Blog posts tagged with 'savage harvest'

Best of 2014
Planning your travels for the new year? Dream of new destinations with the best travel books of 2014. Here are, in our humble opinion, the Year's Best Reads for the traveler -- carefully culled and reviewed for your reading pleasure -- including cultural portraits, memoir, photography and, of course, travelogues. The Broken Road.
Summer Reading
Having survived freezing, frequently sub zero temperatures, blizzards, ice, snow, treacherous road conditions and other horrors of the winter vortex, this summer you deserve to stretch out on that beach towel under a warm sun and immerse yourself in a good book, preferably one that transports you to distant lands. Here are some of Longitude's recommendations for a rewarding summer of reading.
Savage Harvest
It’s difficult to imagine a bad time in paradise – the soles of our bare feet strolling white beaches under graceful palms, a fruity beverage always within arms’ reach. But paradise is often not what it seems. Hawaiians killed Captain Cook. Antiquarian novels of exploration (Typee by Herman Melville comes to mind) are simultaneously fascinated and repulsed by pristine “uncivilized” societies, those scantily dressed villagers worshiping trees at the outskirts of Christendom.