Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 34)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"An invigorating reality check for anyone thinking about starting a business in a developing country."
The story of the trials of running a startup company in Africa. Read full book review >
Dear Mom and Dad by Georgia Lee McGowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2012

"A compassionate portrait of self-acceptance and gender identity."
McGowen's debut memoir traces the dual-genderedwriter's gradual realization that two singular souls, George and Georgia, "just happen to coexist" in the same body. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A riveting account by a compassionate, dedicated man."
The story of a leading conservationist's efforts to save a dangerously threatened animal,\ and of his role as a mediator in a failed attempt to end armed conflict in Uganda. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 2012

"Watson makes a fascinating case that while there may be a single human nature, long exposure to dissimilar landscapes, food, animals and climate created two unique approaches to this nature."
An ingenious work about the course of human history. Read full book review >
RUTTING SEASON by Roy Ness
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 26, 2012

"An uplifting read that informs, enlightens and satisfies."
In addressing both man against nature and the nature of man, Ness's novel raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2012

"A dramatic account that will appeal to the sportsman and conservationist alike."
A sport fisherman's search for his game provides the backdrop to this exploration of the damage to the ocean's fish and animal stocks caused by large-scale commercial fishing operations. Read full book review >
DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLT by Chris Hedges
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 18, 2012

"A call for a new American revolution, passionately proclaimed."
An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Engaging, useful account of the similarities between humans and other animals."
Natterson-Horowitz (Cardiology/UCLA School of Medicine) and former Atlantic Monthly editor Bowers investigate the correlation between human and animal health issues. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 5, 2012

"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
NATURE & TRAVEL
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 >
NATURE & TRAVEL
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >