Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 199)

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"Montgomery has found an alluring subject that, like the tigers, eludes her searching gaze."
From the vast mangrove swamp of Sundarbans on the Bay of Bengal, a tantalizing glimpse of the shifting boundary between nature and myth. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"Cone also does his book—not to mention the salmon- -a disservice by muting his clear conservationist sympathies under an awkward, ill-fitting cloak of reportorial detachment. (Photos, not seen)"
A weighty, cautionary tale about the Pacific salmon: 50 million years in the making, a handful of decades in the unmaking. Read full book review >

LITTLE RIVERS by Margot Page
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Page adds a touch of light poetry to a genre little known for graceful writing. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A rare woman in male-dominated waters, Page, editor of The American Fly Fisher, is more interested in ``the light on the water'' than on the size of fish, in ``inspiration, not data.'' Although she was a latecomer to the fishing mania, Page's essays show that her eventual infection was inevitable, given her family heritage and her marriage to Tom Rosenbauer (The Orvis Fly- Fishing Guide, not reviewed). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It's easy to admire the man and easier still to admire this droll, shrewd piece of travel writing."
The affable Peterson (Visions of Caliban, with Jane Goodall, 1993, etc.) takes a leisurely amble through equatorial Africa, drinking in the atmosphere and poking into the lands of the chimpanzee. Read full book review >
TIGER! by Simon Barnes
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"He also writes about poaching and efforts to stop it. (75 color photos, 75 b&w photos)"
Most of the adjectives and metaphors that initially come to mind to describe tigers seem to have originally come from them. Read full book review >

REFLECTIONS OF A WHALE-WATCHER by Michelle A. Gilders
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"There's a strong temptation to go pull one of his titles from the bookshelf and abandon the book in hand altogether. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 pages color photos, not seen)"
Whale-watching episodes from Gilders (an employee of British Petroleum), embellished with forays onto terra firma but dampened by misguided wading into the treacherous waters of poetry. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Marvelous reading for hunters, fishers, and naturalists. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
A delightful collection of articles marking the 100th anniversary of one of the country's best and most durable hunting and fishing magazines. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"An important contribution to orangutan research, certainly in a league with Goodall's chimps and Fossey's gorillas. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A long, detailed look at the elusive orangutan of Borneo's rainforest, by the third of Louis Leakey's protÇgÇes (the others being Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey). Read full book review >
IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING by James A. Swan
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 24, 1994

"Swan ultimately tells too much and shows too little in his prosaic defense of the elemental necessity of hunting."
An uninspired argument for the natural place of hunting in human society and the human psyche. Read full book review >
MONSTERS OF THE SEA by Richard Ellis
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"Intelligent and often provocative writing, but devotees of Ripley's Believe It or Not will find these sea monsters a bit too tame for their taste. (120 b&w photographs and drawings, not seen)"
A comprehensive, fact-packed examination of the deep's largest denizens, tracing the patterns that connect mythology, biology, and the human imagination. Read full book review >
THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Generally, however, this is a clearly written, often colorful, accessible, and useful work of regional studies."
A timely, comprehensive, and often interesting argument that the most pressing issue the Middle East faces is not land and borders but rather the supply and distribution of the region's water. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >