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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Pantheon (2013, Oct 29th).
From Barnes & NobleIn his award-winning The Age of Wonder, Richard Holmes thrilled us with an evocation of the Romantic era's romance with science. Now his new book takes us metaphorically into the sky, propelling us on a thrilling, eye-opening jaunt through the history of hot-air ballooning. Falling Upwards is nothing like a static, tethered look from upstairs; instead, it guides through revolutionary high-altitude ascents that take us into the history of invention, science, photography, exploration, and even literature and warfare. The perfect takeoff for the Fall season. The New York Times Book Review - Paul Elie …[when] Holmes moves squarely into the 19th century…the book takes flight, bringing to mind the adjectives (brilliant, ardent, glorious) affixed to his other work. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ann Mah
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books (2013, Sep 26th).
The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Parisone dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long postalone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Fodor's (2013, Oct 8th).
As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancún is a thriving beach community and Mexico's most popular tourist destination. In stunning full-color, Fodor's Cancún and the Riviera Maya 2014 illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatán. New Coverage: Curated content for the Yucatán Peninsula as well as the best new hotels, spas, and restaurants have been added. Beach reviews include "Best For" rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Illustrated Features: Magazine-style, full-color features bring the astounding architectural ruins of Chichén Itzá to life. Enjoy some of the region's more indulgent pleasures as you expand your Tequila and Mezcal vocabulary or peruse the menus of the area's best spas. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability