Archive for October, 2015

An Interview with Georgina Howell

An Interview with Georgina Howell
In the new Penguin Classic A Woman in Arabia, The Writings of the Queen of the Desert, editor Georgina Howell presents Gertrude Bell’s most interesting letters, military dispatches, diary entries and travel writings to uncover her struggles, triumphs and lasting contributions to history. Howell, who defined the character of this remarkable woman in her biography
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Wildlife of the World

Wildlife of the World
Penguins pant to keep cool. The western tarsier has the largest eyes of any mammal, relative to its size; each eyeball is slightly heavier than the nocturnal primate’s brain. An orangutan’s arm span can reach seven feet. African savannah elephants are known to care for wounded relatives. From bird-eating spiders to polar bears to honeybees,
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North Yungas Road, Bolivia

North Yungas Road, Bolivia
Kindly contributed by writer, producer and traveler J. Ryan Stradal. His debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the life of Eva Thorvald from birth to ascent as a celebrity chef through the eyes of the people in her life, a range of quirky characters representative of the great Midwest. Largely set in Minnesota, the
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At the Movies: Everest

At the Movies: Everest
Whether you are planning a trip to Everest or simply to the theater to marvel at the new film Everest, based on the tragic 1996 expedition made famous by John Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, we’ve got the books to keep you informed. The film stars Jason Clarke as expedition leader Rob Hall and Michael Kelly
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