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Impeccably researched and masterfully written, this fascinating story has all the nautical adventure you could dream of, offering a very real picture of the age of sail, scurvy and all. It is also the story of giving into the dark parts of human nature, and surival against all odds.
We had so much fun reading this book. His voice through the narration is so entertaining. "The Storyteller" is full of great stories from the thrill-seeker (and family man) he is, and the reading is punctuated with plenty of Youtube breaks to go with his stories, one of our favorites in which he sings with his daughter.
Each of these essays is full of wry humor, many literary quotes, and an emphasis on recovery and joy. If you need a read that reminds you of how complicated and wonderful and dangerous and vulnerable we are as humans and how our lives have such a capacity for joy, this is the book for you.
This book cuts through the stereotypical view of the Vikings to delve into how they would have seen themselves, and what the archeology truly shows. This is a fascinating deep dive into every aspect of Vikings and their culture, as captivating as it is comprehensive.
Fabulous, engaging dictionary of emotions, full of personal stories, research, graphics & anecdotes. Describes 87 different emotions & experiences, and how they affect our lives. Helps to identify the meaning behind big emotions or psychological constructs.
Von Humboldt was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary whose discoveries forever changed how we understand the natural world, including the radical idea of nature as an interconnected global force that doesn't exist for humankind alone. This is a fantastic narrative, seeped in science.