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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 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 David Watkin. 1982
This text is both an account of the most widespread artistic concern of eighteenth-century England, and a history of unique… indigenous tradition of architecture in its setting. It includes chapters on the early landscape gardens; on the fashion for ruins and follies; on the theory and practice of garden design; on the influence of the Picturesque in Europe; and on the history of village design and town-planning, culminating in the garden city. 1982.
By Max Wyman. 2004
Technology and globalization are changing the world we live in, and our social and economic structures are struggling to keep… pace. Innovation and imagination are needed to find humane solutions. These qualities are argued to be most integral to the field of arts and culture. 2004.
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 Jon Stewart, Chris Smith. 2016
For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and… opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of one of America's most groundbreaking shows. Bestseller. 2016.
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 Anne Newlands. 1995
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 Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind… at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
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 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 Scott Young. 1990
A history of the 60-year-old CBC broadcast which originally began on radio in 1929 and became a Canadian institution. Discusses… the financial arrangements, the internal politics and battles with CBC, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the announcers, cameramen, technicians and directors who put the show together. 1990.
By Lawrence Goldman. 1989
Henry Fawcett, a promising academic, was blinded in a shooting accident at the age of 25. This did not hinder… him from consolidating his position at the confluence of so many streams of British culture and politics. 1989.
By Jeanne Champion. 1984
By Yvonne Bercher. 2007