Search Results: "Carol Lerner"


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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD BIRDS OF WINTER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If you are going to daydream, you might as well be informed, and Lerner gives young birders all the needed tools. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
An excellent introduction to the birds found on or around the feeder in winter. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"This is super science, beautifully presented. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"About five billion land birds from five hundred species leave their North American nesting area to spend the winter farther south," according to Lerner (My Indoor Garden, 1999, etc.), but that's only part of the story told in this remarkable look at bird migration. Read full book review >

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PLANTS THAT MAKE YOU SNIFFLE AND SNEEZE by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Attractive and useful. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several fine natural history books describes the pollens responsible for ``hay fever.'' It's not hay but trees, bushes, grasses, and weeds that produce the airborne pollen that causes sufferers to cough, wheeze, and exhibit cold symptoms. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD BIRDS OF SUMMER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Lerner conveys her love of and respect for her subject on every page; she makes the natural world as close as readers' backyards. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
An attractive and appealing title to feather the imagination- -the companion volume to Backyard Birds in Winter (1994). Read full book review >

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PLANT FAMILIES by Carol Lerner
Released: March 24, 1989

A brief, attractive look at 12 common plant families, with full-color illustrations of representative species drawn to scale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A highly decent and challenging critique."
The political and religious right have produced a spectacular train wreck, writes Tikkun editor Lerner (Spirit Matters, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWORDS IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN by Jonathan Lerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"Readers with a memory for the time will appreciate some of Lerner's dish, which involves other now-well-known radicals. Those too young for it will find inspiration in his latter-day commitment to tiny acts in the face of Armageddon."
A rueful—but not entirely so—account of years spent in the Students for Democratic Society and its militant offspring, the Weather Underground. Read full book review >