As the author points out in the Foreword, the most spectacular explorations have been led by men. Nevertheless women have had some exciting and important if less publiized adventures as collectively demostrated here. The seven included are Alexine inne, a beautiful young Dutch heiress who traveled to Africa to chart some unknown regions of the Nile. Florence von Sass Baker who, with her husband, also went to North Africa; elia Akeley who made solitary anthropological and zoological trips through the jungles of Central Africa; Fanny Bullock Workman who climbed the Himalayas with her husband; athleen M. Kenyon, an archaeologist who excavated at Jericho; Arctic explorer Louise oyd and Isabella Bishop who journeyed throughout Asia. The main emphasis has been placed upon the exploration and contributions of these women, with brief reference to the other important aspects of their lives. The wanderlust which motivated them has been captured in an exciting book for girls.