About the Book
This book contains images of landscapes and wildlife taken by the author during a trip to the Galapagos Islands. The book is sponsored by Izilwane. org. All profits generated by the sale of this book will be used to support the mission of Izilwane.
Izilwane which means “animals” in Zulu, is an innovative online magazine and interactive forum that focuses on connecting human beings to other species and to nature.
We believe that as human beings become aware that we are one of many species and not separate from local and global ecosystems, we will choose to live in ways that value all species.
We focus on the role of human beings’ perceptions in the ongoing loss of biodiversity, while simultaneously illustrating that our own human survival depends upon the well-being of other species and healthy ecosystems.
As a multi-media information forum, Izilwane uses storytelling, articles, fieldwork experience, concept papers, photojournalism, photography, video, and other media to “connect the human animal to the global ecosystem.”
My father began active duty in the Army in April 1941. In early 1944, he left the United States and was sent to Kunming, China. My father met my mother only ten days before he left for China. He began writing letters to her as soon as he departed from New York City. It is apparent from his writing that they fell in love despite the short amount of time they had together before he departed. Alison de Groot, Modern Memoirs, Inc. said the following regarding the book: "A stunning book! Simplicity and poignancy go hand in hand in these intimate letters from "Morty" Katz to his girlfriend and wife-to-be, Sara. They cover Morty's journey from New York City to Kunming, China in the thick of WWII. Because only two letters exist from Sara back to Morty, the mystery lies in conjuring up the other half of the story. This book satisfies an appetite for WWII history as well as for the art of letter-writing and the beauty of courtship."