Welcome to the August 2011 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Nome and the Speed of Sound Through Materials - Edward Readicker-Henderson
Exploring the northern finger of Alaska, where mammoths roamed when the continents were one. Now changes are coming again as the musk oxen move to higher ground.
Paddling the Islands of Palau - Michael Buckley
Lathered up with sunscreen, five people wave goodbye to the support boat and paddle into the Ulong Island chain on kayaks. They become castaways for a day—in the wake of Captain Henry Wilson.
The Great Divide of China - Megan Eaves
Teaching English in East Asia can be a bizarre experience for many reasons, but a teacher finds that China's unheated classrooms expose the gap between rich and poor, East and West in a raw fashion.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
A collaboration between well-known Indian fusionists, an offspring of Fela Kuti, a reflective album from an African singer in his 70s, and a look back at a star from Columbia.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Books on crossing Africa, exploring the Deep South of the USA, and confronting the two sides of modern-day Iran.
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