Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 34)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"An appalling story of industry abuse and regulatory stupidity (and that's the generous reading)."
Have some lead with your french fries? Seattle Times reporter Wilson delivers a crackerjack investigative report on the toxic wastes in the fertilizer that helps grow the food on your table. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The happy ending is that Leakey is on the job, albeit less than sanguine: 'Kenya's politics are rough,' understates the man who has given his legs, after a suspicious plane crash, to the cause."
Combining his passion for Kenya and all that country's living creatures—poachers excepted—with a lucid, humanistic appreciation of what both need to survive, Leakey (The Sixth Extinction, 1995, etc.) offers a vision not just for the Kenyan Wildlife Service but for the nation as a whole. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unlike the pilots of ASA 529, Pomerantz is in control all the way in this spellbinding and horrifying death ride."
A heart-in-your-throat story of a small commercial plane headed for a crash landing. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Sobering and compelling: a must-read."
A biologist estimates the pace at which we're depleting Earth's resources, and the numbers he comes up with are grim. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Anyone who's been held rapt in a whale's presence will find this a delight—and those who haven't will find it an inspiration."
A keen and passionate anthropological-natural history of the gray whale, twinned with a portrait of the whale's great nemesis-turned-admirer, from environmental journalist Russell (The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

GREAT WATERS by Deborah Cramer
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A powerful and provocative synthesis: first-rate science journalism. (20 line drawings, maps)"
Sailing from Woods Hole to Barbados, a science writer waxes lyrical, analytical, and admonitory about the ocean she loves. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: July 1, 2001

"You'll never confuse a nimbocumulus with a cumulonimbus again, once you finish this entertaining and a luminous history of meteorology."
When Luke Howard named the clouds 200 years ago, it was an exciting, popular event. Science writer Hamblyn taps into that electricity and sends it running through the pages of this exemplary, scientific-history deubt. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fascinating. A delight for anyone interested in bird life and issues of extinction and endangerment."
Informed musings on humanity's relationship with nature and the extinction of animal species. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Flooding off these pages is a man who loves his life, brimming with curiosity and deeply respectful of the creatures and environment around him. (Line drawings by the author)"
An intriguing and entertaining exploration into the things that runners can learn from animals. Read full book review >
THE COURTSHIP OF SEA CREATURES by Jean-Pierre Otte
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may be lobsters and shrimp, winkles and cockles and limpets, and it may be in 'a language only they understand'—but this is surely the music of love."
Amorous doings in the tide pools of a wild Atlantic coast. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 2001

"Natural history par excellence."
A sweeping natural history of North America from its birth as a self-contained continent in the Cretaceous era to its current precarious status as an ecological superpower. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Essential reading for mountaineers, both actual and armchair."
A journey to the top of the world and the soul of a family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >