Books about Women Adventurers

Extraordinary Women Explorers – Frances Rooney, Oxford University Press, 1994

Victorian Lady Travellers – Dorothy Middleton, Chicago Review Press, 2005

A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers  Michael Elsohn Ross

Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored – Milbry Polk, Mar Tiegreen. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1st ed. 2001.

Women of the World: Women Travelers and Explorers – Rebecca Stefoff – Second Story Press 2005

Women of the Four Winds: The Adventures of Four of America’s First Women Explorers – Elizabeth Fagg Olds, Houghton Mifflin, 1999

Women Explorers in Africa – Margo McLoone. Short Biographies. Capstone Press, 1997

Dining with Cannibals

Queens of the Desert

Ladies of the Field

Ladies of the Nile


Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers, 2nd edition. Jane Robinson. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers, Mary Morris. Vintage, 1993.

No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers – Barbara Hodgson. Ten Speed Press, 2002.

Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures 1850-1950 – Alexandra Lapierre, Christel Mouchard. Flammarion 2007.

Women Explorers (Women Who Dare) – Sharon M. Hannon. Pomegranate. 2007.