Archive for August, 2014

Penguins: The Ultimate Guide

Penguins: The Ultimate Guide
From their humorous antics on land to their surprising grace in the sea, penguins have become one of the world’s most beloved birds. Their endearing behavior, expressive moods and impressive endurance have made them the subject of both entertainment and serious study. Sharing their passion for the flightless birds, wildlife photographers Tui De Roy, Mark
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Book Map

Book Map
This map to the book lover’s fantasy world combines cartography with the classics, mapping over 600 book titles from English literature onto an imagined landscape. Place names include well-loved classics such as Northanger Abbey, Wuthering Heights, Bleak House, Vanity Fair, Harry Potter and Animal Farm. The Bell Jar Pub sits just across the road from
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Great Maps

Great Maps
In celebration of DK Publishing’s 40 years, we’re featuring Great Maps (MAP41, $25.00), a collaboration between DK and Smithsonian showcasing gorgeous maps across time and topography. Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve
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Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad, Cuba
Kindly contributed by Julia Cooke, author of The Other Side of Paradise, Life in the New Cuba, a series of personable essays focused on a unique cast of characters, from the punks to the prostitutes to the Santeria practitioners who make up the youth culture of the island nation. Cooke charts the lives, thoughts and
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