Travel Books--December 2013
The only American to have climbed all 14 of the world's 8.000-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth, in this thrilling book that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of some of the more famous and infamous climbs throughout the last century.
Join beloved storyteller Anny Scoones as she sets out to discover the quaint and quirky charms of Victoria, BC. Not just a book of facts, Hometown is a gentle stroll through a diverse region with a fascinating and layered history. Observe, pause, ponder, and have what Anny likes to call "a little think" on the various characteristics and personalities of these areas. Consider not only how public art, beach creatures, monuments, heritage and historical features create a neighbourhood and contribute to a larger city, but also how they make us feel, how they move us. Illustrated with 120 original watercolours by acclaimed artist Robert Amos, and featuring unique poems by Victoria's poet laureate, Janet Rogers, Hometown: Out and About in Victoria's Neighbourhoods presents Canada's most livable city as the locals see it.