We have received a beautiful new picture book, A Million Steps:Discovering the Lebanon Mountain Trail. " A thrilling, yet intimate, view of the 440 km trail that runs through the remote and majestic Lebanese mountains. Hana El-Hibri and her fellow hikers were the first to walk the length of Lebanon from north to south, and her up-close account of the month-long journey is accompanied by Norbert Schiller’s superb photos, capturing the region’s diverse wildlife, its stunning scenery and the colorful characters that live there." (Syndetics)
From one side of the world to the other:
Andes, by travel writer Michael Jacobs, describes his trek from one end of the Andes to the other.
"Following in the footsteps of "The Liberator" Simon Bolivar and explorer/naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, Jacobs meanders the entire length of the Andes, interweaving his own travels with the postcolonial history of South America." (Library Journal)
"The Andes, earth's longest mountain range, spans seven countries, from Colombia to Argentina, include rain forests and deserts, virtually deserted areas, massive cities, Incan ruins, pre-Incan ruins, Spanish ruins, and more. It's a lot to take on, but Jacobs ... is nothing if not game. He braves high altitude, terrifying bus rides, endless delays, crime-ridden cities, and wackjob mystics." (Publishers' Weekly Review)