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A Litter of Polar Bear Books

A Litter of Polar Bear BooksKindly contributed byMichael Engelhard, author of the essay collection, American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and of Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, the only book that deals exclusively with 8,000 years of human-polar bear interaction. Trained as an anthropologist, Engelhard lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and works
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La Turbie, France

La Turbie, FranceKindly contributed by Jonathan Arlan, author of the new book Mountain Lines, in which he narratesan inspirational trek through the French Alps that he undertook in 2015. Arlanovercomes apprehension, nerves, poor physical condition and days of bad weather as he slowly conquers the Grand Traverse route from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean. Along the way,
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BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Alps

The AlpsIn his entertaining new history, Stephen O’Shea drives 500 miles through the Alps, crossing six countries while musing on the historic personalities who braved the forbidding range, including Napoleon, Hitler and James Bond. His account, The Alps, begins with the idea of the sublime and the Romantics who championed it–artists and writers whose works evoked
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