Search Results: "E.G. Vallianatos"


BOOK REVIEW

POISON SPRING by E.G. Vallianatos
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers of this overheated but often on-the-mark polemic will conclude that the safest tactic is organic food and a fly swatter."
"We spend our lives living in a chemical soup," writes Vallianatos (This Land Is Their Land: How Corporate Farms Threaten the World, 2006, etc.), who was a risk evaluator for the Environment Protection Agency from 1979 to 2004. With Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; What's Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, 2011), he excoriates the agency for routinely yielding to outside pressure in regulating pesticides and other environmental pollutants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET & SOUR JULY by E.G. Barbuto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Barbuto's characters possess an interesting selection of traits; getting to know them better would have made a more rewarding reading experience. Anyone considering such a trip, though, will do well to consult this novel first."
A motley crew of travelers undertakes a tour from Hong Kong to Beijing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"While the novel may lack the sophistication to appeal to older generations, Carter has crafted a richly detailed world that young readers will love to spend time exploring, with protagonists worth rooting for."
Three young boys discover the doorway to an enchanted land through a mystical portal in their tree house in Carter's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Clearly written and filled with detail, this will be a strong contender in the calendar-book sweepstakes. (76 illustrations)"
The approach of the millennium has generated a spate of books on the history of our calendar. Read full book review >