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Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's La&hellip by Carl Safina
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, Dec 14 2009
This book was a gift from a fellow turtle lover. I was daunted by the length and technical expertise of the book, and as a result I didn't begin to read it for a year after I received the gift. Once I started, I couldn't put it down and read it in a matter of days.

This book is extremely well written and researched. The style breaks down intensive research, data and statistics into a easy to comprehend read. Not only does it describe the state of leatherback turtles around the world in detail, but give the reader a deep understanding of the invaluable function of our oceans. The book links the function of so many aspects of our oceans together in a way that is relevant to the… Read more
Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
Dharma Punx by Noah Levine
This is one of the the best books I have ever read. It was recommended to me 6 six years ago, and is one of the only books I have ever read more than once. This book continues to be the first book I lend to anyone looking for a suggestion, and it is always returned with sincere appreciation for the suggestion. It is not only inspiring and moving, but is written in a way that allows the reader to identify with the author's sentiments and experiences. It is a real life account of how struggle and adversity can be transformed into good.
Lonely Planet Europe On A Shoestring 6th Ed.: 6th &hellip by Lonely Planet
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, Oct. 18 2009
I have been waiting for the new "Europe on a Shoestring" to be released to take with me to travel for a year, and am extremely disappointed. I have travelled in Europe in the past, and this book is NOT for a traveller on a BUDGET. There are a few good recommendations for places to visit and sights to see as well as some itineraries. And you have to give the book credit for covering so many countries in one book.

However, the "sleeping" sections are extremely frustrating. It consistently includes hostels and hotels that the book describes with words such as "decrepit" and "uncomfortable." Most travel books include sleeping accomodations that the book would actually recommend. In… Read more