Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 206)

Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"Small, upbeat, evanescent pieces: good reading on that next Everest expedition."
Fourteen essays—most previously published in Outside and other magazines—by a world traveler and adventurer. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"As lush and deadly as the Amazon it maps."
A hyperbolic paean to the Amazon rain forest: said to be a 1991 French bestseller. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 17, 1993

"A wide-ranging sampling of cases and actors, though the bits and pieces don't add up to any coherent overview of the environmental movement. (Photographs)"
A collage of verbal snapshots of environmental disasters, battles, activists, and trends—from the 1969 Santa Barbara offshore oil-drilling explosion to the 1992 celebration in Wallace, Louisiana, of victory over an environmentally threatening chemical company. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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
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 >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >