Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 11)

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Artemis Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A solid biography that should introduce more readers to Leigh Fermor's work."
A fondly admiring account of the English wayfarer captures his enormously infectious spirit. Read full book review >
EMPIRE ANTARCTICA by Gavin Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science."
A highly readable, enjoyable account of one man's year serving as a doctor at Halley Research Station, the British Antarctic Survey's base on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Read full book review >

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A deeply felt book that will lead readers to other books that inspired it."
A sharply observed, occasionally overwritten collection of essays on the interrelationships of man and nature, of soul and place. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Pragmatic yet still beautiful and hopeful."
What happens when a man questioning religion goes looking for answers in a theocracy? Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2013 by Elizabeth Gilbert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The wonder continues in the fact that, regardless of subject, each story takes its place in the collection proudly and deservedly."
The latest installment of the travel-writing series upholds the tradition of world-expanding excellence. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A poetic memoir for horse lovers and those interested in stories of triumph over adversity."
A moving account of one family's determination to save abandoned horses, despite the dangerous war that surrounded them. Read full book review >
THE MOUNTAIN by Ed Viesturs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"The depth of feeling here and the writers' hard-earned experience elevate this volume above many other books in the popular "snow and ice" genre."
The world's most widely known high-altitude mountaineer reflects on his Everest career. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Béchard's adventurous travels in the Congo offer spice to this rich, complex account."
Journalist Béchard (Cures for Hunger: A Memoir, 2012, etc.), a foreign correspondent familiar with war zones, probes beneath headlines describing the Congo as "a country of such inhumanity that we find it incomprehensible" and finds another, more hopeful reality. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Warren writes with verve and provides rare insight into our working partnership with canines."
How adopting a German shepherd puppy turned out to be life-changing for Warren (Science Journalism/North Carolina State Univ.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A call to action leavened by Chaplin's recollections of a long-gone way of life, when his parents were part of the Duke of Windsor's social set on the Bahamas and he was a young boy sharing in his father's adventures at sea."
When Chaplin (Research Associate/Academy of Natural Sciences; Dark Wind: A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss, 1999, etc.) was invited to accompany an expedition to the Bahamas to see the coral reefs, he was overjoyed at the chance to relive boyhood memories. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN BRIDE IN KABUL by Phyllis Chesler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Intelligent, powerful and timely."
A renowned psychotherapist's richly compelling memoir about how her experiences as an Afghan man's wife shaped her as both a feminist and human rights activist. Read full book review >