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Book of the Week - The Way of the Panda

The Way of the Panda - cover image
Our book partner, Longitude books is always searching for new books to inspire and inform your travels.

This week, they've recommended you curl up with The Way of The Panda by Henry Nicholls.

People have been fascinated by giant pandas since they were formally discovered 140 years ago. Author Henry Nicholls provides an absorbing narrative history of the panda, part of his larger story of the animal conservation movement, China's ascendancy, and what recent scientific work is finally showing us about this most mysterious of creatures.

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