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The best journey in the world
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The best journey in the world

The author grew up in working-class Britain, and had absolutely no idea that one day he would help Canadian team of scientists collect valuable data about the Arctic, specifically Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island way up north. The trip started in 1957 with the goal of exploring and identifying landing […]

Seven Grains of Paradise
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Seven Grains of Paradise

The author is a journalist, anthropologist, development researcher/writer, and Senior Fellow with the independent think tank of the Oakland institute and tells the story of poverty, hardship, and exploitation of Africa. She is, a long-time traveller and consultant in Africa, tells a fascinating story of many kinds African foods. This […]

It all begins with food
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It all begins with food

Healthy lives start with nutritious and well-composed meals. The author and founder of Love Child Organics conceived this book with the idea to raise children feeding them correctly, which will lay the foundation to live a long and healthy life. It is unfortunate that many modern mothers raise their offspring’s […]

Eyes Wide Open
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Eyes Wide Open

Isaac Lidsky studied mathematics and computer science and law, graduating with magna cum laude. Both degrees are from two Ivy League universities. He was born with retinitis pigmentose, a rare degenerative eye disease that causes gradual loss of sight. In this extremely well researched and insightful book, the author tells […]

Feast
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Feast

Feast showcases the diversity of Canada’s landscape and at the same time provides insights into the wild ingredients, products, climates, and cultures that coexist peacefully. In this well researched, well laid out book that is embellished with beautiful photographs the authors capture the essence of Canada’s diverse and constantly changing […]

Volcanic Wines
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Volcanic Wines

Volcanic Wines takes the notion of terroir to new heights. Every serious wine drinker knows enough about the importance of terroir and makes his/her buying decisions accordingly. John Sazbo goes into minute detail about the overarching theme and link between a wide range of grape varieties and volcanic wine regions. […]

Of All That Ends
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Of All That Ends

This posthumous collection of Günter Grass (1927 – 2015) offers gentle, intimate meditations, illustrated by his own black and white drawings. Grass apprenticed as a stonecutter, and later started drawing, and writing. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1990. In one reminiscence, he recalls his start as a […]