Bulb - Anna Pavord

Anna Pavord’s beautiful Bulb (Octopus, $39.99) will give you new insight into these plants and inspire you to do some serious digging. Though not a book you would take out to the garden, this volume provides both encyclopedic notes on different bulbs, corms, and tubers, including an insightful introduction with a brief history, and a substantial and instructive “How to Grow Bulbs” section. Full of lush, full-color photos, this is the perfect gift for any gardener, weathered or novice.

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders - Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefevre, Frederic Lemercier

With a combination of graphic narrative and stark black-and-white photos, The Photographer (First Second, $29.95) is the story of Didier Lefevre’s 1986 expedition into Afghanistan with Doctors without Borders. The group crossed the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier at night and headed into the mountains, risking dizzying falls, bandits, and Russian patrols in the hope of setting up new hospitals. Largely a story of personal discovery, this book goes much further by offering Didier’s original photographs alongside Emmanuel Guibert’s stunning drawings. This is a beautiful, timely, and necessary book.

The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders By Emmanuel Guibert, Emmanuel Guibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596433755
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: First Second - May 12th, 2009

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth - Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos

Only rarely does a book take you completely by surprise. Logicomix (Bloomsbury, $22.95) is compelling not only for the history, philosophy, and mathematics it presents, or for its narrative, art, and format, but for how all these elements come together to create a perfect and intriguing whole. As a testament to the book’s writers and artists, Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou, one need not be well versed in the life and work of Bertrand Russell (Logicomix  serves as something of a biography), or have any appreciation of mathematics (the book recounts the pursuit of a logical foundation for all mathematics); the storytelling alone takes over to such a degree that this book is simply astonishing.

Logicomix: An epic search for truth By Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596914520
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 5th, 2009