BLOGGERS ON BIKING by James Randerson, Guardian Books, Rs 400
Can beer and bikes ever mix? What’s the best way to cycle in a summer dress? Which bike is best suited for a hilly terrain? The Guardian’s bike blog is one of the vibrant sections of the newspaper’s website. The book is a collection of cyclists’ voices.
THE GREAT MOON HOAX by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, US $16.95
The book tells the amusing true story of an elaborate prank by The New York Sun, in 1835—fictitious headlines touted the discovery, via a telescope in South Africa, of life on the moon. Imaginative illustrations by Canadian artist Josée Bisaillon lend the story a tinge of social commentary.
ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF EARLY INDIA, A READER edited by Nandini Sinha Kapur, OUP, Rs 695
The past decade has seen a spurt of writings on environmental history. But a history of early India has rarely been constructed from an environmental perspective. This reader presents a comprehensive survey of environmental history in ancient and early medieval India. It examines significant aspects of early Indian society and state, and their relationship with nature.
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