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.

"Harriet Chalmers Adams: Remember and American Geographer" by Kathryn Davis. San Jose State University. The California Geographer. 2009.

"Kira Salak." National Geographic.

"Marianne North: The flower hunteress" by Kathryn Hughes. The Telegraph. March 20, 2009.

"Miss Bell's lines in the sand" by James Buchan. The Guardian. March 11, 2003.

"Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers" by Dea Birket. Sutton. 2004.

"The Amazing Tibetan Adventures of Alexandra David-Neal" by Barbara Foster and Michael Foster. The Huffington Post. Nov. 10, 2011.

"The contributions of female explorers" by Courtney Stephens. TED Ed.

"Traveling Feminist: Gudrirur Thorbjarnardottir." Penguin Hearted. Aug. 10, 2011.

"Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World" by Milbry Polk and Mary Tiegreen. Scriptum Editions. 2001.

"Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia." Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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.

"Toward a feminist historiography of geography" by Mona Domosh. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 1991.

Topics in this Podcast: explorer series, exploration