Search Results: "Dennis Kunkel"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIDERMANIA by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An unusual approach to the creepiest of crawlies, likely to snare unwary passers-by in droves. (index, multimedia resource lists, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
For their latest memorable venture into microscopic worlds, two veteran collaborators bring children face to face with the original "web masters" (Bug Shots, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

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SNEEZE by Alexandra Siy
Kirkus Star
by Alexandra Siy, photographed by Dennis Kunkel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

With an opening likely to leave hypochondriacs in a state of blind panic, Siy and Kunkel return to introduce no fewer than nine children about to sneeze, each from a different cause, before going on to trace the reflex's complex neuro-muscular pathways. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITO BITE by Alexandra Siy
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

Here children will get an engrossing glimpse of a smaller—much smaller—world that co-exists alongside their familiar one, as the authors commingle black-and-white photos of children at play around a water-filled old tire, with digitally colored micrographs of a female mosquito hatching, reaching adulthood and seeking out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An excellent additions to the science, biography, and careers sections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Outstanding photographs invite the reader into the world of microscopist Dennis Kunkel, a working scientist who studies plants and animals using lenses from the simple hand loupe, which magnifies an image up to ten times, to the sophisticated transmission electron microscope (TEM) that uses an electron beam and can magnify an object up to 1,000,000 times. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Limited bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Using photos captured by electron microscopist Kunkel, the authors have assembled an electron-eye's view of insects, pollen, algae, dust, and us (skin, taste buds, etc.) in a series of startlingly clear images of the very small—linked by a discussion of the botany, biology, and ecology of the many tiny creatures that suffer us to share their planet. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Striking as they are, as mug shots these bug shots don't work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Intriguing photographs taken through a scanning electron microscope accompany this detective-themed introduction to insects. Read full book review >

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INDECISION by Benjamin Kunkel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"It isn't high art, but it's full of high spirits."
Paralyzed by indecision, does he dare to eat a peach? No, the protagonist of this debut novel is likelier to devour an antidepressant before gazing into the abyss. Read full book review >

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MAN IN PROFILE by Thomas Kunkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Kunkel cannot solve the mystery, but he offers a finely delineated portrait of the man."
The strange trajectory of one writer's career. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR by Thomas Kunkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Even though Kunkel's biography and Ben Yagoda's About Town have skimmed the cream from these letters, there's still plenty to enlighten and satisfy anyone with the remotest interest in writing, editing, or absorbing reading. (Author tour)"
A pungent supersized bouquet of letters that—in the apt words of Ross biographer Kunkel (Genius in Disguise, 1994)—brings the New Yorker's inimitable founding editor, "loudly, reprovingly alive." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Essential for thoughtful Catholics."
A winning ethnographic portrait of 28 American Catholic priests. Read full book review >

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GENIUS IN DISGUISE by Thomas Kunkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Kunkel writes with such fair-mindedness and so convincingly that readers, including the old lady from Dubuque, will need to remind themselves that they didn't know Ross personally."
A thoroughly classy profile of the famously demanding founder and editor of the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >