Search Results: "Helmut Norbert Taferner"


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EARTH ESSENCE by Helmut Norbert Taferner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2014

"A hearty and savory collection, with a few sweet delights thrown in."
A collection of healthy alternatives to traditional comfort food. Read full book review >

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A CITY UNDER THE SEA by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"She has a more compelling narrative, employs larger, more arresting photos, and provides further reading and an index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Wu (Fish Faces, 1993, etc.) describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night. Read full book review >

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FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAR'S CHRISTMAS by Norbert Landa
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The colorful illustrations feature a winsome blend of tenderness, humor, and keen appreciation for a child's boundless curiosity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young bear cub, Bertie, decides he wants to stay up for Christmas when his non-hibernating friends regale him with tales of snow, honey cakes, and a white-bearded man with gifts. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Helmut Newton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Disarmingly frank, refreshingly unsentimental, surprisingly crude, and utterly absorbing."
The renowned "bad boy" photographer reflects on his long journey from pampered Berlin brat to international fashion icon. Read full book review >

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A CRACKED RIVER by Norbert Hirschhorn
Released: Aug. 11, 2000

"His focus remains on the rich details of personal experience rather than the abstractions of larger events."
Hirschhorn, a physician who has worked to improve public health in the US and abroad, has been honored by the Clinton White House as one of six "American Health Heroes." Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MONSTER HUNT by Norbert Landa
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Although there is an important lesson to be learned here, this picture book would've benefited from a bit more imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This picture book by veterans Landa and Warnes puts a stale spin on a timeless lesson: There's no use in making a mountain out of molehill, or, in this case, a monster out of a mouse. Read full book review >

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EROS by Helmut Krausser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Though occasionally slow-moving, this narrative explores major themes of obsession, passion and control."
A novel of obsession—only partially erotic—that spans 50 years of German history, from World War II till the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

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Released: June 23, 2012

"Sparks fly in this fiery attempt to deconstruct Muhammad and erase Islam, if readers believe that fire can burn."
Pressburg attempts to debunk Islam and its founder, Muhammad. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH POLAR BEARS by Norbert Rosing
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Pair with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's A Polar Bear Biologist at Work (2001) for slightly older readers. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this attractive addition to a new series featuring animals in the wild, a veteran photographer describes the polar bears he studies, including information about habits, physical characteristics, child-rearing practices and their endangered environment. Read full book review >