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Book Reviews | The Science of the Sun with Bob Berman

Aug 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic location to observe an eclipse or the northern lights? If so you might have had science writer Bob Berman as a guide. He has served as a lecturer on many such trips and his latest book, The Sun's Heartbeat, unpacks some of the astronomical facts behind those dazzling shows of light and shadow as well as the simple joys of warm sunlight on a sandy beach or an afternoon rainbow. ... Read More

Exploring the Great Camps of the Adirondacks

Aug 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The Acanthus Press, publishers of exceptional books on the finest historical architecture, has come out with a luxurious new volume on the "great camps" of the Adirondacks. An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks, 1855-1935, by Gladys Montgomery, recounts the story of the private retreats of the Gilded Age tycoons who traveled north from New York City to revel in nature.... Read More

1855 $3 Gold Coin Sells for $1.32+ Million by Heritage Auctions

Aug 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A very rare 1855 $3 gold coin that sold for $1,322,500 was the top-selling lot of Heritage Auction's Signature U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auctions. The two-day auction, which took place August 11-12 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Marriott O'Hare, sold 95 percent of the available lots and took in more than $31.345 million.... Read More

How to Host the Perfect Dinner Party

Aug 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  3 Comments

Dinner parties can be stressful for both the host and the guest. Although what to wear can be quite the conundrum, there are other things to consider when you're the host of a dinner party. Jimmy McIntyre, Executive Chef of New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge has offered some tips for making your next dinner party stress-free.... Read More

 
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