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By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic… to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled… extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Robert W Ferguson. 2003
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of water, has lost over half its surface area and 80 percent… of its volume since 1960, due to poorly planned irrigation systems. In January 2000, Canadian Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea. After a year of dealing with corrupt officials, not only had the project gone nowhere, but Ferguson was under suspicion of murder. Some strong language. 2003.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
By Ian Baker. 2004
Recounts an extraordinary journey into one of the most inaccessible places on earth, and a pilgrimage to the heart of… Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of beyul, or mystical sanctuaries, lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall in the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of investigation, world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team made worldwide news by finding a magnificent 108-foot-high waterfall-the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan pilgrims. 2004.
By Paul Theroux. 1983
By Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home… and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
By John Fraser. 1980
As a correspondent to the Toronto "Globe and Mail" in Peking, Fraser had the opportunity to meet a wide range… of Chinese people and to learn of their culture and government. 1980.
By Dominique Lapierre. 1985
Focuses on the lives of a Bengali rickshaw man, a young Polish priest, a Jewish-American surgeon, an Assamese nurse, and… Calcutta's own Godfather. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985. Uniform title: Cité de la joie.
By Northrop Frye. 1971
Dr. Frye has collected all his essays on Canadian writing and painting which he believes are of permanent value. Includes… his annual surveys of English Canadian poetry which originally appeared between 1950 and 1960.
By Yvonne Bercher. 2007
By Kathleen Norris, Robert Atwan. 2001
Twenty-six writers explore their reactions to a variety of experiences. Stephen King describes the trauma of being hit by a… van and his recovery process; Reynolds Price explains his religious beliefs for his godchild; and Anne Fadiman expresses her feelings about postal service and e-mail. 2001.
By Alan Coren. 1981
Seventy-seven pieces by "Punch" editor-writer Coren. Includes a memoir about a Gatsby of the future; an alcoholic's letter to his… auntie; and a spoof of British ingenuity during the ice age. 1981.