Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 205)

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Not the major history of this era that still begs to be written; still, a useful, informative addition to Antarcticana. (Four maps, two b&w photographs)"
A slender history of the first years of organized Antarctic exploration. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A feisty travelogue informed by admiration for diverse countries and cultures past—but marred by poorly chosen language and a gallery of shallow and vulgar characters."
Miss Manners rewrites a gay Baedeker in a sometimes amusing, sometimes offensive, mix of dress tips and travelogue. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Best in its biographies of the tiger-wallahs (which may send readers scurrying to Corbett's rip-roaring bestsellers of the 40's and 50's): a strong brief for a species on the executioner's block. (Seventy-five color, 25 b&w illustrations)"
From the coauthor of the mega-bestselling The Civil War: a mix of memoir, travelogue, and profiles of ``tiger-wallahs'' past and present working to save the Bengal Tiger. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"Suffused with the sense of wonder that unites the wide-eyed child and the white-haired Nobel laureate: an uncommonly good collection. (Twenty illustrations)"
Twenty-four shapely essays, most drawn from American Scientist, by paleoichthyologist Thomson (Living Fossil, 1991), president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >