Books by Mike Goldsmith

Released: June 15, 2018

"A slapdash survey that perhaps demonstrates that science ideas need longer than 30 seconds apiece. (glossaries, resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Thumbnail summaries of 30 watershed concepts and discoveries in the history of science, most with simple demonstrations of related principles or processes. Read full book review >
UNDER THE SEA by Mike Goldsmith
Released: March 8, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing, these British imports should have stayed in England. (Board book. 2-4)"
A busy board book presents sea creatures to identify. Read full book review >
UNIVERSE by Mike Goldsmith
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Should keep any young sky watcher enthralled, and the text, despite its fleetness, provides plenty of illumination of the deep-space dark. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A handsome, tightly constructed exploration of our solar system, galaxy and beyond. Read full book review >
SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2012

"Handsome, at first glance, and up to date enough to include a spread on Global Positioning Systems—but one of the dimmer stars in the topical firmament. (print, Web and film resources) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A routine sweep through matters astronomical, more suitable (despite the title) for casual browsing than research or quick reference. Read full book review >