Search Results: "H.P. Newquist"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An arbitrary, loosely organized logjam of discoveries and successes, swept along on currents of relentless optimism. (resource list, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An exploration, festooned with period images, of the ways medicine and medical technology have historically healed, restored, and strengthened us. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A closer focus on biology than bloodshed makes this a natural companion for Tanya Lloyd Kyi's more anthropological Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood (2012). (bibliography, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Newquist expands considerably on the premise that "[t]here is more to blood than that it's red and kind of gross" without neglecting to keep the "kind of gross" parts in view. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The book is abundantly illustrated with charts, maps and photographs. (bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
In an engaging, fast-paced text, Newquist chronicles how centuries-old myths about a sea monster known as the kraken transformed into the modern study of Architeuthis dux, the giant squid. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

If you rub up against a mammoth in your sleep, should you scream or just enjoy it? Read full book review >

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H.P. LOVECRAFT by H.P. Lovecraft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Black-robed by Library of America, the real King rises from darkness in his homeland. His reputation abroad glows."
A landmark that lifts Lovecraft from pulp to Poe as a master of macabre fantasy and horror, despite Edmund Wilson's infamous destructive essay "Tales of the Marvelous and Ridiculous." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Timely and informative. Where was so clear an explication during the health-care brouhaha on Capitol Hill?"
A cartoon-driven examination of what's wrong with the American way of health care—and why the legislative reform of 2010 was necessary. Read full book review >

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TALES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"But even without it this attractive volume offers a fine chance to sample Lovecraft's ghoulish pleasures."
A collection of ten prototypical stories by Lovecraft (1890-1937), the influential myth-and monster-maker of Providence, Rhode Island, whose extravagantly gothic tales have spawned and inspired such latterday disciples as Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell. Read full book review >

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MAGRUDER'S CURIOSITY CABINET by H.P. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An entertaining, well-researched, if sometimes superficial beach read about a famous beach."
A fast-paced tale of a historic amusement park under siege. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE EAST by H.P. Willmott
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"An enlightening fusion of meticulous scholarship and graphic art. (70 color, 80 b&w illustrations)"
British military historian Willmott (Naval Historical Branch/Ministry of Defence) employs myriad illustrations and lucid prose to explain the Allied victory in the Pacific. Read full book review >

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STICKS by H.P. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Other titles include Stones (ISBN: 978-1-60214-100-1), Leaves (ISBN: 978-1-60214-101-8) and Snow (ISBN: 978-1-60214-102-5). (Ages 1-3)"
Sharp, full-color photographs of toddlers and preschoolers playing (safely) with sticks forms an eye-catching background to a brief and surprisingly informative text: "Trees hold their branches in the air. / After branches fall, they are sticks." Read full book review >