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|Ch. 1||Caves of Zeus and Houses of Christ||1|
|Ch. 2||Old is New in Chania||33|
|Ch. 3||Cretan Gorges and Other Matters||59|
|Ch. 4||The Mutable Fortress||85|
|Ch. 5||Within the Labyrinth||103|
|Ch. 6||Peace Amid the Clamor||143|
Posted May 14, 2012
I enjoyed this book very much. The writing gives history and context to the places, objects and people mentioned in the book. It is casual and informative without being chatty or instructional.
It is the first travel book I've read on my Nook Tablet, so this review is as much a review of the Tablet reading experience as it is this book.
I have of course used the look-up feature of the Tablet in the past. I used it extensively with this book. When He mentions a flower or plant I just highlight the name of the flower and touch Look-Up > Google > Images and I have dozens of pictures of the flower in question. In one chapter he mentions the Cretan wild goat or Kri-Kri. What I pictured was just a extra hairy goat. but I highlighted Kri-Kri touched Look-Up > Google > Images and I saw images of this animal with huge arching horns. Not what I had imaged. He tells about walking down a gorge so I did a Look-Up on the name of the gorge and watched a couple of videos that people had shot of the gorge. It is then a single touch to return to the book and continue reading.
So, while the book itself isn't enhanced you can still get an enhanced reading experience by using the built in features of the Nook Tablet. This can, of course, be done on any book you're reading on the Nook Tablet.