That sounds like a fascinating book. Night before last on Nightline was an interesting story about a group of students, some sighted, some blind, and some partially blind, on a climbing trip to Machu Picu (sp?) And somewhere recently I saw a program about a blind climber of Mt. Everest. Cindy --- Stephen Baum <steve@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > Finally, even I have submitted a book. > > A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became > History's Greatest > Traveler, by Jason Roberts. > > It was scanned with Kurzweil 1000 (of course), and I > cleaned it up > quite a bit. It should be a fairly easy validation, > though it > contains several hundred (at least) proper names. > Its also a great > read. Here is the beginning of a review from the > Washington Post: > > "Before there were cars, long-distance buses, > high-speed trains and > jet airplanes, there was a man who traveled a > quarter of a million > miles. He did it by cart, by carriage, by sledge, by > ship and by > foot. And he did it "intermittently crippled" and > "permanently > blind." His name was James Holman, and for a time he > was the most > famous of the many intrepid English travelers who > set out for faraway > places at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. > > Holman and his heroic achievements are all but > forgotten today. Long > before his death in 1857, he had faded into lonely > obscurity, a relic > of a romantic, pre-mechanized age. Jason Roberts > first saw mention of > him in a slim book called Eccentric Travelers. But > Holman's only > eccentricity was his urgent need "to cling to the > road like a > lifeline," writes Roberts in A Sense of the World, > an eloquent and > sympathetic biography of the long-gone voyager." > > Stephen > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.