Christopher K. Brown is assistant professor of English literature at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
"...compares favorably with similar reference sources ... it is thorough and detailed, yet accessible to the lay reader ... of special interest to subject specialists or historians; recommended for public and academic libraries." - Library Journal "...an excellent choice for small and medium-sized libraries that need biographical information in this area at a moderate price." - Booklist "Recommended for libraries needing a concise introduction of travel literature." - Choice "A useful resource for the researcher and the armchair traveler ... Useful for students of literature, history, and cross-cultural studies, this work will likely find an appropriate home in academic and public library collections that support these parts of the curriculum. Some large public libraries, and those specializing in travel literature, should definitely consider this work." - American Reference Books Annual