Search Results: "Howard Goodall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Cultural history with some attitude and considerable rhythm and melody."
A celebrated British composer and broadcaster surveys the evolution and cultural significance of music, from prehistoric caves to Coldplay. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An excellent look at how researchers work and a fascinating introduction to chimpanzees. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Goodall's latest is a fascinating look at the behavior, development, and communication methods of the animals she has devoted her life to studying. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Depp plays oddballs and once messed up a hotel room. We knew this going in, right?"
Thimble-deep bio of misfit maestro Johnny Depp. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights—and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market. (Photos.)"
Peterson (English/Tufts), eloquent chronicler of nonhuman primates (The Deluge and the Ark, 1989), combines forces with chimp expert Goodall (Through a Window, 1990, etc.) to produce a Baedeker-cum-Declaration of Independence for the chimpanzee. Read full book review >

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GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1992

"For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. Read full book review >

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CHIMPANZEE CHILDREN OF GOMBE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"An irresistible replacement for the collaborators' The Chimpanzee Family Book (1989), now out of print. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An album of photographs of young chimpanzees from the families the famed naturalist has studied over 60 years in the now-protected area of Tanzania called Gombe National Park. Read full book review >

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A PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Though sincere, this prayer may have the unintended effect of numbing rather than inspiring. (Picture book/homily. 7-12)"
The distinguished naturalist Goodall presents an ecumenical exhortation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2001

"Further evidence, if any were needed by now, of Goodall's stunning intellectual acuity, broad curiosity, courage, decency, and goodness."
The second of a two-volume autobiography (Reason for Hope, 1999) in letters that allows readers to enter the daily life of famed primatologist Goodall. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF HOPE by Jane Goodall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Personal warmth and enthusiasm increase the charm of this celebration of the 'beauty, mystery, and complexity' of the plant world."
A wonderful introductory guide to the plant kingdom from one of the world's leading naturalists. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR WHITE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"Litty's watercolors beautifully illustrate this tale about the healing power of love. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet and heartwarming true story about a little white dog, who curled up on the beds of very sick children in a Children's Hospital in London and healed them with his warmth and love. Dr. White's tail thumped, his black nose snuggled, he licked sick hands, and critically ill children recovered. Read full book review >