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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Practical, detailed and authoritative—essential reading."
An incisive look at global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."
The latest from one of the finest contemporary graphic artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF EMPRESS CASSIA by Gabrielle Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hinting of a spell of unearthly enchantment with its mystical healing garden and the good-hearted artist that creates it, this effort offers promise but ultimately is more charcoal sketch than pastel panorama. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Using a box of enchanted pastels, 12-year-old Chinese-Australian Mimi Lu creates a fantasy garden with supernatural properties. Read full book review >

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THE VOYEURS by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell's standing among the first rank of the genre's artists."
"Graphic memoir" only hints at the artistry of a complex, literary-minded author who resists the bare-all confessionalism so common to the genre and blurs the distinction between fiction and factual introspection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSPIRACY 365 by Gabrielle Lord
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the first of a planned 12-book series, one book for each month of the year Callum must survive. (Thriller. YA)"
Callum Ormond is a wanted teen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An intriguing look into an increasingly common religious dilemma in America. (Author tour)"
An absorbing and articulate study of the special challenges posed by intermarriage between Jews and Christians. Read full book review >

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HER BEST-KEPT SECRET by Gabrielle Glaser
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality 'whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real' and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >

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TRUTH IS FRAGMENTARY by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"These are more like sketchbooks from an artist who perhaps needed to clear away the clutter before moving on."
A collection of comic diary entries about drawing comics. Read full book review >