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SEP-OCT 2018

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38 slmag.net Bibliotaph... Wanderlust One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Author William Atkins traveled throughout eight of the world's hottest deserts, creating travel narratives that reveal the human appeal of these often inhospitable landscapes. William Atkins— e Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places—hardcover, 368 pages, Knopf Doubleday Publishing (knopfdoubleday.com) Combining an adroit journalist's eye with extensive research, author Dianne Hales presents a "pop historical" look into how Italy has shaped the Western world's most vibrant passions, from literature to love, music to art, food to wine. Available in April 2019. Dianne Hales—La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World—hardcover, 320 pages, Crown Archetype (crownpublishing.com) Artist and writer David Coggins uses lyrical writing and vivid watercolor and ink drawings to provide a poetic account of his family's annual visits to St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. David Coggins—Blue: A St. Barts Memoir—hardcover, 264 pages, powerHouse Books (powerhousebooks.com) e diversity of voices represented in the 30 essays compiled in this book bring to life the spirit of the Himalaya in an unparalleled panorama. Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale (editors)—Himalaya: A Literary Homage to Adventure, Meditation, and Life on the Rood of the World—paperback, 320 pages, Shambhala Publications (shambhala.com) e most visited national park in the United States, in 2016, more than 11 million people visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, whose 522,427-acres are almost evenly divided between Tennessee and North Carolina. Internationally published photographer and author Carl Heilman II has explored the region for four decades; this book showcases the myriad wonders of the region as seen through his lens. Carl Hellman II—e Great Smoky Mountains: Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park—hardcover, 192 pages, Welcome Books (rizzoliusa.com) Compiled by Victoria Chase

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