Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 34)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"An unconventional, funny and touching family adventure."
The swamplands of southern Michigan receive a surprise visit from a blogging Manhattan journalist and his feisty elderly father. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Polished, fast-paced and immensely readable—ready for the big screen."
Former Boston Globe reporter Zuckoff (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, 2009, etc.) delivers a remarkable survival story. Read full book review >

THE ANCIENT GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE by Natalie Haynes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Will have readers grabbing for the classics."
British comedienne and classics lover Haynes (The Great Escape, 2007) presents a wonderfully whimsical yet instructional view of Greco-Roman history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2011

"A great choice for ladies climbing the corporate ladder from the bottom up."
A humorous guide to exploring the changing definition of a woman's role in the workplace. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 15, 2011

"A shocking exposé of judicial overreach."
In this hard-hitting debut, journalist Potter likens the Justice Department targeting of environmentalists today to McCarthyism in the 1950s. Read full book review >

FIRE SEASON by Philip Connors
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Print journalist and fire lookout: When it comes to paying jobs, Connors has a death wish, but he has made the very best of it."
Former Wall Street Journal editor Connors ruminates on his eighth summer in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 5, 2011

"A bright, comprehensive horticultural celebration written with a fine eye for detail."
Scrupulous history of American gardens and the imaginative creators who made them possible. Read full book review >
HERE ON EARTH by Tim Flannery
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 5, 2011

"A lyrical, informed investigation into the human as ecological agent, and a provocation to act responsibly."
Flannery (Environmental Sustainability/Macquarie Univ.; Chasing Kangaroos, 2008, etc.) scrutinizes humankind's relationship to Earth and manages to find optimism at this critical, crossroads moment. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A fresh look at the Founders that charms even as it irresistibly convinces."
Design historian Wulf (The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession, 2009, etc.) explains how the Founders brought a new nation and their own gardens simultaneously to fruition. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packed with vital, timely information about the future of the earth—deserves our full attention."
A look at a new kind of capitalism that can save the planet from climate chaos while creating jobs and uplifting economies. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 15, 2011

"Essential reading."
A probing exploration of the impact of climate change over geological time. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 7, 2011

"There are no easy answers, but it's the hunt that counts, and Hohn makes it a gladdening, artful journey of discovery."
A finely spun chronicle of the wide-ranging quest to track the wanderings of a rubber duck lost at sea, from Harper's senior editor Hohn. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >