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.
Poet, anthropologist and novelist, Jackson vividly evokes the " sights, sounds, smells, and feel of West Africa" in this moving account of his return to Sierra Leone in the wake of a brutal civil war, mixing the story of his friend, the politician S.B. Marah with his own reflections.
At the center of this absorbing meditation on the Kuranko notion of well-being, is the author's return to the village in Sierra Leone, where he lived and worked 40 years ago. A poet, novelist and anthropologist, Jackson mixes travel, philosophy and anthropology in this original effort to understand how we not just the people fo Sierre Leone but all of us cope with adversity.
A must-read for whisky connoisseurs, this global journey by the world's bestselling whisky writer is an in-depth look at "water of life" around the world. Jackson's travels take him from the highlands of Scotland to the trendy whisky bars of Tokyo and includes tasting notes, key distilleries and a guide to ordering.
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