Amanda Vincent, Diving into the World of Words

Amanda Vincent

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Dr. Amanda Vincent is the director of Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, an organization that conducts research on sustainable use of the world's coastal marine ecosystems.

She was able to conserve enough personal energy to put together a list of books she managed to read this summer.

Amanda Vincent's Reading List

Cover of 'The Golden Spruce'

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Race Against Time, by Stephen Lewis.

The Golden Spruce, by John Vaillant.

The Sewing Circles of Herat, by Christina Lamb.

Rounding the Horn, by Dallas Murphy.

Soul Mountain, by Gao Xingjian.

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Race Against Time

Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa

by Stephen Lewis

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Golden Spruce

A True Story of Myth, Madness, And Greed

by John Vaillant

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A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan

by Christina Lamb

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Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives - A Deck's Eye View of Cape Horn

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by Xingjian Gao and Mabel Lee

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