Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 34)

Released: June 5, 2012

"In each chapter, Blackwell finds he loves the polluted places for all the ways they aren't ruined. With great verve, and without sounding preachy, he exposes the essence and interconnectedness of these environmental problems."
Humor and dry wit lighten a travelogue of the most polluted and ravaged places in the world. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2012

"Backed by new research on plant biology, this is an intriguing look at a plant's consciousness."
The science behind how a plant senses and adapts to its environment. Read full book review >

Released: May 25, 2012

"Highly recommended for anyone interested in architecture, classical history or travel photography."
Stunning panoramic views of Petra, one of the world's archaeological treasures, adorn this beautifully designed coffee table book. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2012

"Packed with elegant aperçus and vibrant with the author's rueful understanding that 'Naples the glorious and Naples the ghastly have always been one place.'"
From novelist/essayist/editor Taylor (The Book of Getting Even, 2009, etc.), an idiosyncratic, atmospheric portrait of "the great open-air theater of Europe." Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2012

"A rewarding glimpse behind the Alaska oil headlines."
An on-the-ice view of the struggle over offshore oil exploration in Alaska. Read full book review >

TO THE LAST BREATH by Francis Slakey
Released: May 8, 2012

"What begins as a shock-factor memoir of an adrenaline junkie with a death wish concludes with great heart and promise."
The expressive story of a conflicted professor who broke free to embrace and nurture his audacious, extremist nature. Read full book review >
BIRD SENSE by Tim Birkhead
Released: May 1, 2012

"An entertaining book guaranteed to bring pleasure to bird-watchers that will also fascinate students contemplating a career in ecology."
Birkhead (Animal Behavior and the History of Science/Univ. of Sheffield; The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology, 2008, etc.) looks at the adaptive significance of bird behavior. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2012

"Great fun and surprisingly touching."
A charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne as experienced by an observant young American. Read full book review >
Released: April 24, 2012

"A captivating, convincing case for car-free—or at least car-reduced—cities."
A unique look at mass transit in 13 major cities. Read full book review >
GARBOLOGY by Edward Humes
Released: April 19, 2012

"An important addition to the environmentalist bookshelf."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes (Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution, 2011, etc.) examines how wastefulness is built into the American way of life. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2012

"A meaty history of the American forest and a convincing testament to its continued political, cultural and environmental importance."
An appreciation of how much American history was shaped and defined by trees. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2012

"A rousing call-to-action to plant trees to save the environment."
A serious investigation into the importance of trees as the "earth's filter." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >