Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 204)

THE GREAT AMERICAN WOLF by Bruce Hampton
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For readers with a casual interest in wolves, however, Hampton's book will be of interest. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A survey of the wolf's peculiar role in North American history—first as an enemy of civilization, now as an object of pity. Read full book review >
THE SEASON by Tom Kelly
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"A genuine love song to outdoorsmanship as sharp-eyed, bawdy, and unbridled as a gobbler in full strut."
An Alabama woodsman looks back at a lifetime of turkey hunting, refracted through the lens of his most recent season, and he likes what he sees. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A feast for those who hunger after terra incognita. (35 maps and illustrations)"
Entertaining voyages into the geography of the imagination, from a sailor and journalist (Charting the Sea of Darkness, not reviewed). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a sterling tribute to dogs through the centuries. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Early on in this sprightly study, one thing becomes clear: Canines have been good for us, but we haven't always repaid the kindness. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"But if you want to look at this mass phenomenon seriously, here is the place to start."
Courtly prose and amiable digressions distinguish this study of what some may not consider a serious topic: tourism. Read full book review >

TRACES OF AN OMNIVORE by Paul Shepard
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 26, 1996

"Radical, indelicate, opinionated, and dauntingly learned even at their most outlandish, Shepard's ideas on humanity's true place in the environment are well worth mulling over."
If you want to cure the many ills afflicting our species, take your cues from our ancestors in the Pleistocene. Read full book review >
THE QUEST FOR LONGITUDE by William J.H. Andrewes
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 14, 1996

"Attractively designed, this large volume is lavishly illustrated in both color and black-and-white."
Any armchair navigator or scientist who was captivated by Dava Sobel's bestselling but brief 1995 book, Longitude, can wallow at length in the subject with this comprehensive volume based on a 1993 symposium (which was also the origin of Sobel's book). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Recommended reading for budding naturalists. (16 line drawings, not seen)"
A warm, often funny, sometimes discomfiting look into the lives of creepy-crawly creatures. Read full book review >
DESERT PLACES by Robyn Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Davidson's conventional attempts to generalize about an abstraction called India are much less interesting than her well-told encounters with fascinating, lovable, resourceful people. (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An Australian woman spends several harrowing months with desert nomads in the Indian desert, witnessing one of that land's last great pastoral migrations. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF YAAK by Rick Bass
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Even so, this is a valuable document in the continuing battle over wilderness preservation."
An urgent plea by a longtime resident to preserve one of the lower 48's remaining wilderness areas. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Spurning his advice would only be folly. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
In this raw-edged sequel to his Last of the Free (1995), Patterson updates readers on the fate of his lion cohorts in the southern African bushlands. Read full book review >
THE ABSTRACT WILD by Jack Turner
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"This sometimes blistering, provocative, well-written book is an ecoradical's dream come true—and every reader concerned with wilderness issues should take it into account."
Loosely connected but powerfully written essays on our relationship to wilderness. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >