Run or Die by Kilian Jornet, book review

There can be no doubt that Kilian Jornet is an exceptional athlete. A world champion ultra-runner, the Spaniard holds the world record for ascent and descent of Mount Kilimanjaro and frequently wins events such as the Marathon du Mont Blanc, as well as completing a litany of other extraordinary feats.









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#4: 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love

100 Days of Real Food

100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
Lisa Leake
Release Date: August 26, 2014

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The Science of Hedonism: Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll By Zoe Cormier, book review: Lots of highs in this latest dose of popular science

There aren’t many science books that are as concerned by the writer’s consumption of illicit drugs as they are with physiology or the number of protons in a mercury atom. Still less that give space to the enjoyment that goats derive from oral sex. But then Zoe Cormier’s debut is not your average science book.









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#5: Personal (Jack Reacher)

Personal Jack

Personal (Jack Reacher)
Lee Child
4.2 out of 5 stars(17)
Release Date: September 2, 2014

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What Only Soldiers Understand

Christopher de Bellaigue

Sebastian Junger’s new documentary Korengal follows the same soldiers over the same fifteen-month tour of duty in Afghanistan as his acclaimed 2010 film Restrepo, but it cannot be considered its sequel; it might be misleading even to call it a war film. Korengal’s subjects are youth and male friendship, and it deals in a peculiarly profound way with the unsettling sense that a young warrior experiences, after fighting alongside his brothers-in-arms, that he knows all the joy and agony that life can offer.


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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland, book review: Maitland creates a wonderfully Gothic atmosphere

Karen Maitland is renowned for her painstakingly researched medieval novels and this story, set against the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381, continues in that vein. She creates a wonderfully Gothic atmosphere in the city of Lincoln, with merchants reeling from the creeping loss of the wool trade and its inhabitants, rich and poor, struggling to survive in the stifling heat of summer. Above all this is a tale of a family and the love and loyalty, bitterness and retribution that ensues.









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#4: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
Rick Riordan , John Rocco
4.9 out of 5 stars(9)
Release Date: August 19, 2014

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A lot of bicycles and balls: Simon Redfern takes a look at this summer’s best new sport books

The British cycling boom shows no sign of slowing, with 2.1 million regular riders in England alone.









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#3: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Release Date: August 19, 2014

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A Natural Wonder in Peril

Tim Flannery

The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change
by Iain McCalman

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stretches for around 1,430 miles along the continent’s northeast coast, encompassing an area roughly half the size of Texas. Those who have dived into its pristine reaches know firsthand that it is one of Earth’s natural wonders—a coral world of exceptional beauty and diversity. Yet as Iain McCalman’s “passionate history” of the reef makes clear, it is also a stage on which dreams, ambitions, and great human tragedies have been played out. He tells his story by chronicling lives that, either inadvertently or intentionally, have shaped our perception of the coralline labyrinth.


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