All-Terrain Women


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During the Golden Age of Exploration, discovering unknown lands was something that typically required a lot of money -- and being a man. Cristen and Caroline highlight the women who dared to defy convention, explore and change the world.

Episode sources:

"Expeditions in the nineteenth century." Livingstone Online. http://www.livingstoneonline.ucl.ac.uk/companion.php?id=HIST3

"Harriet Chalmers Adams: Remember and American Geographer" by Kathryn Davis. San Jose State University. The California Geographer. 2009. http://scholarworks.csun.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.2/2790/CAgeographer2009_p51-70.pdf?sequence=1

"Kira Salak." National Geographic. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/kira-salak/

"Marianne North: The flower hunteress" by Kathryn Hughes. The Telegraph. March 20, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/5012141/Marianne-North-The-flower-huntress.html

"Miss Bell's lines in the sand" by James Buchan. The Guardian. March 11, 2003. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/mar/12/iraq.jamesbuchan

"Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers" by Dea Birket. Sutton. 2004. http://books.google.com/books/about/Spinsters_Abroad.html?id=U1QjHAAACAAJ

"The Amazing Tibetan Adventures of Alexandra David-Neal" by Barbara Foster and Michael Foster. The Huffington Post. Nov. 10, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-foster/alexanda-david-neel-adventures_b_1082451.html

"The contributions of female explorers" by Courtney Stephens. TED Ed. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-contributions-of-female-explorers-courtney-stephens

"Traveling Feminist: Gudrirur Thorbjarnardottir." Penguin Hearted. Aug. 10, 2011. http://penguinunearthed.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/travelling-feminist-gudridur-thorbjarnardottir/

"Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World" by Milbry Polk and Mary Tiegreen. Scriptum Editions. 2001. http://books.google.com/books?id=VD4qnwEACAAJ&dq=Women+of+Discovery:+A+Celebration+of+Intrepid+Women+Who+Explored+the+World

"Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia." Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/379031/Ynes-Enriquetta-Julietta-Mexia

Academic insights:

"Gender, nature, empire: women naturalists in nineteenth century British travel literature" by Jeanne Kay Guelke and Karen M. Morin. Royal Geographical Society. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2001. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3650648?uid=3739832&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104278350547

"Toward a feminist historiography of geography" by Mona Domosh. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 1991. http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/Feminist_Historiography.pdf

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