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Par Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. 1987
The 19th century Russian author's account of an 1852-1853 journey from St. Petersburg around the Cape of Good Hope, up…to Japan on the frigate "Pallada", concluding with an overland trek across Siberia. c1987. Uniform title: Fregat "Pallada".
Par Brian J Harvey. 2008
A biologist searches for a solution that will save many fish species from life-threatening dams. His adventures take him from…a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Portrays fishermen, fish farmers, and even fish cops in a new light, as well as scientists, shysters, and some very drunk, hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 1999
Provides information and practical advice on such topics as: the male and female menopause; how to make a decision about…hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and sex in midlife; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; handling midlife stress. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.
Par Peter Levi. 1981
Greece as seen through the eyes of a sensitive traveller - English classicist, archaeologist, and former Jesuit priest, whose poetic…observations about the land and its people are interspersed with personal narrative. c1981.
Par Paul Theroux. 1992
Renowned travel writer Theroux embarks on an exotic exploration of the Pacific Islands. From New Zealand to Hawaii, with stops…in New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and others, he explores the lush landscapes, encounters unique wildlife, and lives among the fascinating peoples who have made Oceania their home. c1992.
Par Ted Simon. 1997
The author recounts his 1500 mile journey, much of it on foot, through Eastern Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania,…making personal connections with people in the turbulent region, and learning more about himself and his parents who had escaped from there years before. 1997.
Par Charles Wilkins. 1998
The author travelled over three-thousand kilometres in Canada in order to get the inside story on life with a travelling…circus. He vividly describes the seductive freedoms and horrific risks of traditional circus life. He also shares the lives of the circus performers and their motivations for becoming a member of a travelling troupe. 1998.
Par Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded…tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
Par Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,…training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
Par Eric Newby. 1978
The author made the 6,000 mile journey from Moscow to the Pacific, on the Trans-Siberian railway in 1977. He was…accompanied by a Slovene (his wife), a German (photographer) and the official Russian guide. The result is a very individual travel book. 1978.
Par David Emblidge. 1996
A collection of travel diaries and registers, historical accounts, and other writings that portray the 2,140-mile recreational footpath running from…Georgia to Maine. Traces the wilderness trail northward, depicting its history, geology, scenery, wildlife, and lore. 1996.
Par Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,…pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
Par Tony Giles. 2010
Follows Tony Giles' journey of adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and…discovery, this travel biography is a young blind man's view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability while living life to the limit. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
Secrets of becoming a late bloomer: extraordinary ordinary people on the art of staying creative, alive, and aware in mid-life and beyond
Par Connie Goldman, Richard Mahler. 1995
The authors describe a late bloomer as anyone who defies the notion that his or her best years are over…and who responds to the later stages of life not as a crisis but as a quest. They relate the "secrets" of older people who took the initiative to make positive choices for their lives. 1995.
Par Diana Athill. 2009
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. Now aged ninety, and freed from…any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 2009.
Par Al Purdy, Sam Solecki. 1995
A collection of essays, anecdotes, travel pieces, and criticism by Canadian poet Al Purdy. The pieces are divided into essays…on encountering the world through Canadian sensibilities, opinions on other writers like Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood, and Bliss Carman, and reviews of poets like bill bissett and Russian Anna Akhmatova. 1995.
Par Brian Hall. 1988