This scholarly book, based on field work in the 1960s, is a surprisingly good introduction to the practice -- and impact -- of Buddhism in Burma. Spiro stars out with a clear and useful introduction to Theravada Buddhism.
This comprehensive guide to the natural history of the Galapagos is practically mandatory reading -- the single best introduction to the geology and climate, habitats, plants, birds, animals, ecology and evolution.
An avid sailor, marine biologist and research fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, Appolonio writes with authority and enthusiasm of native settlements and the long history of exploration and adventure in icebound East Greenland.
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