Search Results: "Eric A. Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"A fascinating look at ordinary life, terror, and persecution during the Holocaust."
Following on the heels of the groundbreaking scholarship of Daniel Jonah Goldhagen and Christopher Browning, Johnson (History/Central Michigan Univ.; Urbanization and Crime, not reviewed, etc.) takes a chilling look at what motivated the German people to pursue the course of the war and the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Notwithstanding Johnson's strong stylistic ties to illustrators such as Randolph Caldecott and E. Boyd Smith, adults are the likeliest audience for this volume. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although fine lines and a low contrast palette give Johnson's paintings a faded, smudgy look, he effectively captures the classic nursery rhyme's flavor, decking the matronly Mother Hubbard out in sweeping 19th-century gowns that are ruffled, fur- trimmed and elaborately accessorized, then dispatching her to a series of elegantly appointed shops and stalls for goods to lavish on her pampered canine. Read full book review >

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SNOW SOUNDS by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"A wonderful introduction to the world of poetic language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's December 23, and a young boy is sleeping. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT SEALS by Sylvia A. Johnson
Released: Jan. 2, 1989

The northern seals with trunk-like proboscises were nearly extinct in 1800 but now number over 100,000, with populations making their homes on the Pacific coasts of Mexico and California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2015

"A surprisingly winning long-distance love story."
The story of a Christian relationship, revealed in a series of letters. Read full book review >

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MAPPING THE WORLD by Sylvia A. Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Accessible, beautiful, and informative, this is essential for most collections. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From the oldest maps in the world, to mapping the earth and other planets from space, Johnson (Ferrets, 1997, etc.) introduces the world of cartography using an outstanding collection of full-color period prints and contemporary photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Amid heavy black lines are vividly colored areas, all against a deep aqua background, and filled with pattern and movement. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A saucy version of a traditional tale of the Chinese zodiac from the creators of Ten Suns (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAW AND SOCIAL NORMS by Eric A. Posner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A stimulating application of game theory to law, equally valuable for social scientists and those interested in legal theory."
In the tradition of the Chicago School of law and economics, Posner (Law/Univ. of Chicago) offers an insightful study of the relationship between legal regulation and social norms. Read full book review >

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SHAKING THE FOUNDATION by Sylvia A. Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A finely crafted introduction to Darwin's theories and the controversies they spawned. (photographs, maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A concise, informative overview of how Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolution shook the foundations of religious beliefs and long-held scientific views. Read full book review >