Search Results: "Ian Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"A disturbing, transformative text that veers toward essential reading."
A profoundly uncomfortable but provocative argument that "productive war" promotes greater safety, a decrease in violence and economic growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A superior contribution to the grand-theory-of-human-history genre."
A formidable, richly engrossing effort to determine why Western institutions dominate the world. Read full book review >

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FORAGERS, FARMERS, AND FOSSIL FUELS by Ian Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"In the hands of this talented writer and thinker, this potentially dry material becomes an engaging intellectual adventure, fully accessible to the generalist, as it ranges across millennia and disciplines including classical history, sociology, and moral and political philosophy."
A provocative explanation for the evolution and divergence of ethical values. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 1994

"At best, a sketchy guide for those seeking perspectives on potentially earthshaking swings in the socioeconomic order on the eve of the 21st century."
A panoramic audit—more notable for length than depth—of the forces that could shape the business world, and middle-class lifestyles, over the next decade or so. Read full book review >

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I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF CLASSIC POEMS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An ideal collection to give or to share. (indexes) (Poetry. 10-12, adult)"
Stately figures and scenes in luminous colors provide rich backdrops for 74 English poems selected as much for their sonorous language as for their familiarity. Read full book review >

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ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW LEOPARD by Jackie Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"It may all seem overdone to adults, but younger animal lovers and dreamy sorts will linger over both the art and the story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Highlighted by close-ups of a magnificent snow leopard rendered in subtly blended watercolors, this mystical original tale will transport readers to its remote, otherworldly setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A DRAGON by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Together with the brief verses, the images will appeal to all who love to make believe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A beguiling invitation to the diverse, fantastical realms of dragons. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF THE GOLDEN HARE by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of legend and the wild. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One little boy's family holds the secret of the golden hare. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT A BEAR by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"It is lovely to see natural history and a sense of eco-awareness combined with many children's most beloved plaything. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives and habitats of eight kinds of bear. Read full book review >