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Glacier National Park Prepares for Ice-Free Future

<b>Text and photos by Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard</b><p>Our hike up to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park winds through alpine meadows, along the edge of ice-cut cliffs, up a waterfall staircase, and around a stubborn ram. The views are breathtaking in the most literal sense of that word.<p>The …

Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor

<b>Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.</b><p>In the last two years …

What You Need to Know About Mobile Security

There might’ve been a time when you weren’t overly worried about your mobile devices getting infected by malware – after all, viruses and spyware …

How to Block Porn on Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Thinking about letting your child or teen borrow your iPad or giving them your hand me down iPhone? Just like with a PC, your big concern is probably …

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

iPhoneography

About the new 'Reset Advertising Identifier' button in iOS 6.1

Apple released iOS 6.1 today with enhanced LTE support, but privacy advocates will appreciate its new "Reset Advertising Identifier" button, which …

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Hilary Mantel · Royal Bodies

Marie Antoinette was a woman eaten alive by her frocks. She was transfixed by appearances, stigmatised by her fashion choices. Politics were made …

Founding Brothers

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph J. Ellis<p>In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellisexplores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set …

Life In a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Mayer<p>During World War II, <b>Irena Sendler</b>, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by …

The Women of the Cousins' War

• <b>Author:</b> Philippa Gregory<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder …

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …

Eighty Days

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Goodman<p><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p>On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s <i>World</i> newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and …

Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Geoffrey C. Ward and Others<p><b>This enhanced eBook has been optimized for reading on the iPhone and iPod Touch.</b><p>Combining video and audio from Ken Burns’s beloved film with animated maps and hundreds of images—rare photographs as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps in full color—this deluxe …

The Monuments Men

• <b>Author:</b> Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter<p>At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would …

Band of Brothers

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen E. Ambrose<p>Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.<p>They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of …

Engineers of Victory

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Kennedy<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br>Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of <i>The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers</i> and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. <i>Engineers of Victory</i> is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the …

Civilization

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p>Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.<p>How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning …

Return of a King

• <b>Author:</b> William Dalrymple<p>From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own …

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Wasson<p>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<p>NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010<p>“So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn” – People<p>“A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress the movie made famous.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times<p>“Sam Wasson is a fabulous social …

A Higher Call

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Makos & Larry Alexander<p><b>A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies”* emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times and international bestseller.</b> <i><br>December, 1943</i>: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is …

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

Barcelona, Then and Now - A Visual History Guide

While geo-localized AR is obviously the coolest part of the app, it’s worth noting that it is still useable on devices that don’t have a camera, as you will be able to search for a specific place.<p>These features will look familiar to anyone who has already tested the app series ‘MyCityBefore‘, of …

To Market To Market — in Barcelona

on April 1, 2010 at 6:32 am<p>Strolling through local markets on our travels is as much a form of sightseeing as it is a shopping trip or another chance …

8 tasty and cheapo meals in Barcelona (with mouth-watering photos)

What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Barcelona? (Not to mention tapas…) While we’ve gone on and on in other posts about recommended cheap eats, …

Holy Grail or Grilled Sandwich? Tapas in Barcelona

on March 31, 2010 at 10:29 am<p>Barcelona is a city that gets written about so much that there is little that has escaped the guidebook author or …