Friday, 24th November 2017

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Special birthday offer — all Kindle (ebooks) for 99 cents

Posted on 01. Aug, 2017 by in News and Events

View this email in your browser  SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT To celebrate my birthday I’m offering a special price on Kindle editions of all my books for 99 cents each (with the exception of Share Your Journey, which is $2.99). Offer valid through August 4. Amazon US Amazon UK (Note that all the books are also […]

Read More

Share Your Journey wins prestigious global award

Posted on 28. Jul, 2017 by in News and Events

Share Your Journey wins prestigious global award

Share Your Journey – Mastering Personal Writing has been awarded the Gold Medal in the Writing/Publishing category of the U.S.-based eLit Awards.  According to the judges, these awards are “dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year for the North American market.” Click here for the full awards list. Share Your Journey is an easy-to-use […]

Read More

Summary of major editorial coverage with links

Posted on 19. Jul, 2017 by in News and Events

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: A selection of media coverage, interviews, reviews, and original articles. BBC RADIO SCIENCE CAFÉ Half hour broadcast of interview. June 2017 BBC Radio Wales’s flagship science programme. Weekly audience of 373,000. HUFFINGTON POST Interview. Published April 24, 2017 More than 12 million unique users per month DAILY […]

Read More

Launch of An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles – 2nd Edition

Posted on 26. Apr, 2017 by in News and Events

View this email in your browser Announcing a new edition of Paul’s classic “campfire conversations” with Alfred Russel Wallace: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles Special ebook launch price of 99 cents through May 2, 2017 (paperback also available—see below for ordering information) ISBN: 978-2-940573-25-7 Buy on Kindle US Buy on Kindle UK An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles […]

Read More

Why travel far?

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 by in Curious Travel

Why travel far?

IN SEARCH OF A “MORE VIRGIN” DESTINATION A traveler’s dream — being the first foreigner to trek in Nagaland. LAHE, Myanmar My travel agent friend in Yangon sent me an itinerary for a trek to Nagaland, with a comment every traveler dreams of: “This place is more virgin; you will be first to visit.” […]

Read More

On the yeti trail

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 by in Curious Travel

On the yeti trail

ON THE YETI TRAIL Chasing a wisp, a legend, a key to who we are. OGYEN CHOLING, Tang Valley, Bhutan “If you want to look for a yeti just climb the mountain behind the village. That’s where they’ve been sighted.” I was enjoying a post-dinner whiskey with Kunzang Choden and her husband Walter Roder, […]

Read More

Civet coffee – do you know where that coffee’s been?

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 by in Curious Travel

Civet coffee – do you know where that coffee’s been?

YOU KNOW WHERE THAT COFFEE’S BEEN? Searching for the perfect fecalicious civet coffee. BUON MA THUOT, Vietnam Oysters. Termites. Camembert. Snake blood. Brains. Broccoli. On the long list of strange things that people voluntarily ingest, one might add civet coffee. Civet coffee, called café chon in Vietnam and kopi luwak in Indonesia, is probably […]

Read More

Almost last shaman

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 by in Curious Travel

Almost last shaman

THE (ALMOST) LAST SHAMAN It’s been a good ride, but Iban healer doesn’t expect many others to follow his path. SERUBAH ULU, Sarawak To the untrained eye he seems an unlikely magician.  Frail, but with a hundred-watt smile. He has two wispy whiskers, short grey hair, and holes in his earlobes where he once […]

Read More

Unusual critters

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Alfred Russel Wallace

Unusual critters

WALLACE’S CRITTERS Some intriguing Southeast Asian critters inspired by Alfred Russel Wallace’s The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1912) explored Southeast Asia for eight years in the mid-19th century, collecting some 125,000 specimens which included thousands of new species. His observations, compiled in his classic The Malay Archipelago, contributed to the fields of biology, evolutionary […]

Read More

Why do boys leave home?

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Alfred Russel Wallace

Why do boys leave home?

WHY DO BOYS LEAVE HOME? The rite of passage and the teenage imperative BATANG AI, Sarawak, Malaysia I stood on a ridge near the border between Malaysian Sarawak and Indonesian Kalimantan.  I had been gone half the day and had not brought food.  Time to return to camp, a damp grouping of leaky impromptu […]

Read More

Golf and Environment – can golf be good for nature?

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Golf

Golf and Environment – can golf be good for nature?

CAN GOLF BE GOOD FOR NATURE? Solving the conundrum. BANGKOK, Thailand I play golf. And I am committed to nature conservation. Is this an insolvable conundrum, or can the two passions be reconciled? “Golf development is becoming one of the most unsustainable and damaging activities to people and the environment,” notes Chee Yoke Ling, […]

Read More

Cheating – if a golfer cheats in the forest …

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Golf

Cheating – if a golfer cheats in the forest …

IF A GOLFER CHEATS IN THE FOREST, DOES IT COUNT? Rule abuse is rampant among amateurs, yet professionals exhibit saint-like ethics BANGKOK, Thailand “Put me down for a six.” My friend Dan and I looked at each other? “You sure?” we asked. We were playing at a Bangkok-area course in a friendly competition (loser […]

Read More

Need/Fear Relationship with Nature

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Environment

Need/Fear Relationship with Nature

WHY DO WE LOVE AND NEED NATURE YET TREAT NATURE SO BADLY? Our yin/yang relationship with the natural world is ancient and deep, and understanding the connection could be key in conservation efforts. SARAWAK, Malaysia I’ve written numerous articles and books about the plight of the Penan tribe in Sarawak — human rights abuses […]

Read More

Uncle Joe and Aunt Anisoara

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Personal essays

Uncle Joe and Aunt Anisoara

UNCLE JOE AND AUNT ANISOARA Dreaming Eccentric Meets Complicated Sentimentalist CLUJ, Transylvania, Romania The love affair of my uncle and aunt shows us the pitfalls of trying to decipher a relationship. How could I not love an uncle who, when he babysat for me, let me stay up well past my bedtime to watch […]

Read More

Cheng Ho Gardens

Posted on 28. Jul, 2017 by in Personal essays

Cheng Ho Gardens

CHENG HO GARDENS China reveals an imaginative new tactic in its takeover of the South China Sea. NANYANG AUTONOMOUS REGION, China “I’m going to show you our plans.  I trust that you will be discrete with the information.” My host was Horace Wee, chief executive officer of Nanyang, the newest Special Administrative Region of […]

Read More
Page 1 of 1112345...Last »