Book 6; Continent: Antarctica

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker Page count (according to Amazon) is 421 pages; Kindle edition has 20% for notes and references at the end Engaging first-person narrative best enjoyed while lingering over a hot beverage and under a blanket; Long chapters make this book a better selection when you […]

Book 4; Continent: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas

1493 by Charles C. Mann 509 pages (690 with Appendices, Notes and Index) Engaging enough to read even while on the bus or subway; Chapters are long but have reasonable subdivisions. This is the book I’d been putting off until my next transcontinental flights. Five hundred pages seemed like a lot to tackle without those […]