"The Weeping Goldsmith: Discoveries in the Secret Land of Myanmar" relates how W. John Kress came to appreciate the people and culture of Myanmar through an understanding of their plants, natural habitats, and human-dominated environments. Intertwined with descriptions of the author's personal experiences and observations are notes on the history, culture, and modern society in Burma. Included are excerpts ...
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This is a beautifully printed photographic journey, in both color and black-and-white, through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the frozen continent. Since 1990, wilderness photographer David Neilson has made repeated journeys to Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, in a quest to capture the exquisite light of these southernmost lands. This oversized volume presents the spectacular results of his efforts: 130 c...
Although one in every six women in the world live in India, most of the western world knows little about them. "Daughters of India" is a collection of the stories of twenty Indian women, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, the repressed and the highly innovative, the outcast and the entrepreneur. Each story highlights the woman's creative expression as her means of empowerment. The author seek...