Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 34)

TO THE LAST BREATH by Francis Slakey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU'RE BRINGING ME DOWN by Rosecrans Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
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
CURRENT AFFAIRS
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 >

HISTORY
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 11, 2012

"Informative, engrossing and delightful."
A leading natural scientist's search for animals and plants that have survived nearly unchanged for millions of years. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 3, 2012

"Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism."
A personal quest for the world's finest weed. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 2012

"An entertaining and enlightening book from a brainy, foul-mouthed and very funny tour guide."
A multiethnic cross-country trip with a smart and saucy pedant at the wheel. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 20, 2012

"A wonderful treat for birders."
Beguiling stories from a naturalist's life with backyard birds. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"A candid, inspiring narrative of the author's brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a renewed sense of self."
Unsentimental memoir of the author's three-month solo hike from California to Washington along the Pacific Crest Trail. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >