Scott Takes Us On a Trip Around the World
It's very hard to think about traveling these days, but what's to stop us from taking a trip around the world from the comfort of our living rooms? This week Scott takes us on a virtual voyage with a selection of books that will have you dreaming of far away places.
The World Atlas of Wine, 8th Edition by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
Take a tour of the world’s wine country, from France to South Africa to California to New Zealand with this classic reference book New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov called "the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student." The latest edition has all new photographs and many new maps. Winner of the 2020 James Beard Award in the category of books.
Gregory David Roberts
Roberts takes you to a place you’ve probably never been and never want to go except in this sprawling, enthralling masterpiece of a novel—the contemporary underworld of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Roberts has the literary prowess and street creds to make it real. After escaping from prison for armed robbery, he spent ten years in Mumbai, where, among other things, he worked as a counterfeiter, smuggler, gunrunner, and foot soldier for the Bombay mafia.
by Edward Brooke-Hitching
Cave drawings, ancient star catalogs, medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, high-resolution photographs—you’ll find many of the finest examples of celestial cartography and the art of mapping the heavens in this sumptuously illustrated and enlightening volume.
by David Allen Sibley
Who doesn’t feel like taking wing these days? Here’s a book to nourish your flights of fancy and show you what it’s like to be a bird, written and illustrated by the award-winning author of the popular Sibley Field Guides. Great for non birders and birders alike.
by Alfred Lansing
This masterpiece of nonfiction writing, an account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s fateful voyage to the Antarctic in the ship Endurance, will hold you in its icy grip from the first page to the last—not a bad place to be as the dog days of summer set in.