Search Results: "Anne Niles"


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MOTHER OCEAN, FATHER SUN by Anne Niles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2011

"An unvarnished, if (appropriately) atmospheric introduction to the water cycle. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A raindrop takes a circular journey from forest to ocean to cloud and back in an app that still needs major work. Read full book review >

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THE BASKET MAKER by Kate Niles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2004

"A compact, earnest debut: heartfelt, but frequently tin-eared."
A ten-year-old girl finds a way out of her abusive home. Read full book review >

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A BREACH IN THE WATERSHED by Douglas Niles
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Crude, obvious, contrived, energetic work, likely to satisfy only the least sophisticated and demanding sections of the audience."
In this first of a fantasy trilogy from the author of the paperback Forgotten Realms, the lofty mountains of the Watershed divide the world into three provinces: Dalethica, inhabited by humans; Faerine, the realm of magic; and Duloth-Trol, ruled by the evil god Dassadec and his unspeakable minions. Read full book review >

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DARKENHEIGHT by Douglas Niles
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Again, bristly and energetic, and commendably self-contained, but with neither the craft nor the originality to stand out in a cluttered and overblown field."
Second volume of the Watershed trilogy (A Breach in the Watershed, 1995), set in a world divided by lofty mountains into three provinces: mundane Dalethica; Faerine, realm of the good- magic Aura; and Duloth-Trol, source of the evil-magic Darkblood. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE AT CENTER by Douglas Niles
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"Result: storytelling beats logic to a pulp."
First of a new fantasy trilogy from the author of the Watershed trilogy (War of Three Waters, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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A LAYER OF DARKNESS by R.A. Niles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"A sophisticated, deft and exciting thriller and a great beginning for a planned series."
In 1945 San Francisco, a police detective's investigation exposes a tangled political conspiracy and international espionage in Niles' debut crime/political thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"The detailed focus on Darwin's scientific pursuits makes this book a good complement to the personal portrait offered in Deborah Heiligman's Charles & Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (2009). (Biography. 10-14)"
This engaging and insightful biography focuses primarily on Darwin's five-year voyage aboard the Beagle and the years following in which he formulated and published his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"One can only hope that the throngs attending the exhibition absorb and act on the message."
From a leading paleontologist, a book (not a catalogue) to complement a show: the American Museum of Natural History's first "issues" exhibition, opening this spring in New York City, with curator Eldredge in charge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Sober and sobering—Eldredge's facts imply a sick canary indeed."
Curator and chairman of the Department of Invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History, Eldredge has long been comfortable with the concept of mass extinction—but his concern for the future surfaces here as he examines just how easily Homo sapiens might help bring about the next great catastrophic wave. Read full book review >

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WORLD FALL by Douglas Niles
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Unjaded fans should find this awesomely cool."
Roaring in rage, the great dragon Regillix Avatar sees a surging storm monstrous as the Sixth Circle, "a disturbance that clearly bridged across worlds," a storm called Hillswallower whose chaos and massive cataract keep Regillix aloft for three days to avoid engulfing darkness. Read full book review >

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WAR OF THREE WATERS by Douglas Niles
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"An agreeable conclusion for fans of the series."
Final volume (Darkenheight, 1996; A Breach in the Watershed, 1995) about the struggle between good-guys mundane Dalethica and magic Faerine against Duloth-Trol and its evil god Dassadec. Read full book review >

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DOMINION by Niles Eldredge
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Makes sense, but is anyone outside the members of the choir listening?"
The latest on human evolution from our man at New York City's American Museum of Natural History (Dept. of Invertebrates), who views the future with alarm. Read full book review >