Search Results: "Gabrielle Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fascinating and well-written account of scientists at work in an often neglected discipline."
New Scientist editor Walker looks at the hottest issue in geology: whether or not the Earth of some 700 million years ago was covered in ice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Science made accessible and entertaining."
The fascinating story of earth's atmosphere, filled with fresh and lively biographical sketches of intrepid explorers of the natural world from Galileo to James Van Allen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A rollicking good read for science buffs, armchair adventurers and readers curious about the natural world at its most extreme."
Scientist Walker (An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere, 2007, etc.) pens a riveting "natural history of the only continent on Earth that has virtually no human history." Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1955

"These however will be appreciative."
A collection of short stories ranges from the rocky Welsh landscape of Testimonies to the softer Mediterranean coastline of The Catalans, confines a talent which is perhaps better suited to this medium, and includes some brief moments of experience where fate often adds the finishing touches to failure and futility. Read full book review >

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SNOW-WALKER by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Delicately written yet unquestionably solid, this supremely satisfying one-volume trilogy combines snow and ice with loyalty, love, trust, and adventure. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Richly atmospheric Nordic fantasy aswirl with snow and magic. Read full book review >

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WALKER PERCY by Patrick H. Samway
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Such crucial distinctions make this an essential critical companion to Percy's work, though the respectful tone mutes Percy's darker side—the malevolent irony and wicked satire so integral to his novels. (photos, not seen)"
Samway, who edited Signposts in a Strange Land, Percy's posthumously published essays, successfully triangulates the major forces unifying Percy's life (191690): a complex mix of Catholic faith, existential angst, and scientific method. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT WALKER by Nancy Wood
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Introductory material about the author and the Taos; title index. (Poetry. 12+)"
A companion to Many Winters (1974), this collection of 40-odd poems (several previously published) and a few prose pieces is also based on the legends, values, and beliefs of the Taos Pueblo Indians and restates many of the same themes: the interconnectedness of the earth and all beings, cycles of death and regeneration, the conflict of material and spiritual values, the strength of women. Read full book review >

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NUDE WALKER by Bathsheba Monk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"An allegory of old society confronting a new world, and a rollicking good read."
Kat Warren-Bineki didn't join the National Guard to see the world. She joined to escape the rusty tentacles of Warrenside, a depressed steel town—and to avoid her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"One baddie down, five to go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Starting where Wolf Brother (2005) left off, this engrossing sequel reunites young Stone Age survivor Turok with his beloved wolf. Read full book review >