Archive for March, 2014

Bending Adversity

Bending Adversity
Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling spent many years as a correspondent based in Tokyo, returning to Japan just after the country was devastated by the 2011 tsunami. In the wake of the storm, Pilling interviewed numerous Japanese, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians, in an attempt
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Spring Travel Books: Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten

Spring Travel Books: Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten
If you haven’t made those summer travel plans yet, it’s time to start plotting. For inspiration, browse Publishers Weekly’s top ten travel books that are not to be missed, due out this spring. Shadows in the Vineyard. This true crime story takes place at the world-famous Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) winery in the Burgundy region of France.
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The Thing with Feathers

The Thing with Feathers
When placed in front of a mirror, a group of captive Eurasian Magpies faced off with their never-before-seen reflections with aggression and alarm.  After a closer look, however, the birds began to scratch the colorful dots on their chins, watching closely as this action was shadowed in the mirror. The birds had recognized themselves, demonstrating
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The Sibley Guide to Birds: 2nd Edition

The Sibley Guide to Birds: 2nd Edition
Every morning those of us socked by the winter vortex wake hopeful for the first sounds of spring:  the crack of a baseball bat, the roar of a lawnmower coming to life and, of course, birdsong. As the weather warms everyone — from the avid birder to the chilled layperson eager to spot the first robin —
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