Search Results: "Carl Zimmer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Provides plenty of gee-whiz moments, but Zimmer needn't have used every single index card from his formidable research."
The author explains why that bug that lives in your intestine has been a bonanza for biologists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But do credit Zimmer with this scholarly disquisition on two of evolution's most absorbing transformations."
Points to Zimmer, a senior editor at Discover magazine, for tackling unplowed ground in popular paleontology: no less than the movement of life from sea to land (over 350 million years ago) and the later reverse migration as land mammals returned to the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Absorbing and thought-provoking."
Seventeenth-century England forms the tumultuous backdrop for science journalist Zimmer's account of the handful of thinkers who established that the brain, not the heart, was the seat of the soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An eye-opening perspective on biology, ecology, and medicine—well worth reading, even if the subject makes you squeamish."
Parasites, the stuff of many people's nightmares, are a biologist's dream—superbly adapted creatures that have evolved sophisticated strategies for living off their hosts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACHING FOR SUN by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Josie's cerebral palsy has made her an outsider at school, but at home she is one of three strong women with a rewarding routine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTLIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Some creepy moments, but absurdly contrived and not even half thought out."
Contemporary occult fantasy from the author of Lady of the Trillium (p. 33), etc. Here, introverted psychic researcher Truth Jourdemayne seethes with hatred for her father, the occultist Thorne Blackburn, whom she blames for the death of her mother during a ``magick'' ritual back in 1969, following which Thorne vanished. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Die-hard Guiding Light fans should enjoy the book. Others? Not so much."
Four-time Emmy winner Zimmer, best known as Reva "The Slut of Springfield" Shayne on Guiding Light, chronicles her career and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from the daytime drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEARTLIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Fourth of Bradley's contemporary psychic/occult novels, this one embellishing the backdrop of the previous books (Gravelight, 1997, etc.) by focusing on the magickal Adept, fraud-buster, and soldier of the Light Colin MacLaren, whose prior appearances were brief and seemingly minor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAITOR'S SUN by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"One unexpected detail: Adrienne Martine-Barnes (Master of Earth and Water, with Diana L. Paxson) appears in the copyright notice but is mentioned neither on the cover nor on the title page."
A new novel of Darkover, the actions occurring 15 years after those described in Exile's Song (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 7, 2012

"Direct, entertaining and sincere; an honest contribution to the coming-of-age genre."
A boy growing up in Utah wrestles with his faith, national identity and burgeoning musical talent in Book 1 of this coming-of-age trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >