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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 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 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 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 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 Yvonne Bercher. 2007
By Vivian Jeanette Kaplan. 2002
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place… not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.
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 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.
By Heinrich Harrer. 1983
L'auteur raconte comment il s'est évadé de prison, pendant la guerre de 1939-1945, pour gagner le Tibet où il a… séjourné cinq années au cours desquelles il a conseillé le jeune dalaï-lama, et s'est trouvé témoin impuissant de l'invasion chinoise. Paru en 1952, le récit a été traduit en cinquante langues. 1983.
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 Sally Hobart Alexander. 2002