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Title: Wilder Life, A
Authors: Louwrens, Joan
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 280
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Widowed when her children were very young, Dr Joan Louwrens decided to pursue 'adventure medicine' which allowed her to work on all seven continents and many of the world's oceans, frequently with her daughters in tow.

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, to every landscape in between, including the Australian outback and the African savannah, this is captivating storytelling combining fascinating medical stories with an exciting travelogue of the remote and inhospitable places of the world.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I loved this book. Joan is adventurous, humble, skilled and tells a wonderful, descriptive story."

"The medical stories are both interesting and engaging."

"I enjoyed the way the author interspersed medical case anecdotes with clear descriptions of the locations and the people she met."

"I liked the way she included personal details, such as her lack of self-confidence, her humility, her early widowhood, motherhood etc."

"I appreciated the map of the world showing the places she writes about."

"My knowledge of life in extreme places was broadened, and safely so from my sofa."

"I think this book should be included in the scheme as it would appeal to more than merely those with an interest in medical stories."

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Adventure/Exploration, Contemporary, Medical/Health, Personal Interests, Travel, 2023 Titles - Available Now

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