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Dwellings: The Vernacular House Worldwide (Phaidon 55's)
Dwellings: The Vernacular House Worldwide (Phaidon 55's)
by Paul Oliver
Edition: Paperback

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dwellings, 1 Nov 2011
This is an excellent book, both to read through from start to finish, or to dip in and out of. As a garden designer, it is full of wonderful inspiration. Each dwelling tells the story of the culture in which it is built; climate, lifestyle, wealth and customs. A wonderful book worth possessing.


Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
by Tim Butcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel the heat and start sweating, 6 Nov 2008
Simply a great travel book. Tim somehow manages to convey the sticky, claustrophobic atmosphere and undertones of malice and danger he experienced. We feel his discomfort, his pain, his fear, his hunger, his loss of hope for the land he travelled through. But he also introduces us to some ordinary or rather extraordinary human beings who helped him in his journey. They demonstrate real courage and determination in simply surviving without losing dignity. He doesn't rose tint his environment and vividly portrays the cruel nature of those with power in DRC. This book says a lot more about humanity than just about a journey. If you are interested in Africa then read this book.


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