Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She then carries us along the Silk Road in Central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway. The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?
The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2018 summer selection is: Cowboy Pride by Lacy Williams. This wild west version of Pride and Prejudice was selected through popular vote by OverDrive readers from around the world.
The Big Library Read runs from July 9 through 23, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!