Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 200)

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 1, 1995

"Despite a few slow stretches, good reading for the armchair adventurer and a guarantee of some vicarious thrills. (7 maps, 12 drawings)"
A middle-age canoeist braves the hazards of boulders, bears, and barges in this narration, which occasionally hits snags, of a 1,200-mile solo voyage on the mighty river. Read full book review >
SASHA'S TAIL by Jacqueline Damian
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 1, 1995

"A philosophical but lively and absorbing look at the lifestyles of the domesticated house cat. (illustrations, not seen)"
While many of the cat topics explored here are familiar, journalist Damian brings a sharp perspective and supple prose to the many mysteries of feline behavior. Read full book review >

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Interesting and informative, but Montgomery's prose often lacks the zest that informs the best nature writing. (6 line drawings, not seen)"
Trekking and fishing what's left of the wilderness of the American West, Montgomery pronounces ``elegies for dead rivers'' but is hopeful for the ``few special trout left'' in the remote, unsullied streams of the high country. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Feb. 25, 1995

"While their conclusions will be highly controversial, this book is an admirable effort to deal fairly with both sides of a complex and critical issue."
Must reading for anyone concerned about biodiversity and the fate of the hotly debated Endangered Species Act, which is up for congressional renewal in 1995. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >