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By Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during… the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
By Colson Whitehead. 2003
By John Kenneth Galbraith. 1992
Renowned economist analyzes United States monetary policies, domestic social conditions, and foreign relations. Galbraith's thesis is that America has succumbed… to the desires and comfort of the affluent -- a class that tends to control political decisions. He traces the roots of this late twentieth-century "culture," beginning with circumstances that led to the Great Depression and concluding with suggestions for coping with problems. 1992.
By Joseph Jacobs Thorndike. 1993
A series of travelogues trace the East Coast of the United States. The author combines a walking tour from Quoddy… Head, Maine, southward to the Florida Keys; reflections on what the shoreline was and what it has become; impressions of places he has formed from the writings and paintings of others; an examination of problems; and a chronicle of what is being done to preserve the land, the sea, and the wildlife. 1993.
By Laura E Corio, Linda G Kahn. 2000
A physician explains the physical changes that occur in women prior to menopause during the period called "perimenopause." Details symptoms,… body functions, and treatments--including medical and herbal--that are available and may help women make a comfortable transition to their next stage of life. 2000.
By 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.
By Stephen Coonts. 1992
In June 1991, Coonts and his son David set out on the first leg of a journey in a 1942… Stearman open-cockpit biplane. The trip will eventually take Coonts into each of the forty-eight continental United States. As he traverses the country, Coonts portrays life in small-town America as well as in big towns, and paints a picture of scorching deserts, dismal swamps, and soaring mountains. c1992.
By 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.
By Robert Louis Stevenson. 1988
In 1874, Stevenson left Edinburgh for San Francisco to join his fiancée. A shrewd and sympathetic observer, he produced a… vivid account of the sea passage to the New World, and the subsequent cross-country train journey to California. 1988.
Third edition of guide for families whose members suffer from dementia. Covers a wide array of related social, medical, psychological,… financial, and legal problems and suggests possible solutions. Includes information on hospice and assisted facility care and advances in medical research. c1999.
By Marie De Hennezel. 2015
" Marie de Hennezel aborde dans ce livre la question encore taboue de la sexualité des seniors. Observant une juste… mesure entre pudeur et impudeur, elle sonde le mystère et la profondeur de la vie amoureuse dans ce nouveau chapitre de la vie. Au fil de ses rencontres, de ses lectures, de sa propre réflexion, et même de ses incursions sur des terres lointaines, comme celles du tantrisme ou des arts d'aimer de l'Orient, elle invite le lecteur à un voyage au coeur d'un territoire méconnu. " -- 4e de couv.
By Henry David Thoreau, Thierry Gillyboeuf. 2012
Diplômé de Harvard à l'âge de vingt ans, Henry David Thoreau renonce à enseigner dans l'école publique de Concord, sa… ville natale du Massachusetts. Pour gagner sa vie, il choisit le métier de géomètre, mais l'essentiel est ailleurs : dans la nature et dans la poésie. Son oncle l'a initié très jeune aux promenades dans la campagne et les bois qui entourent la ville. Avec son frère John, il décide à la fin de l'été 1840 de fabriquer un canoë et de faire un périple de sept jours sur la rivière Concord et le fleuve Merrimack. Lorsqu'il perd son frère en 1842, il entreprend d'exorciser sa douleur et son chagrin par l'écriture. En racontant leur expédition tranquille, il livre ses réflexions sur la littérature et la philosophie, sur les Indiens et l'histoire puritaine de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, sur les grands textes sacrés. Voyage intérieur autant qu'excursion fluviale, ce tout premier récit, inédit jusqu'ici en français, porte en germe ce qui fera la particularité de son livre le plus fameux, Walden. Grâce à lui, l'écrivain Thoreau a trouvé sa voix. 2012.
By David Lamb. 1991
After covering bloody events in Middle East war zones, a foreign correspondent returns to America determined to take time off.… Lamb, also hoping to renew his boyhood enthusiasm for baseball, spends a summer observing sights, sounds, players, and fans in ballparks. This account chronicles his journey across the country and into the recesses of his memory. Some strong language. c1991.
By Stephen Fry. 2008
Stephen Fry turns his wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his… black taxicab. He visits each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. He talks to its citizens, listens to its music, visits its landmarks, views small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him. 2008.
By Jennifer Petersen Hahn. 2001
Hahn takes the readers with her as she kayaks the 150 miles from Alaska to Washington State, with descriptions of… pristine scenery and sometimes terrifying encounters with animals. She meets interesting people along the way and finds a sense of peace within herself. 2001.
By James Laxer. 2000
James Laxer travels to different regions in the U.S. in an effort to examine the social and political issues, trends… and conflicts that shape the current American society. He observes the IMF protests in Washington, D.C., tracks the campaign of presidential candidate George W. Bush, visits an abortion clinic in Seattle, and enrols in a firearms training course in Springfield, Massachusetts. Some strong language; some descriptions of violence; graphic descriptions of an abortion procedure. 2000.
By Anthony Bailey. 1986
The author's jaunts take him round the Isle of Wight, along the Massachusetts to Maine coastline, into the bizarre and… hilarious history of Nice's Promenade des Anglais, and down the Severn River. A world of friendly conversation, tranquil landscapes, antique churches and country pubs. 1986.
By Fran Lebowitz. 1981
Collection of 26 humorous essays on apartment hunting in the city, cigarette smoking, diets, pet owning, and other behaviour of… the American species near the end of the 20th century. c1981.
By Berton Roueché. 1985
The author presents 18 essays about his travels in the United States and Europe. The reader visits wheat-country Kansas, a… isolated small-town New Mexican doctor, the last surviving Shakers of Mt. Lebanon, New York, as well as Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and France. Some strong language. 1985.
By Ted Stanger. 2004