Search Results: "Galileo K. Darwin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMAN FORECAST by Galileo K. Darwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A futurist looks into the mirror and barely recognizes the strange human being staring back."
A remarkably frank, comprehensive assessment of 21st-century life is only the staging area for one of the richest, wildly imaginative rocket ship rides into the future of humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded, erudite book that finds the work of empire building more nuanced than catastrophic."
A sweeping, nondogmatic study of the gradual and not always secure development of the British Empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"Enthusiastically conveyed personal-development mantras."
The author shares his guiding principles for a more rewarding life (which for him meant not working company jobs) in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE by Emma Darwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An ambitious debut, poorly executed."
A muddled first novel, from England, about love and war's aftermath, told by alternating narrators: an early-19th-century soldier and a late-20th-century teenager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Nothing can replace The Voyage of the Beagle, but Keynes provides a colorful and lively account of this history-making scientific adventure. (20 color, 109 b&w illustrations)"
Charles Darwin's great-grandson retells the story of his famous voyage around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE, KAYLA! by Darwin McBeth Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Kayla is an appealing protagonist and readers with a special interest in dance will identify with her desire to achieve her dream, but others will find little to hold their interest. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When her beloved grandmother dies unexpectedly, Kayla is forced to move from a close-knit South Carolina farming community to inner-city Chicago; there she struggles to adjust to living with relatives and making new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-written and -documented challenge of some of the assumptions on both sides in the debate about global warming."
Hamblin (History/Oregon State Univ.; Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, 2009, etc.) explores how ideas about human intervention altering the environment have changed over time. Read full book review >

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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S DEATH by K. Valberde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2009

"A richly textured, thoughtful whodunit with a moral bite."
The London Blitz makes an almost perfect coverup for murder in this labyrinthine mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HITLIST by K. Rawson
Released: July 2, 2015

"A precise portrait of the teen zeitgeist that reassures readers that, despite indications to the contrary, the kids are all right."
An impulsive high school cyber-prank spirals dangerously out of control in Rawson's visceral, compelling debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENT HAND by Kathleen K.
Released: Nov. 12, 2011

"A comical, honest love story between two lost souls who complete each other."
A beautifully woven novel about an unusual boy and how he finds his way. Read full book review >