Search Results: "Hal K. Rothman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2000

"A thoughtful tracking of the American environmental sympathies during this century that suffers only from its urge to grant the economy an imperious, overarching role."
Rothman (Devil's Bargains, not reviewed) examines the factors that have influenced Americans' perceptions of their natural world over the last 100 years and explains how those factors have shaped and reshaped our national environmental consciousness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2002

"Elaborate justification for anything an outsider might doubt about Gambler's Paradise."
Relentlessly upbeat chronicle of America's capital of glamour, sin, money-laundering, and heavyweight boxing—somewhat surprising, coming from the editor of the journal Environmental History and author of Saving the Planet (2000). Read full book review >

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The First Best Thing by Erin K. Rothman
Released: May 2, 2013

"An illustrated story that, despite its brevity, packs an emotional punch."
Debut author and illustrator Rothman tells a story of bullying, adolescent angst and psychological growth. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO DEAD TO SWING by Hal Glatzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though mystery takes a backseat to band member shenanigans and wall-to-wall banter, it's still a lively jitterbug down memory lane."
In 1940, a woman can't get a job in male-dominated swing bands except as a singer. Read full book review >

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LAST FERRY SOUTH by Hal Dorin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Patrick O'Brian meets Lee Child in this slightly flawed page-turner that still holds up."
Dorin's debut is a high-seas thriller set largely on a ferry making a perilous journey from Anchorage to Seattle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEIRS OF PROPHECY by Michael Rothman
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fair, heroic fantasy for the school-age demographic."
A mysterious earthquake catapults the modern-day Riverton family into the fantasy realm of Trimoria, where their latent magical abilities put them in peril from the reigning dark sorcerer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SENSES
Released: June 1, 1997

"This cutting-edge resource will be welcome in most collections. (index, not seen, b&w photos and illustrations, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Hellman explains how smart sensors work and provides apt examples of this emerging technology. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FULL MEASURE by Hal Glatzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Glatzer's ambitious mix of mystery and history hits all the right notes."
The days before America's entry into World War II are darkened by a murder with ugly racist overtones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOISE by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Although Clement's strained attempts to generate a plot are not a success, the real attraction here is the bizarre environment, meticulously set forth in glowing scientific detail."
New hard SF novel from the veteran pro (Half Life, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >