A Voyage Round the World 1.0 1.0 (Blackberry)

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  • Added: 07/06/2014
  • Downloads:75
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Developer: For-side.com
  • Os Support: Blackberry OS App

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The Blind Traveler, James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology.

The Blind Traveler, James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeysunprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman renderedtotally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was apioneer of "human echolocation," using the sound of a tapping cane to negotiate his way across theplanet. Journalist William Jerdan wrote that From Marco Polo to Mungo Park, no three of the mostfamous travelers, grouped together, would exceed the extent and variety of countries traversed byour blind countryman. After an initial frustrated attempt to make a circuit around the world, Holman setout again in 1827. Such attempts by a solo traveler were virtually unheard of in the day, let alone by ablind one, but Holman successfully achieved his incredible journey. His remarkable account waspublished in four volumes, of which this is the first. Holman's inspiring life and travels are also thetheme of Jason Roberts' recent book "A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History'sGreatest Traveler."



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