Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 9)

LINGO by Gaston Dorren
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"For linguists and readers truly thrilled by the meticulous study of languages."
Quirky facts about 60 European languages. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A thoughtfully observed travel memoir and history."
A filmmaker and writer tells the story of the historical figures and ordinary people who have attempted to "control, adapt to, or explore" the largely wild and untamed Andes cordillera. Read full book review >

GEORGE WASHINGTON WRITTEN UPON THE LAND by Philip Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An esoteric book that may enlighten devotees of Fredericksburg geography and the trees that symbolize the man."
A new look at George Washington, "focusing on his poorly documented and heavily mythologized childhood years." Read full book review >
BUENOS AIRES by James Gardner
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A genial historical tour conducted by an affectionate docent with a keen eye and an admiring though sometimes-admonitory message."
A freelance journalist specializing in architecture debuts with a general architectural history of one of the world's most intriguing cities. Read full book review >
BETTER THAN FICTION 2 by Don George
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Pleasant narrative adventures for the armchair traveler."
A Lonely Planet editor's compendium of 30 travel essays by an eclectic group of contemporary fiction writers. Read full book review >

TRAVELLING TO WORK by Michael Palin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A satisfying if sometimes-dark read for Palin's many fans. Those interested in the inner workings of showbiz will find much of value, too."
Now is the '90s of our discontent…. Read full book review >
THE RIFT by Alex Perry
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A welcome addition to our understanding of Africa that occasionally overpromises and underdelivers."
Exploring modern Africa in all of its complexities. Read full book review >
438 DAYS by Jonathan Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Though the story is clouded with public skepticism, this is a fascinating, action-packed account of long-term survival on the open seas."
One man's grueling odyssey across the Pacific Ocean on a crippled 25-foot fishing vessel. Read full book review >
THE ART OF GRACE by Sarah L. Kaufman
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"An insightful, intelligent examination of grace, which often 'seems to elude fixed meaning.'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post dance critic Kaufman reflects on the meaning of grace in modern society.Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN HALF OF NATURE by David R. Montgomery
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A must-read for avid gardeners, those interested in bolstering our precarious food supply, or anyone remotely concerned about their health and the soil under their feet."
A geologist and a biologist and environmental planner chronicle the transformation of their desolate Seattle backyard into a fertile garden and how they learned about the importance of beneficial microbes in their newly revived soil. Read full book review >
CROSSING THE PLAINS WITH BRUNO by Annick Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Bruno is a silent partner, often unmentioned for pages at a time, but Smith relates their experiences in a deliberate, thoughtful way."
Exploring the Midwest, the past, and the passing of time on a road trip with a chocolate Lab named Bruno. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A well-researched look into yet another global market undergoing significant growth due to Chinese businesses and consumers."
Wine Spectator contributing editor Mustacich offers an in-depth account of the cultural and business tensions related to China's growing desire for fine wines. 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 >