Search Results: "Gary Paul Nabhan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1993

"An enjoyable mix of information and opinion from a writer whose delight in nature is always wise and thoughtful, never sentimental or smug."
A journey from Florence to Assisi in the steps of St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1994

"A convincing case for the necessity of exposing children to nature, sometimes marred by the authors' narrow vision and smug tone. (10 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
Meditations and personal anecdotes from naturalists/hiking buddies/fathers Nabhan (Gathering the Desert, 1985) and Trimble. ``Children do need wildness,'' the authors argue: not just trees and grass, but open, unpeopled places, where they can ``nibble on icicles and watch ants...lie back and contemplate clouds and chickadees.'' As parents, we should provide our young with ``direct exposure to a variety of wild plants and animals,'' including the less cuddly types, like snakes and lizards. Read full book review >

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THE CULTURE OF HABITAT by Gary Paul Nabhan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Nonetheless, the themes touched on are certain to be of interest to those readers concerned about environmental issues, especially worldwide biodiversity and its conservation."
Essays on plants, animals, wild places, and human interactions with them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 23, 1989

A brave if ragged try at a daunting goal: to examine American Indian farming practices—above all, traditional approaches to genetic selection—in the context of ongoing crises in modern commercial-scale agriculture and land or water management throughout the Americas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Of interest only to food activists and organic-gardening buffs—who are probably already converts to the cause."
The pleasures are few, the politics plenty, in this preachy treatise on the politically correct production and consumption of food. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN POLLINATORS by Stephen Buchmann
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Another of nature's elegant loops. (b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
Pollinators are the Rodney Dangerfields of the animal world: They just don't get no respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"The occasionally florid writing notwithstanding, the book provides well-crafted regional recipes and edifying passages about the surveyed chiles."
Three self-described "gastronauts" plumb climate change through the piquant prism of chile peppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Mike Wallace
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Rich material in plain packaging."
The 60 Minutes warhorse, now 87, recounts his most memorable interviews. Read full book review >

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY by Harvey Pekar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Learned, passionate and accessible history of the first order, casting a critical but mostly benevolent eye on an often-contradictory movement."
The story of the legendary 1960s student-activist group, in words and pictures. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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