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Moon Handbooks Tahiti: Including the Cook Islands by David Stanley
Every time I plan a visit to Polynesia (4x) or Fiji, the first thing I do is buy the most recent version of David Stanley's Moon Guide because they are the most reliable & comprehensive. David travels incognito & he actually visits the pensions & hotels; unlike other travel writers who rely upon the reviews of others. While Fodor's is aimed at what I would term the 'average American tourist', David's guide includes comprehensive reviews of different classes of lodging, detailed village, island & trail maps that are invaluable to those who like to go off on their own. Since he's a diver, he's assessment of dive shops are invaluable, but most importantly, since he doesn't… Read more
Northwest Passage by Robert Glenn Ketchum
Northwest Passage by Robert Glenn Ketchum
If you're looking for a photography book with beautiful pictures of wildlife, Inuit, flowers upon the tundra, etc., this is NOT for you. But, if you like "nature" photography at its minimalist best, these photographs are beautiful if you enjoy looking at photos of fog upon the water and the patterns that ice floes make upon the land and sea. I was a tad disappointed in the text... because it's "poetry", as opposed to the photographer detailing his journey. An account of Ketchum's journey is in another part of the book, but it would have been far more effective if his observations were next to the images instead of a poet's musings on the area, which left me… Read more
All Elevations Unknown: An Adventure in the Heart &hellip by Sam Lightner Jr.
Although Lightner's account of his climb up a mountain in Borneo is not in the same league as Eric Hansen's STRANGER IN THE FOREST (an account of his 3 mth. trek across Borneo--a great book) his historical accounting of WW 2 battles fought in Borneo (based upon the biography of Maj. Harrison) gave me more insight into the tribes and history of this magical land. Like other readers, I found Lightner's writings about Maj. Harrison's battles with the Japanese soldiers far more interesting than the snippy arguments he details between himself and the film crew that documents his climb. It was amusing (as a woman) to see that a group of men can be just as catty to one another, but Lightner goes… Read more