Who knew learning Norwegian could be so much fun? Interactive software now comes with the ever-popular NORWEGIAN in 10 minutes a day® Book making it faster and easier to speak Norwegian. It's the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Full of fun activities and useful study tools such as Sticky Labels and a Cut-Out Menu Guide, it'll have you saying "god dag" in no time. Perfect for travelers and students of any age!
With superbly crafted maps covering the entire globe, this new edition of Oxford's Essential World Atlas offers thorough geographical coverage at an affordable price. In addition to a unique city-mapping program, theEssential Atlas features dozens of thematic maps, charts, and graphs that explain many fundamental concepts in human geography. The new Seventh Edition also includes coverage of up-to-the-minute political and topographical changes.
Essential World Atlas is packed with collateral information, such as statistics on the area, population, and annual income of every country in the world. Metro maps of dozens of cities provide detailed information on tourist attractions, public transportation, and other aspects of interest to the traveler. Enhancing its utility, the map section is fully indexed, allowing for quick reference. The Atlas also boasts a selection of stunning satellite images that provide an impression of our world from above, offering insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert. Finally, the atlas includes a thematic "World in Focus" section, easy-to-use indices, survey data, and colorful illustrations of flags from around the world.
Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, the Seventh Edition of Oxford's Essential World Atlas is an indispensable resource for students, teachers, armchair travelers, tourists, and anyone else curious about the far-flung corners of the globe.
A handy pocket-sized book, conveniently bound in a durable yet flexible laminated cover, this new edition of the Pocket World Atlas contains full-color digitally produced maps as well as the latest statistics for countries and cities. The maps are carefully colored to show terrain as well as elevation, and the latest changes to major transportation routes and administrative boundaries are clearly depicted. A 64-page index follows the maps and contains more than 15,000 entries of places and geographical features, and the atlas also boasts such unique features as 24 city plans, a gazetteer of nations, maps of time zones and flight paths, and world climate averages.
$75.00 USD $25.00 USD
visual narratives of Buddhist pilgrims' journeys and the paraphernalia of those journeys
National Geographic Traveller's Guide
Off-the-Beaten-Path excursions | Insider Tips | Not-to-Be-Missed Lists | Authentic Experiences
National Geographic Traveller's Guide
Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions | Insider Tips | Not-to-Be-Missed Lists | Authentic Experiences
In this transformative book, award-winning poet and essayist James Lenfestey makes an epic journey across the world to find the Cold Mountain Cave, a location long believed to exist only in myths and the ancient home of his idol, Han Shan, author of the Cold Mountain poems. Lenfestey's voyage takes him from the Midwestern United States to Tokyo to a road trip across the expanse of China with frequent excursions to the country's rich historical and cultural landmarks. As he makes his way to the cave, Lenfestey learns more than history or geography; he discovers his identity as a writer and a poet. Interspersed with poems by both the author and Han Shan, Seeking the Cave will appeal to lovers of poetry and travel narrative alike.
$12.99 USD $10.99 USD
The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback.
In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World vividly re-creates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. Jennifer Armstrong narrates this unbelievable story with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive.
by Jennifer Armstrong
$23.95 USD $3.00 USD - SOLD OUT
Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art. In Slang: The People's Poetry, Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question "What is Slang" and defending slang--and all forms of nonstandard English--as integral parts of the American language. Why is an expression like "bed head" lost in a lexical limbo, found neither in slang nor standard dictionaries? Why are snow-boarding terms such as "fakie," "goofy foot," "ollie" and "nollie" not considered slang? As he addresses these and other lexical curiosities, Adams reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are "down with it" from those who are "out of it." Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines--indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as "bad" language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang's playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry.
By: Michael Adams
Published by: Oxford University Press
$27.95 USD $19.95 USD
When did English become American? What distinctive qualities made it American? What role have America's democratizing impulses, and its vibrantly heterogeneous speakers, played in shaping our language and separating it from the mother tongue?
Speaking American explores—and celebrates—the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of American English.
by Richard W. Bailey
Claude Brown called Black English "Spoken Soul." Toni Morrison said, "It's a love, a passion. Its function is like a preacher's: to make you stand out of your seat, make you lose yourself and hear yourself. The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language."
Now renowned linguist John R. Rickford and journalist Russell J. Rickford provide the definitive guide to African American vernacular English-from its origins and features to its powerful fascination for society at large.
"brilliantly fills a huge gap. . . . a delightfully readable introduction to the elegant interweave between the language and its culture."
-Ralph W. Fasold, Georgetown university
"A lively, well-documented history of Black English . . . that will enlighten and inform not only educators, for whom it should be required reading, but all who value and question language."
"Spoken Soul is a must read for anyone who is interested in the connection between language and identity."
Swahili Chic unveils an exotic approach to gracious living from a 2,000-year-old culture rich in beauty and sophistication. In this gloriously illustrated book, world traveler and style expert Bibi Jordan introduces Swahili shule --the Swahili school of design, architecture, and graceful living that instills a sense of simplicity, sensuality, and spirituality to any interior. Travel from the coral atoll islands of East Africa to the warm trade winds of the Indian Ocean and discover the land where African kings, Arabian sultans, Chinese sailors, American whalers, and French pirates met to trade jewels,spices, and colorful fabrics.
Swahili Chic features the sensual coral palaces and historic traveler's inns of UNESCO world heritage sites Lamu and Zanzibar, as well as the romantic seaside cottages and eco-adventure resorts of Mombasa and Malindii. Individual chapters detail each region's rich culture and history, and highlight the most intriguing and inspirational aspects of the region's decor, making this an ideal book for the decorator, the armchair traveler, and the globetrotting adventurer. The final section features Bibi Jordan's expert guidance to integrating aspects of Swahili Chic into any decor, bringing the beauty, color, and grace of this timeless culture to the modern home, wherever in the world it may be.
Text and photography by Bibi Jordan and foreword by Richard Leakey
$19.95 USD $15.95 USD
This book is a comprehensive, practical resource for travelers, trekkers, and climbers who are going to be living at high elevation for any period of time. The author simplifies and organizes the technical information found in scientific texts and combines it with excerpts from actual expedition accounts and narratives to present a complete picture of how altitude affects the body both physically and psychologically. The book also includes complete guidelines for how to prepare for travel at altitude, including how to train and acclimatize, what to bring, how to treat altitude sickness should it occur, and how to "come down" from an experience at high altitude.
by Mike Farris
$9.95 USD $7.95 USDThousands of years after its creation, the art of ancient Egypt holds a strong attraction for modern viewers. From the mysterious images of Egyptian funerary art, to the stylized depictions of the mighty god-kings, the pharaohs, to the elegant simplicity and craftsmanship of everyday Egyptian objects, the archaeological remnants of this ancient culture continue to inspire admiration and awe. These thirty masterworks are all from the Brooklyn Museum of Art's renowned collection of Egyptian antiquities. Pomegranate s books of postcards contain thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Note: postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.
$24.99 USD $19.99 USD
Andrew Zimmern, the host of The Travel Channel’s hit series Bizarre Foods, has an extraordinarily well-earned reputation for traveling far and wide to seek out and sample anything and everything that’s consumed as food globally, from cow vein stew in Bolivia and giant flying ants in Uganda to raw camel kidneys in Ethiopia, putrefied shark in blood pudding in Iceland and Wolfgang Puck's Hunan style rooster balls in Los Angeles. For Zimmern, local cuisine — bizarre, gross or downright stomach turning as it may be to us -- is not simply what’s served at mealtime. It is a primary avenue to discovering what is most authentic — the bizarre truth — about cultures everywhere.
by Andrew Zimmern
Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem, The Conference of the Birds.
In The Conference of the Birds Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis breathes new life into this foundational Sufi poem, revealing its profound lessons.
Sis's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of an epic flight of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh. Drawn from all species, the band of birds is led by the hoopoe. He promises that the voyage to the mountain of Kaf, where Simorgh lives, will be perilous and many birds resist, afraid of what they might encounter. Others perish during the passage through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death.
Those that continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them. In this lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the meaning of it all, Peter Sis shows the pain, and beauty, of the human.
By Peter Sis
This magnificent book presents the entire world view of Islam--its beliefs, traditions, institutions, and its place in the cultures in which it has taken root. A comprehensive and authoritative statement of the faith of Islam, written for those of all faiths. More than 300 photographs, drawings, and other illustrations, 75 original maps.
By Ismail R. al-Faruqi and Lois Lamya al Faruqi
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought
$19.95 USD $5.00 USD - SOLD OUT
Enjoy the colorful vernacular of a bygone era in this magnificently researched alphabetic guidebook to the slang of the 1930s. Often referred to as the Dirty Thirties, it was a time marked by economic hardship, unemployment and excessive crime. The words and phrases reflect this, mirroring the concerns and vices of the day with a myriad of colloquialisms. Typographic flourishes and illustrations by award-winning artist Tony Millionaire breathe life into the idioms and elevate this volume to the status of lasting tribute.
By Daniel Riccuito
Publisher: Gingko Press
$12.00 USD - SOLD OUT
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In The Dialectic of Freedom, Maxine Greene argues that freedom must be achieved through continuing resistance to the forces that limit, condition, determine, and - too frequently - oppress. Examining the interrelationship between freedom, possibility, and imagination in American education, Greene taps the fields of philosophy, history, educational theory, and literature in order to discuss the many struggles that have characterized American's quests for freedom in the midst of what is conceived to be a free society. Accounts of the lives of women, immigrants, and minority groups highlight the ways in which Americans have gone in search of openings in their lived situations, learned to look at things as if they could be otherwise, and taken action on what they found.
By Maxine Green
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro
"You can't unring a bell." "It takes a village to raise a child." "Life is just a bowl of cherries." We sometimes think of proverbs as expressions of ancient wisdom, but in fact new proverbs are constantly arising. This unique volume is devoted exclusively to English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The most complete and accurate such collection ever compiled, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs presents more than 1,400 individual proverbs gathered and researched with the help of electronic full-text databases not previously used for such a project.
Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb. Mundane or sublime, serious or jocular, these memorable sayings represent virtually every aspect of the modern experience. Readers will find the book almost impossible to put down once opened; every page offers further proof of the immense vitality of proverbs and their colorful contributions to the oral traditions of today.
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A dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do written by The Middle actress Eden Sher and illustrated by acclaimed graphic novelist Julia Wertz.
All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up.
The result of this is The Emotionary, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful. Chock full of words you always wanted/never knew you needed, often accompanied by illustrations of hilarious and all-too-familiar situations, The Emotionary will be a cherished tool for you or the world-class feelings-haver in your life.
At long last, all your complicated feelings can be put into words, so you can recognize them for what they are, speak their names aloud, and move on. Finally!
By Eden She and Julia Wertz
The Freedom Writers
with Erin Gruwell
Publisher: Broadway Books
$14.95 USD $11.95 USD
The Everglades region is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the U.S., and M. Timothy O’Keefe will help you find and photograph this natural wonder—from great blue herons to rare American crocodiles, from sparkling beaches to mangrove swamps. This indispensable guide also covers the 80 percent of the Everglades that’s outside the park’s boundaries. Includes coverage of the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation. 96 color photographs.
by M. Timothy O'Keefe
Writer Susan Frank and cartoonist Phil Frank present The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, an insider's look at Yellowstone National Park. Ranger Norm - a cartoon version of Norm Bishop, a veteran Yellowstone ranger - is the reader's own personal tour guide, offering guidance on every aspect of the park, from Old Faithful to the difference between a grizzly and a black bear. To help plan the perfect trip, Susan and Phil have also included a telephone directory, a list of tour operators, and descriptions of classes and educational programs. With Phil Frank's charming illustrations and up-to-date information on accommodations, camping, dining, flora and fauna, and recreational options, The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone is the perfect companion for exploring this remarkable destination.
By Susan and Phil Frank
A Shopping and Touring Guide
by Maribeth Clemente
Author of The Riches of France and The Chic Shopper's Guide to Paris
In this cycle of poetry and stories, Navajo writer Luci Tapahonso shares memories of her home in Shiprock, New Mexico, and of the places and people there. Through these celebrations of birth, partings, and reunions, this gifted writer displays both her love of the Navajo world and her resonant use of language. Blending memoir and fiction in the storytelling style common to many Indian traditions, Tapahonso's writing shows that life and death are intertwined, and that the Navajo people live with the knowledge that identity is formed by knowing about the people to whom one belongs. The use of both English and Navajo in her work creates an interplay that may also give readers a new way of understanding their connectedness to their own inner lives and to other people.
Luci Tapahonso shows how the details of everyday life whether the tragedy of losing a loved one or the joy of raising children, or simply drinking coffee with her uncle bear evidence of cultural endurance and continuity. Through her work, readers may come to better appreciate the different perceptions that come from women's lives."
By Luci Tapahonso
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
$21.95 USD $11.95 USD
Beyond politics, little is known about Myanmar (Burma). Highlighting the country's great beauty and hospitality, this bookis dedicated to the local residents whose warmth and encouragementare its inspiration. From helping a community library in New Bagan to breakfast with 2,700 monks in Mandalay, adventurers and armchair voyagers will discover the secrets of savvy expatriates, seasoned travelers, and inspired locals. With its unique insights into dining, shopping, sightseeing, and culture, To Myanmar With Love is a one-of-a-kind guide for the passionate traveler.
Edited by Morgan Edwardson
$18.00 USD $6.00 USD
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've taken from two others: Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we know who to thank for Panama hats and Bermuda shorts. But did you know that Tuxedo Park, New York, brought Americans a staple of formal wear? Or that the Bikini Atoll gave us something dramatically less formal?
In this ingenious follow-up to the popular Anonyponymous, John Bemelmans Marciano brings us a new, geographical, way of thinking about words. This book takes us on a lively tour of American, European, and world history, revealing our linguistic heritage in all its richness and―to use another toponym―serendipity. Illustrated with maps drawn in Marciano's witty style, this book is consistently smart, entertaining, and enlightening. It makes a perfect gift for language lovers, whether they come from Cologne, Germany, or the Canary Islands.
By: John Bemelmans Marciano
Published by: Bloomsbury
Regardless of why a person is traveling abroad, having up-to-date health information before departing and readily available along the way is critical. Travel Health Guide is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense book. The guide begins by helping travelers get ready, with pointers on first-aid kits and pre-travel inoculations. There is a large section on the most frequently encountered infectious diseases and medical concerns, such as malaria, traveler's diarrhea and altitude sickness. The traveler will find at-a-glance answers to:
What is it?
What are the symptoms?
How do you get it?
Where do you get it?
How do you prevent it?
What to do if you get it?
There is also an encyclopedic directory with important information on other diseases, conditions and health issues that a traveler may encounter around the world.Along with maps showing the prevalence of infections throughout the world are numerous charts, including those on vaccines and anti-malaria treatments. The guide concludes with a section for returning travelers.
by Dr. Mark Wise
$14.95 USD $4.00 USD
Donald Richie's newest collection of travel essays explores all the corners of Asia and slightly beyond as it sweeps through Egypt, India, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Thailand, Yap, and Japan. Richie is an observer and wanderer, reveling in the freedom to not be himself but always aware of his role as an outsider. Similar to his other works, there remains a sense that these landscapes, these cultures, and these delights will soon be no more.
By Donald Richie
In 1325, the great Arab traveler Ibn Battutah set out from his native Tangier in North Africa on pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned nearly thirty years later, he had seen most of the known world, covering three times the distance allegedly traveled by the great Venetian explorer Marco Polo—some 75,000 miles in all.
Captivated by Ibn Battutah’s account of his journey, the Arabic scholar and award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith set out to follow in the peripatetic Moroccan’s footsteps. Traversing Egyptian deserts and remote islands in the Arabian Sea, visiting castles in Syria and innumerable souks in medieval Islam’s great cities, Mackintosh-Smith sought clues to Ibn Battutah’s life and times, encountering the ghost of “IB” in everything from place names (in Tangier alone, a hotel, street, airport, and ferry bear IB’s name), to dietary staples to an Arabic online dating service— and introducing us to a world of unimaginable wonders.
By necessity, Mackintosh-Smith’s journey may have cut some corners (“I only wish I had the odd thirty years to spare, and Ibn Battutah’s enviable knack of extracting large amounts of cash, robes and slaves from compliant rulers.”) But in this wry, evocative, and uniquely engaging travelogue, he spares no effort in giving readers an unforgettable glimpse into both the present-day and fourteenth-century Islamic worlds.
By Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Illustrations by Martin Yeoman
Publisher: Random House Inc
$14.00 USD $6.00 USD
Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words!
Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology—the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words—featuring:
•A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns
•Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.”—Groucho Marx)
•Fascinating oronyms: a pair of phrases that differ in meaning and spelling, yet share a similar pronunciation (“The stuffy nose can lead to problems” versus “The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”)
•Peculiar oxymora: words or phrases that are self-contradictory (Jumbo shrimp! Guest host! Gold silverware!)
So sit back and get ready to learn about everything from antigrams and aptanagrams to kangaroo words and phantonyms. You’ll never look at language the same again!
By: Rod L. Evans
Published by: Penguin Books
$16.95 USD $10.95 USD
This is the Sahel, the southern 'shore' of the Sahara, where rainfall patterns have been devastated by climate change and people's traditional livelihoods turned upside down.
For twenty-five years Peter Hudson has been visiting the same village in the south of Mauritania. We follow him through eleven days of his most recent trip to see his old friend Salif.
Here is a rich tapestry of life stories and vibrant characters, woven in with the myriad problems faced by Peter and Salif's development projects. We witness the efforts communities are making to adapt to new global realities; we meet pastoralists, entrepreneurs and women's vegetable-growing co-ops; and we experience the raw beauty of a land uncluttered by much that assails us in the modern world.
A travel book that reads like a novel, this is an intimate portrait of a region at the sharp end of a world at odds with itself.
by Peter Hudson
Peter Hudson has traveled widely in Mauritania and other parts of West Africa and has written several books including Leaf in the Wind, Travels in Mauritania, and Two Rivers.
$22.95 USD $18.95 USD
Iconic peaks reflected in tranquil mountain lakes, sweeping hillsides blanketed in wild flowers and dramatic, sprawling glaciers characterize the Alps. Discover why this mighty range, the birthplace of modern mountain walking has enthralled walkers for centuries.
by Kev Reynolds
JA Travel Journal - open the pages and use this journal to keep track of your travels across the United States and Canada!
How to sound like you're from here, no matter where you are in America.
Wicked Good Words is a collection of words and phrases from places across the United States. Organized by region and peppered with engaging sidebars, it's a uniquely American road trip. You'll discover:
* In Ohio, that titillating talk about a four-way is all about a type of chili.
* When you rush the growler in Appalachia, you're filling your lunch pail with beer.
* A frog strangler in the South will send you running for cover: it's a heavy rain.
* In Louisiana and Texas, someone caught pirooting is nosing around.
* In the Northwest, something that's spendy is too expensive.
* A skeeter hawk, darning needle, snake feeder, spindle, ear sewer, needle, snake doctor, and stinger all refer to the same thing: a mosquito, depending on where you get attacked.
"Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again."
-Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED
"As someone who grew up in the land of wicked pissa Sox games, what a delight it was to read about alligator pears, sundogs, piggling, sad cakes, doodinkus, jacklegs, and so many other American regionalisms."
-David Wolman, author of Righting the Mother Tongue
By Mim Harrison
$16.95 USD - SOLD OUT
Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette (brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny) these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.
On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from "Little Paris" to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region - including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown - and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world's largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden) has become home by choice or by force.
In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening - and sometimes jaw-dropping - journey.
by John Gimlette
"If a lion could speak, we would not understand him."
A modern and unconventional tale of creation and life force, Wild Things is a tribute to all that remains untouched by human civilization. Openly declaring her love for the wilderness and its inhabitants, Jaschinski celebrates the natural order of the earth's habitats and apologizes to the animals for the havoc wreaked by the dominance of human nature.
From the cheetahs, giraffes, and elephants of the wide-open plains to the polar bears, whales, and seals of the open seas, Jaschinski's subjects alternatively explode off the page with anger or retreat with sadness at the impending threat of extinction. Juxtaposed with evocative land and skyscapes, her portraits of these amazing animal populations underline the beauty and fragility of our earth's ecosystems. Exquisitely produced with Japanese binding, Wild Things is a lovingly rendered visual poem raising our awareness of the importance of leaving what existed before us as it was intended.
by Britta Jaschinski
Explore the natural beauty of the earth! Wildernesses are places where humankind can experience the world in its rawest, most elemental form. They are often regions of extremes - very hot or very cold; extremely dry or saturated with water; densely forested or devoid of trees. But what they have in common is an untouched quality; theses are places to discover the world in its ancestral guise.
Winter in the Wilderness is a handbook for those who want to explore cold-weather camping and those who might find themselves in need of this critical information during an unexpected winter's night out. It emphasizes the benefits of enriching and deepening our connection with the outdoors.
By Dave Hall with Jon Ulrich
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Association
Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong.
Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher’s years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers’ beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.
by Mary Pipher
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other