Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 199)

THE ECOLOGY OF COMMERCE by Paul Hawken
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"High-minded—if sometimes highhanded—prescriptions that will appeal to Hawken's large readership—as well as to, no doubt, Chicken Littles everywhere."
It's not easy being green but, here, Hawken (Growing a Business, 1987, etc.) proposes a utopian scheme that, for all its good intentions, could make the process even harder. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Some evocative descriptions of the Lowcountry's natural beauty—but, overall, lacking in drama or distinctive characterization."
Bland memoir by Attaway (former top editor at Boating and Yachting magazines) of his youth in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and of his difficult relationship with his father. Read full book review >

THE BEST CAT EVER by Cleveland Amory
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 26, 1993

"Not the best cat book ever—but R.I.P., Polar Bear. (B&W line drawings throughout)"
Fans of Amory's delightful cat books (The Cat and the Curmudgeon, 1990; The Cat Who Came for Christmas, 1987) may find this third and final volume in the series disappointing: It's really more a memoir of Amory's college days and writing career than an account of his famed relationship with his much beloved feline, Polar Bear. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Fine fare for those who like to swap stories over the campfire—or who just enjoy getting the real, unadorned McCoy. (First serial to Field & Stream)"
A game bag stuffed to the limit by letters between a father and son swapping fishing and hunting stories. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"Not as colorful as the Cass, but very sound—and notable for its well-rounded portrait of George, on whom the whole phenomenon of Elsa depended from the beginning. (Eight pages color, 24 pages b&w photographs)"
A biography of Joy and George Adamson (of Born Free fame) that proves a scholarly, earnest adjunct to Caroline Cass's Joy Adamson (p. 905). Read full book review >

THE MASKED BOBWHITE RIDES AGAIN by John Alcock
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 19, 1993

"Show it some respect, Alcock advises, and it will pay you back in unimaginable ways. (Four illustrations)"
Closely observed, delicate vignettes on Arizona's desert spaces. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"It's a profoundly moving act of courage, of interest to all concerned with the best—and the worst—of the human spirit."
No doubt Lydon's title alludes to Home Fires, Donald Katz's 1992 study of her nuclear family as an American microcosm. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Impressive research and a clear message—if somewhat tedious in the telling."
An earnest dissertation on environmentalism as a complex social movement that began in response to industrialization, urbanization, and the closing of the frontier. Read full book review >
FLY FISHING THROUGH THE MIDLIFE CRISIS by Howell Raines
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"A profound work that will hook readers from the start."
A bold and eloquent work in which New York Times editorial page director Raines (Whiskey Man, My Soul Is Rested—both 1977) looks at his obsession with fly fishing as cause, symptom, and remedy for the woes of middle-aging. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"History, politics, and anecdotes combine in a fluid, highly readable mix: This may not break new ground in its call for change- -but it still provides compelling evidence, from a variety of perspectives, that change is urgently needed."
Montana journalist Robbins turns a sharp, environmentally friendly eye on the multifaceted ecological crisis now being experienced in the mountains, plains, parks, and private lands of the West. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR HUNTERS by David A.E. Spalding
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

Solid and engrossing history of collecting the Big Ones (and their little brethren), by a science writer and museum advisor. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Thirty-two pages of maps and photos—not seen)."
Generation-spanning tales of the North Pacific from a Pulitzer-winning historian who's also a gifted storyteller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >