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In The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate (Greystone Books), Peter Wohlleben illuminates how trees form underground networks that allow them to grow together and nurture each other. As a forest ranger who has immersed himself in scientific literature, Wohlleben argues that people need to take on a role of stewardship of trees in order to preserve and create healthy forests.
MDC’s Miami Book Fair Opens with One-of-a-Kind Signature Events featuring Trevor Noah, Jorge Ramos, Eoin Colfer, and much more Nov. 13 Space is limited for ticketed events; early registration is encouraged. Book Fair runs Nov. 13 -20!Miami, Oct. 31, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) world-renowned Miami Book Fair (MBF) opens its star-studded 33rd edition at the downtown Miami Wolfson Campus with a remarkable and exciting program featuring Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah, acclaimed journalist and writer Jorge Ramos, international best-selling Children’s author Eoin Colfer, delicious food, games, and great music.
The Impact of Tourists in Cuban Bed and Breakfasts.  Tourism is now considered the leading industry in Cuba. For Cubans, this tourist boom is providing welcome opportunities for self-employment and access to hard currency. Tourists looking to experience the country outside of large hotels and resorts often choose accommodations in casas particulars, the Cuban equivalent of bed-and-breakfasts, where they enter the private homes and everyday life of Cuban people.
Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has won more Hugo and Nebula awards for both her short fiction and novels than any other author in the genre. Her latest book is Crosstalk (Del Rey, $28), a witty novel about communication and emotional connection in the not-too-distant future. She described its genesis for us: My new novel is about telepathy, and it's amazing how many people think being able to hear other people's thoughts would be great.
Okey Ndibe's memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American (Soho Press, $25), explores the experience of the traveller and immigrant, trying to make sense of all the possibilities and challenges of American culture. Ndibe first came to the U.S. to serve as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine published by Chinua Achebe.
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