Search Results: "Colin Tudge"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"All in all, however, this is sound science supporting a point of view that deserves to be heeded. (line drawings, not seen)"
A world survey course with a message: Change your attitude if you want Homo sapiens to survive another million years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Entertaining, charming and knowledgeable."
A serious exploration of bird life from biologist Tudge (Feeding People Is Easy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"An engaging and comprehensive analysis of genetic theory with occasional lapses into technophobia."
A sprawling exploration of genetic theory, as traced from Gregor Mendel's ideas of heredity and Charles Darwin's concept of evolution to today's biotechnologies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Few books are as relevant for our time as is this one."
A tree-hugger extraordinaire offers myriad compelling reasons to admire, revere and—yes—hug the nearest trunk. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A challenging work that's worth reading, but requires patience."
An ambitious and evenhanded meditation on the science of genetics, its potential, and its ethical implications. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

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COLIN FARRELL by Jane Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Plodding prose, factual errors, quotes culled from other interviews and sub-US Weekly photos add up to a pointless and poorly written celebography."
An unapologetically reverent celebrity tell-all without all that much to tell. Read full book review >