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invention of nature

THE INVENTION OF NATURE : ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’S NEW WORLD / Andrea Wulf

While reading this book, I felt a part of Humboldt’s life as he first learned from Goethe to experience nature with his heart as well as his head,  and afterwards viewed the environment as a living whole wherever he traveled. I became inspired like the countless naturalists, scientists and environmentalists that were moved by his descriptive […]

 
cuba straits

CUBA STRAITS / Randy Wayne White

Florida marine biologist and sometime special ops agent Doc Ford reluctantly agrees to help a former dictator and associate locate a Cuban baseball player and the satchel he is carrying  which have been smuggled into the U.S..  Things get complicated when Ford’s brilliant but eccentric pal Tomlinson meets up with Figgy, the missing player.  When […]

 
dog

THE DOG / Joseph O’Neill

The narrator of this book is an attorney who has failed in his personal relationships at home in New York.  He runs into a classmate from college who is a partner in a family-run corporate empire in the middle east and is offered a job in Dubai.  He ends up, figuratively, in the doghouse, hence […]