4 Books for Adventurers and Curious Minds

Thursday, 14 July 2016 Adventure  No comments

4 Books for Adventurers and Curious Minds

For those of you who love to read, and those of you who love adventure.

. For those of you who love travel, and those of you who love to fantasize. Here is a list of some great adventure reads and what Amazon customers had to say about them.

1.Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics by: Alexander Frater

Review: “I am a keen reader of travel literature and have really enjoyed Frater’s previous books, ‘Beyond the Blue Horizon’ and ‘Chasing the Monsoon’.’Tales from the Torrid Zone’ is his best to date – an evocative account of his life and travels through different tropical regions. Sometimes you can feel the heat and colour of the tropics reaching for you from the page. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in travel.”

2.Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922- The Destruction of Islam’s City of Tolerance by: Giles Milton

Review: “Milton paints a compelling picture of the calm before the storm; a rich, opulent city inhabited by a melting pot of different nationalities, religion and social stature including the privileged European Levantines. Juxtaposed against this Milton lays out the gathering storm clouds; an ambitious Greek Prime Minister, A Turkey at war with itself and the disinterest of the war-weary great powers. History has left Milton a cast of heroes, villains and astute observers that a novelist would envy.”

3.The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by: George Johnson

Review: “The anecdotes Mr. Johnson dishes up range from the charming to the engrossing. The thought of Isaac Newton poking around in his eye sockets with a blunt needle to see what effects this would cause, is, well, rather gross. There’s also plenty of room for details on character and contemporary circumstances of the ten protagonists: Galilei, Harvey, Newton, Lavoisier, Galvini, Faraday, Joule, Pavlov, Michelson and Millikan.”

4.Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival by: Yossi Ghinsberg

Review: “…Six hours later I put it down. I almost forgot I was reading a biography rather than a novel. Ghinsberg manages to transport you back to the event with such ease and fluidity that you can’t help but continue to read… At every turn for the worst my heart began to race, I kept all my lights on, just in case fire ants happened to be lurking in my living room. I recommend this book to readers of non-fiction and fiction alike. Ghinsberg’s story is truly disturbing and will rival any good thriller.”

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