Search Results: "Isaac Levendel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A meticulous, very specific 'on the ground' research study."
A grassroots-level, chilling dissection of French collaboration in southeastern Vichy. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO SCHOOL by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"This is an excellent read-aloud for the back-to-school crowd. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman (Moses Goes to a Concert, 1998) describes a typical first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO A CONCERT by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1998

"The final page illustrates the signed letters of the alphabet. (Picture book. 5- 9)"
Millman's story, illustrated in delicate watercolors, ought to pop open a few young eyes (and perhaps some adult eyes as well). Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO THE CIRCUS by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

Moses and his family are having a great time at the circus; but since Moses is deaf, the whole family signs. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN CHILD by Isaac Millman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"A must. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Millman, who lived his first years as Isaac Sztrymfman in Paris, provides a crystal clear, heart-wrenching chronicle of his years in hiding during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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TODAY AND TOMORROW AND. . . . by Isaac Asimov
Released: April 13, 1973

"Well prepared in the author's serendipitous style, this volume reads easily and is entertaining, appealing to readers interested in the natural world and the interactions of science and society."
Is the duckbilled platypus your thing? Read full book review >

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VIEW FROM A HEIGHT by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 6, 1963

"These are excellent examples of the modern scientific essay which very few writers today can equal in style, form, and content."
Seventeen crackerjack essays again give witness to the clarity and pleasure with which Asimov writes on favorite topics in biology, physics, chemistry, and astronomy for the reader with a modicum of knowledge and interest in science subjects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An extraordinary, fascinating set of firsthand accounts from the revolutionary era."
Poignant documents on the collapse of an old world, mixed with learned commentary: an outstanding work of history. Read full book review >

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WORDS OF SCIENCE by Isaac Asimov
Released: Aug. 25, 1959

"An imperative book for the student of science and one written with such clarity that any reader possessed of intellectual curiosity or love of language will enjoy turning- and returning- to its pages."
An excellent encyclopedia of scientific terms, the articles in this alphabetically arranged text are written with that same verve, lucidity, and concentration of knowledge which characterize Isaac Asimov's other books. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 19, 1970

"Table of dates and genealogies appended."
Forgotten, believes Dr. Asimov, in the sense of being slighted, even slandered, by Western historians — but this conscientious recapitulation of Byzantine history is defeated by an excess of detail, a want of emphasis and topical development: ultimately, one remembers not what the Empire stood for but the difficulty of keeping it standing. Read full book review >

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QUICK AND EASY MATH by Isaac Asimov
Released: April 1, 1964

"School, Young Adult, and popular math collections should find this a reasonably readable addition to their shelves."
The prolific author of science fiction and scientific nonfiction for the lay and young reader, biochemist Isaac Asimov goes outside his special field here. Read full book review >

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ABC'S OF ECOLOGY by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The book is printed on recycled paper and we can assume too that it's compiled from scraps of recycled data out of Dr. A's copious files."
This is the fourth of Asimov's ABC books and like the others it suffers from the inaptness of the concept itself. Read full book review >