Middle East
Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?

Galileo Galilei

Travel and outdoors

American Eden

From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

Wade Graham

Harper: $35

How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are reflected in our gardens, from Jefferson's Monticello to Martha Stewart's Turkey Hill. (now available)

Among Giants

A Life With Whales

Charles "Flip" Nicklin

University of Chicago Press: $40

The gentle beasts in the depths of the ocean receive their fair share in this visually stunning tribute. (June)

The Big Roads