Search Results: "Gregory Chaitin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Provocative? Yes. The last word on evolution? No, but a stimulating one all the same."
From a renowned mathematician, a collection of a series of lectures on "Metabiology: Life as Evolving Software"—a "philosophy and history of ideas course on how and why to approach biology mathematically." Read full book review >

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GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

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AFTER GREGORY by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An intellectual wordsmith's whodunit."
Sometimes indecipherable, often intriguing, this literary and existential mystery-within-a-novel may remind readers of the fiction of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, and other authors who chart the modern American search for identity. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GREGORY by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The paintings are dappled and disarming, but young readers may find the disquieting visual narrative a bewildering and curious counterpoint to the much more mainstream text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Iris can't help but wonder how and when her baby cousin, who is to be named Gregory, will arrive. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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THE CASEBOOK OF GREGORY HOOD by Anthony Boucher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Rewarding curiosities for period and radio fans."
Fourteen previously unpublished radio plays from the 1940s concocted by actor/scriptwriter Green (1905-54) and Boucher (1911-68), novelist and dean of American mystery reviewers. Read full book review >

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THE 14 FIBS OF GREGORY K. by Greg Pincus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By any reckoning, a successful debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The addition of math-contest pressure and the impending subtraction of a best friend equal a stressful sixth-grade year for Gregory Korenstein-Jasperton. Read full book review >

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GREGORY, MAW, AND THE MEAN ONE by David Gifaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"An aimless and loose-jointed yarn, but mildly funny. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Norbert Meaney earns his moniker by throwing horses through windows and terrorizing children—because, he boasts, he has no heart. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 1978

"And all their foibles, talents, and comical conditions are keynoted with style and assurance in Lobel's solid little figures—as splendid in pastel rags (or, in one case, sprouting grass) as in 18th-century finery."
Lobel delights with his selections as much as his illustrations in these 35 lesserknown folk rhymes, all with human subjects. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 1971

"Their antics and encounters, however, have neither plot nor point, and the amusing conceits, such as umbrella plants that ripen just before the rain, don't provide the thrust this formless little bonbon needs."
There is a certain ingenuous charm in this sketchily illustrated present-tense story of a rabbit and a turtle who take off in an odd flying machine for a valley where an orchestra of llamas, antelopes and sheep perform evening concerts and a lonely horse watches TV from morning to night. Read full book review >