Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Here’s our Holiday schedule. Longitude will be closed Friday December 24, Monday December 27 and Tuesday December 28, back for a visit on Wednesday and Thursday, December 29-30, then closed on Friday December 31. On Monday January 3 we return to work, alas, from Arizona, Vermont, Massachusetts and Brooklyn. Wishing you peace and joy, along
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Winter

Winter
It’s official: winter is here — heralded by a lunar eclipse on December 21st no less. For the naturalist in your life, we suggest Bernd Heinrich’s Winter World or Peter Marchand’s excellent introduction to winder ecology, Life in the Cold. The there’s Winter Wheat, Mildred Walker’s classic memoir of coming of age on a Montana
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Material World

Material World
It’s back! The excellent book that launched a series (Peter Menzel and Faith Faith D’Aluisio have continued their globe-trotting career with Women in the Material World, What the World Eats and, most recently, What I Eat, Around the World in 80 diets).  An inspired idea, Material World documents 30 families around the world, each with
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Mapped Out

Mapped Out
London, Paris, Rome, Venice and Vienna too. Melissa Biggs Bradley and colleagues at the savvy travel web site Indagare (Melissa was previously the travel editor at Town & Country) have produced this series of mapguides, featuring “The Essential 3-Day Itinerary for Families.” Printed on indestructible waterproof paper, each includes multiple color maps, meals, activities, tours
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