Search Results: "David Darling"


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NATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"A book with the information and perspective readers need to make future decisions about the important issues concerning the value of genetic engineering, and its costs. (further reading, glossary, diagrams, full-color and b&w photos) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An entry in the Beyond 2000 Series provides a thoughtful, comprehensible overview of the scientific possibilities and ethical issues involved in genetic engineering. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"He coats standard, trickle-down mysticism with pseudo-scientific terms, hoping to make it easier for Western skeptics to swallow."
One scientist's hopeful meditations on the possibility of a consciousness beyond death. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 1, 1995

"The author has a real gift for writing about complicated technology; he presents the potential for both good and evil that can arise out of such scientific leaps. (further reading, glossary, diagrams, full- color and b&w photos) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
What will they think of next? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1996

"The best kind of place study—it makes you want to go there."
A grand tour of America's ``most visible, vulnerable, and emblematic'' desert place, the Mojave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"A solid blend of wit and detail, but only recommended for experienced palates."
A history of two pioneering California vintners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1993

"Meanwhile, a perverse thought keeps stirring: Isn't this solipsism turned inside out?"
In another speculative volume, Darling (Deep Time, 1989) foresees a grand and glorious future as he ponders the nature and destiny of humanity. Read full book review >

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OTIS SPOFFORD by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1953

"He throws wonderful spitballs in the classroom, gets chummy with a rat in the science lab, has the honor of collecting bugs for a local high school football hero-before he and Ellen- whom he bullies continually- finally have it out on the ice pond."
Perhaps not as spontaneous as her Henry Huggins and Ellen Tebbits stories, this still has some mighty funny moments and follows the infectious misdemeanours of Ellen's contemporary, Otis. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE by Beverly Cleary
Released: Sept. 22, 1965

"The whimsy is slight— the story is not— and both its interest and its vocabulary are for the youngest members of this age group."
Beverly Cleary has written all kinds of books (the most successful ones about the irrepressible Henry Huggins) but this is her first fantasy. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BABYSIT AN ORANGUTAN by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A final page gives orangutan facts; on the dust jacket, readers are invited to adopt an orangutan orphan for $50 a year. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The Darlings (Kangaroos, 1993, etc.) open their book by explaining the need for human baby-sitters: ``Orangutan babies are cute and cuddly,'' they note, which is why ``greedy animal dealers'' capture the babies for sale, often killing mother orangutans in the attempt. Read full book review >

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KANGAROOS by Kathy Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Kangaroo Facts''; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Another in the Darlings' excellent ``On Location'' series (Walrus, 1991, etc.)—a survey of the ``sixty different kinds of kangaroos,'' including wallabies, quokkas, and pademelons, with outstanding color photos taken at seven Australian locations. Read full book review >

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TASMANIAN DEVIL by Kathy Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Fact summary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking a bad-tempered marsupial that looks like a chunky rat, a mother-daughter science duo provides first-rate photos and fascinating facts about this endangered animal. Read full book review >