Harmattan from an Arabic word meaning destructive wind tells the story of Haoua, a young girl growing up in a remote village in the Republic of Niger Spirited independent and intelligent, Haoua has benefitted from a stable home life and a loving and attentive mother She enjoys working and

Angry Wind: Through Muslim Black Africa by Truck, Bus, Boat, and Camel

Hailed by Bill Bryson and the New York Times Book Review as a rising star among travel writers, Jeffrey Tayler penetrates one of the most isolated, forbidding regions on earth the Sahel This lower expanse of the Sahara, which marks the southern limit of Islam s reach in West and Central Africa,


Michael Palin s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean This was perhaps the greatest challenge yet to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.Shrugging aside the perils of camel stew and being

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period into the dominant array of species every wide eyed child memorizes today, T rex,