Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten: Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten: Writer's Reads

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1. DESERT SOLITAIRE BY EDWARD ABBEY (TOUCHSTONE, US$14.95)

One of the world's greatest wilderness writers and an inspiration for me

2. NATURAL, ACTS: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature BY DAVID QUAMMEN (WW NORTON, US$24.95)

This book has provided me with a huge amount of amusement and learning

3. JAGUARS RIPPED Mr FLESH BY TIM CAHILL (BLACK SWAN, 7.99 [pounds sterling]) Informative and fun experiences, I love all of Tim's books--and not just because of their titles

4. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT BY NORMAN MACLEAN (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 8 [pounds sterling]) Some of the most beautiful writing about appreciating nature. It inspired a film, but the book means so much to me that I can't bring myself to watch it

5. THE STARS BENEATH THE SEA BY TREVOR NORTON (ARROW, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) The technical and human challenges early divers faced. It's funny too

6. MISCHIEF IN PATAGONIA BY HW TILMAN (OUT OF PRINT) Iconic expedition from the great man Tilman. …

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