Search Results: "Giulio Tononi"


BOOK REVIEW

PHI by Giulio Tononi
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A challenging, rewarding read that will undoubtedly alter your consciousness."
Neuroscientist and psychiatrist Tononi (Consciousness Science/Univ. of Wisconsin; co-author: A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination, 2000) offers an original, provocative tale of a scientist's quest to understand how the brain generates consciousness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Sure to be as popular as Maestro's Halloween Howls, 1983; fortunately, the sturdy paper should withstand a lot of use. ``What holiday is a hoot? Owloween.'' (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Sixty riddles based on wordplay that's clever enough to be intriguing as well as funny—each, with its answer, on a full, small page with an illustration that's gruesome enough to suit the occasion but also colorful, well drawn, and usually comical. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

Partly filling the historical gap between their New Americans: Colonial Times, 1620-1689 (1998) and A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution (1987), the Maestros examine King William's War, Queen Anne's War, the War of Jenkins' Ear, and other half-forgotten conflicts usually lumped together as the French and Indian Wars. Read full book review >

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BATS by Betsey Maestro
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Have you hugged a bat today? (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Bat's aren't evil, just strange, and the bum rap they have received since day one is undeserved. Read full book review >

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THE NEW AMERICANS by Betsy Maestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"As a starting point for research, the quick explanations of many different topics will be useful, and the index and additional back matter will give readers direction in pursuing fuller coverage on a variety of topics. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
This entry, fourth in The American Story series (third chronologically), covers colonization by the English, Dutch, French, and Spanish, as well as the displacement of the Native Americans, brings in the Pilgrims, Puritans, the beginnings of the Triangle Trade, and comments on the shifting patterns of alliances and warfare between Europeans and native peoples. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF RELIGION by Betsy Maestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Still, this is, in many ways, a revelatory work and a provocative introduction to a complicated subject. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
An illustrated synopsis of the genesis and basic ideas of each of the world's major religions, as well as of some minor ones. Read full book review >

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HOW DO APPLES GROW? by Betsy Maestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-Science'' series. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
A straightforward, carefully detailed presentation of how ``fruit comes from flowers,'' from winter's snow-covered buds through pollination and growth to ripening and harvest. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

The Maestros continue their "American Story" series with a lucid, opinionated account of the American Revolution, from the end of the French and Indian Wars to George Washington's resignation as Commander-in-Chief. Read full book review >

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TAKE A LOOK AT SNAKES by Betsy Maestro
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Attractive, but not essential. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An introduction, with softly colored drawings that—while large and colorful—are sometimes fuzzy. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE GARDEN by Giulio Mozzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Although Mozzi's style is crisp and straightforward, the stories themselves are beautifully nuanced and elliptical."
Eight elegantly translated short stories—cryptic, wry and witty. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU HEAR WHEN COWS SING? by Marco Maestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A great addition to the venerable I Can Read series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Moosic'' is the answer to the question in the title, perfectly reflecting the goofy tone of this worthy sequel to the father-and-son team's first book of riddles, Riddle City, USA! (1994). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF MONEY by Betsy Maestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"A simpler, more focused treatment than Cribb's Money (in the Eyewitness format, 1990). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10.)"
A useful history covering the ancient practices of bartering and using commodities (salt, grain, tobacco) as media of exchange, plus the development of metal and paper currency and contemporary cashless methods of payment; handsomely illustrated with many expansive landscape paintings resembling those in the Maestros' The Discovery of the America (1991), maps, and meticulous drawings of coins and bills. Read full book review >