Search Results: "Fentress Architects"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ARCHITECTS by John Nicholson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Consider this import a companion or alternative to Bert Kitchen's more striking And So They Build (1993) or Barbara Taylor's photographic survey, Animal Homes (1996). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
From a sea turtle's portable shell to the "Skyscrapers of Spit and Sand" built by some termites, or the elaborate nests of titmice and weaver birds, Nicholson surveys the astonishing range of structures that animals construct as temporary or permanent homes. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ARCHITECTS by Russell Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1971

"A congenial and informative tour."
Though the subject lacks the inherent conceptual interest of the author's Animal Instincts (1970) or How Animals Learn (1969), this treatment of animal homes, from air-conditioned termite cities to the huge underground Texas metropolis housing 400 million prairie dogs, is up to his high standards of clarity, relevant detail, and respect for subject and reader. Read full book review >

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CLOVER by Scott  Bergstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Still, there's a lot to admire in an app sprung from a bold design choice that errs on the side of simplicity and which, for the most part, works very well. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An adventurous dog takes an improbable global trip to find her master. Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Impressive biological speculations and an intriguing setup, but the stodgy investigation isn—t helped either by the obscure motive or the tale's overstuffing with pointless Victoriana."
Science fiction whodunit set in the same future as Inherit the Earth (1998) from Stableford (to whom, last time out, Kirkus ascribed the output of fellow-Britisher Brian Lumley—apologies to both authors). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1997

"Perhaps the Web is Reid's Camelot and Gates his Castro."
An authoritative overview of the last three years on the Internet that is is plagued, however, by serious questions of audience, an elitist voice, and an almost paranoid preoccupation with Microsoft's Bill Gates. Read full book review >

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DISCOVER AMERICA'S FAVORITE ARCHITECTS by Patricia Brown Glenn
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 29, 1996

"Helpful back matter will make this a valuable—but not stand-alone—resource for budding builders and draftpersons. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
The lives and careers of ten movers and shakers are gathered in this user-friendly introduction to the history of American architecture from the team behind Under Every Roof (1993, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sometimes exciting, sometimes tedious, always supported by a sturdy foundation of fact and tireless archival research. (3 maps, 18 plates)"
A thoroughly researched history of the origins of the Mafia in Sicily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A lovely introduction to the impact that a creative mind can have on the world. (author's note, illustrator's note, sources, key to works depicted) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A whimsical look at the life of one of the best-known American architects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1997

"Despite the usual Steelian menu of love, pain, and compassion, most fans will figure out the ending long before they get to it—and could probably supply the cadences as well."
In her 41st novel (Special Delivery, p. 751, etc.), Steel weaves touches of the paranormal into a historical romance. Read full book review >

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CITY OF THE MIND by Penelope Lively
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"Obviously thinky—indeed, a tad too introspective—but Lively is still a searching, gifted writer, mistress of a tightly reined-in sentimentality that will hit any reader who's experienced a funk such as Matthew Halland's."
From the author of the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tiger (1988), etc.: a serious, self-involved meditation on transience and immutability, with a map of London—present and past—laid on top. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
Released: April 15, 1943

"A contemporary novel."
This is almost a first rate novel. Read full book review >