Search Results: "Charlene W. Billings"


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Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A thoroughly researched, comprehensive overview of an incredible new world. (b&w photos, diagrams, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the Science Sourcebooks series, Billings (Pesticides, 1993, etc.) meets the ``grand challenge'' of writing about the workings of supercomputers, the fastest, most powerful and complicated computers in the world. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the ``Issues in Focus'' series, Billings describes the origins and uses of pesticides; problems resulting from their residues; national and international regulatory agencies; and suggestions for a safer future. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Many attractive, informative photos; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Once over lightly: the frantic race to discover materials that exhibit superconductivity at higher and higher temperatures; today's attempt to make practical superconducting machines and circuits. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Stop the presses."
The well-trod ground of ecospiritualism is trundled over once again by Spretnak (The Politics of Women's Spirituality, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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LORI by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Engaging, sweeping saga of a contemporary wife and mother."
Lori Weinberg contends with her husband's alcoholism, her daughter's illness and her aloof mother's Holocaust past in this piece of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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UP IN SMOKE by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2003

"Enough melancholia to keep Dr. Phil and Oprah in ratings heaven. Like them, Weir (A Cold Christmas, 2001, etc.) will have you wiping at a tear or two and skimming the political nonsense to get back to the hankie brigade."
Three grieving women collide during a hero's run for the presidency. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKE TWO by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1998

"Flawed but steadily diverting."
The little town of Hampstead, Kansas, is enthralled when a Hollywood crew arrives to make a movie in a long-untenanted local mansion. Read full book review >

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Elephants In The Room by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2016

"Remembrances of a long life in an uneven but mostly satisfying collection."
Wexler (Milk and Oranges, 2015, etc.) mixes humor, nostalgia, and reflection in her second collection of essays and short fiction.Read full book review >

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Don't Worry, We'll Make It by Leo Billings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Open-minded, uplifting exploration."
A businessman and former U.S. Marine shares his reflections on embracing a spiritual philosophy of life in this debut poetry collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A great outline of the subject, bringing what's often treated as science fiction down to Earth, where it can be understood."
Science writer Billings debuts with this examination of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and the surprising perspective it provides in thinking about mankind and the deep-time history of Earth. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PRACTICE by Charlene Weir
Released: Nov. 16, 1995

"Weir's literary style has its graceless moments, but she keeps the tension level high, the heroine likable, and the puzzle's solution both ingenious and believable: the best of this author's outings so far."
Third in a series featuring widowed, still-grieving police chief Susan Wren of tiny Hampstead, Kansas, whose husband had held the job before her (Consider the Crows, etc.). Read full book review >