Search Results: "Fred Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An able exposition of many of the ugly realities behind the global marketplace's attractive exterior."
New Scientist environment and development consultant Pearce (With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007, etc.) looks at the stuff our consumer dreams are made of, drawing dire conclusions about globalization along the way. Read full book review >

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THE NEW WILD by Fred Pearce
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pearce's book could use some pruning and shaping of its own, but his theme is significant: There is no going back when change is the norm."
Environmental journalist Pearce (The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, 2012, etc.) examines the effects of introduced species and our responses to them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2007

"Important reading for policymakers, climate-change skeptics and anyone planning a future beyond the next decade."
Well-documented and terrifying review of the scientific evidence supporting claims that Earth teeters on the edge of a climactic precipice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Consistently interesting, informative and inspiring reporting."
A veteran environmental journalist peeks into the future and reports some surprisingly good news. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"A well-researched, informative and accessible look at important economic and agricultural issues."
New Scientist environmental and development consultant Pearce (The Coming Population Crash, 2010, etc.) documents widespread global "land grabs" by moneyed interests and the dire consequences for poor people around the world. Read full book review >

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SHE'LL PUT A SPELL ON YOU
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Cold Spell (Fairytale Retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Fairy Tale Thriller

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Lady

Anti-bonus Factor: Cold Weather

Relationship Status: Just Getting Warmed Up

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

There’s definitely something sinister about this cover: the frozen thorns, the broken ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Not Pearce's best. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An uneven retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" swaps witches for werewolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 1995

Someone has been smuggling priceless antiquities out of British-controlled Egypt, maintains imperious American visitor Enid Skinner, and now that same someone has tried to kill her by pushing her under the wheels of a tram. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO SATTIN SHORE by Philippa Pearce
Released: April 9, 1984

"The mystery is a cover, of sorts, for emotional and psychological baring that would otherwise be too much."
Here is Kate Tranter coming home from school in the January dusk—the first to come, because she is the youngest of her family." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Philippa Pearce
Released: Oct. 20, 1972

"A beauty."
For Philippa Pearce's graceful retelling of the romantic 18th-century fairy tale, theatrical designer Barrett provides an atmospheric ultra-romantic 18th-century setting that reverberates with mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 1979

"An active story, intensely felt, discerningly put, and irresistibly pictured."
That perennial source of child-misery—an uptight mother who's not sympathetic to pets, especially the ratty sort—is deftly and unblinkingly examined by Philippa Pearce, though the situation is too familiar, and the outcome too predictable, to yield one of her more memorable fictions. Read full book review >