Take a grand tour through history, from prehistory to the 21st century. Follow in the footsteps of Christians, convicts, communists, and conquistadors. This beautifully illustrated book tracks the travels of Aboriginal tribes, high-seas explorers, gold prospectors, silk traders, Buddhists, Berbers, a bard and a barmy Bavarian. The tales are as varied as the terrain they cover.
Meander along 500 historically resonant trails, 'A History of the World in 500 Walks' combines inspiration and practicality to create a knowledgeable guide book. Starting at the very beginning, the book offers hikes amid some of the planets most startling geology. Stroll towards the present via the pathways of the Roman emperors, Mayan civilizations, medieval pilgrims and Second World War soldiers.
A captivating guide to the paths that have shaped our history.