) toured the United States and Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, the Far East, India, Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan. Her accounts of her travels, written in the form of letters to her sister, were bestsellers. In 1875 she published her account of six months in the Hawaiian archipelago. During this time she explored the islands on horseback, visiting volcanos, climbing mountains, and living with the natives. The book includes considerable detail about the lifestyles, customs, and habits of the people she encountered, and of the geography and geology of the islands. Her enthusiasm for Hawaii and its people is evident from her vivid descriptions, but she disliked the restrictive atmosphere of the foreign settlements. The book includes outlines of the history and economy of the islands
The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L Bird( Book )

78 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in English and German and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine comedians of various acclaim arrive on the deserted island retreat of a legendary Hollywood funnyman, where they discover that they are marooned without cell phones or wifi and that someone in the group is killing the others
The Yangtze valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory by Isabella L Bird( Book )

48 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The aspects of religion in the United States of America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1972 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six months in the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre-American Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles, in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems of Pacific literature. It is safe to say that no other book about Hawaii surpasses it in fascination. Much of the charm of Isabella's writing is due to her use of personal letters for conveying her her experiences and her impressions. The thirty-one letters that compose the book were written to her beloved sister Henrietta, who dutifully stayed at home in Edinburgh to take care of the household while Isabella was away on her travels. The book is an authentic record of daily life in Hawaii in the late nineteenth century. It describes a life style during the brief reign of King Lunalilo, not too may years before the sad reign of Queen Liliuokalani ended her dethronement by revolution. Isabella Bird met royalty, missionaries, cowboys, and ordinary, everyday Hawaiians. It is fortunate that she left such a vivid narrative of her Hawaiian Interlude
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahs by Isabella L Bird( Book )

45 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bird had never even stepped into the saddle until she was forty two years old in 1872. She went to Hawaii in search of better health and adventure and found both. Bird rode across the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, galloped across Japan alone, then explored Tibet on horseback
Among the Tibetans by Isabella L Bird( Book )

46 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831? October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller, writer, and a natural historian. "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In 1982, Caryl Churchill used her as a character in her play Top Girls. Much of the dialogue written by Churchill comes from Bird's own writings. In Among the Tibetans Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions o
Unbeaten tracks in Japan by Isabella L Bird( Book )

40 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The daughter of a country parson, Isabella Bird was advised to travel for her health. Bird's compliance with her doctor's orders took her to the wildest regions of the American West, Malaysia, Kurdistan, Persia, the Moroccan desert, and China, among other places. One of the nine popular accounts of her adventures around the world, Unbeaten Tracks in Japan traces the intrepid Victorian explorer's 1878 excursion into the back country of the Far East."--Back cover
The Hawaiian archipelago : six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, & volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

20 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written during a seven-month stay on the Sandwich Islands in the mid-nineteenth century, this collection of Isabella Bird's letters describes her impressions and experiences on the islands and her interaction with native Hawaiians
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella L Bird( Book )

8 editions published between 1891 and 1988 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glorious ravage by Lisa Mezzacappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese pictures; notes on photographs made in China by Isabella L Bird( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written and illustrated by a famouse Victorian travelling lady. This was her last journey, undertaken in her 60s, to Korea and China from 1894 to 1897. In China alone she travelled some 8000 miles on horseback and on boats -- Southerans
Notes on old Edinburgh by Isabella L Bird( Book )

4 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Chersonese by Isabella L Bird( Book )

16 editions published between 1883 and 2000 in German and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbetretene Reisepfade in Japan : eine Reise in das Innere des Landes und nach den heiligen Stätten von Nikko und Yezo by Isabella L Bird( Book )

33 editions published between 1882 and 1886 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and Isé
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Author of The Englishwoman in America 1831-1904

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Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were the Reverend Edward Bird and his second wife Dora Lawson

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إيزابيلا بيرد مستكشفة بريطانية

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버드, 이사벨라 1831-1904

비숍, I. B.

이사벨라 버드

イザベラ・バード

イザベラ・バード 1831-1904

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伊莎贝拉・伯德, 1831-1904

伊莎貝拉·博德

Languages
English (1,093)

German (48)

Japanese (21)

French (6)

Chinese (2)

Korean (1)

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Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and IséThe Englishwoman in AmericaThe Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich IslandsThe Golden Chersonese and the way thitherThe Yangtze valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territorySix months in the Sandwich IslandsJourneys in Persia and Kurdistan, including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahsAmong the Tibetans