Search Results: "David P. Van Knapp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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CONGO by David van Reybrouck
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the book is overlong, van Reybrouck makes a good case for the importance of Congo to world history and its ongoing centrality in a time of resurgent economic colonialism, this time on the part of China."
Sprawling portrait of a land that, by Belgian writer van Reybrouck's account, has been at the center of world history as well as a continent. Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY FOUNTAIN by Robert J Van Eyden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2013

"A charming, easy-to-read fable providing useful pointers on personal finance management."
In this finance-focused tale, a South African ex-athlete is led on a journey to uncover the secrets to achieving lasting wealth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT OUTDOORS by David P. Barash
Released: April 28, 1989

The manifold joys and occasional jolts of nine outdoor pursuits, as perceived with generous insight and sentiment by the author of Aging (1983), The Hare and the Tortoise (1986), and several others. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA by David P. Chandler
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"Illustrated with b&w photos; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Some of the complications that may make Cambodia's history seem inaccessible to Americans are deftly unraveled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A journey to the center of human nature, where the view is not always agreeable."
The most literate popularizer of Darwinism since Thomas Huxley visits evolution's Dark Side, the front-lines where biological realities clash with cultural idealism, and returns with news both depressing and cheering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"Nonetheless, a stimulating look at the modern world's first- -and arguably still best—urban renewal project; a must for anyone interested in urban planning."
A useful reevaluation of the 19th-century bureaucrat who created modern Paris. Read full book review >