The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson is a wonderful coffee table book with writings about the most recent trends in the world of wine, written by experts from several countries. Mr. Stevenson is an award wining wine writer.
The first think I noticed when holding this book is the quality of the item. The book is lavishly printed, quality pages and magnificent photographs throughout. Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan consists of 13 chapters, all are separated subjects and need not to be read in order
Through Friedrich we are witnessing one of the ugliest events of the 20th century, from the front seat. Friedrich is privy to many meetings and has a personal insight into Hitler’s taking over Germany
The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst many entries into each park, how to get there, what to bring, what do as well as niche advice for those wanting to hike, bike, or camp. Each entry also relates some cool facts about the location.
Journalist Joseph Braude has spent several month embedded in a Moroccan police precinct in Casablanca. The city of Casablanca has many issues (beside star crossed lovers running away from the Vichy representatives and Nazis) drug cartels, al-Qaeda cells as well as crimes which plague any cities its size.
Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea was a strategic area during World War II, General McArthur made it his headquarters before the Philippines invasion. However, life was rough in Hollandia and the soldiers worked hard. To raise moral Colonel Peter Prossen gave the soldiers a treat – a sightseeing tour, from the air, of a lost valley unknown to cartographers complete with natives.
The valley was nicknamed Shangri-La