Marq de Villiers





Marq de Villiers


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in Bloemfontein, South Africa
January 01, 1940

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Born in South Africa, Marq de Villiers is a veteran Canadian journalist and the author of thirteen books on exploration, history, politics, and travel, including Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource (winner of the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction). He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Moscow and through Eastern Europe and spent many years as editor and then publisher of Toronto Life magazine. More recently he was editorial director of WHERE Magazines International. He lives in Port Medway, Nova Scotia. [Penguin Canada]

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Water: The Fate of Our Most...

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Windswept: The Story of Win...

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The Heartbreak Grape: A Cal...

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White Tribe Dreaming: Apart...

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Down the Volga: 2a Journey ...

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Into Africa: A Journey Thro...

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“The size of the Earth has been known for more than two thousand years, although the number was lost or disputed when the Earth went from being round to being flat again in the Middle Ages (under the prodding of Christian heaven-watchers, the Greek philosophers' [Eratosthenes 276-194 BC] work was erased in Europe and preserved only by Muslim scientists in the Middle East and North Africa).”
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