Archive for November, 2014

Midnight in Siberia

Midnight in Siberia
“I struggle awake and there she is,” begins David Greene’s Midnight in Siberia. “Russia.” “Russia,” to NPR’s morning programming host and former Moscow Bureau Chief, is Aunt Nina, the diminutive silver-haired relative of a Russian colleague, who starts his travelogue off by offering Greene some water as panacea to the several rounds of vodka he
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Pinta Island

Pinta Island
Kindly contributed by Henry Nicholls, author of several books on conservation. Nicholls relates the rich and curious history of the giant panda, from its scientific discovery in 1869 to potent symbol of conservation, in his book The Way of the Panda. In Lonesome George, he shows the marvels of evolution, the nature of the Galapagos Islands and
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Ciao, Carpaccio!

Ciao, Carpaccio!
Ciao, Carpaccio! Veteran travel writer Jan Morris hails the Venetian Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio in this charming homage to his work. If the word “carpaccio” conjures images of raw meat to your mind, it’s time you replaced those visions with the something more tasteful. In the course of writing her classic book on Venice, Morris
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Walking the Woods and the Water

Walking the Woods and the Water
In 1933 Patrick Leigh Fermor walked across Europe, from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Forty years later he would record the trip — an insightful glance into pre-WWII Europe — in his famous trilogy, beginning with A Time of Gifts. Now readers can return to his route through the travels of Nick Hunt, who
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