Search Results: "Jacob Darwin Hamblin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-written and -documented challenge of some of the assumptions on both sides in the debate about global warming."
Hamblin (History/Oregon State Univ.; Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, 2009, etc.) explores how ideas about human intervention altering the environment have changed over time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded, erudite book that finds the work of empire building more nuanced than catastrophic."
A sweeping, nondogmatic study of the gradual and not always secure development of the British Empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Nothing can replace The Voyage of the Beagle, but Keynes provides a colorful and lively account of this history-making scientific adventure. (20 color, 109 b&w illustrations)"
Charles Darwin's great-grandson retells the story of his famous voyage around the world. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN FORECAST by Galileo K. Darwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A futurist looks into the mirror and barely recognizes the strange human being staring back."
A remarkably frank, comprehensive assessment of 21st-century life is only the staging area for one of the richest, wildly imaginative rocket ship rides into the future of humanity. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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FERALS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"This series opener is definitely not for arachnophobes or those easily frightened, but stouthearted readers happy to suspend their disbelief may enjoy the urban setting and fast-paced plot. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
People who can commune with animals populate this urban fantasy for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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THE SWARM DESCENDS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Here's hoping the next book offers more nuanced characters and a less calculable plot. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Caw and his friends return in this sequel to Ferals (2015).Read full book review >

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THE POSER by Jacob Rubin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"A strong debut that remains steadily written, even as it drifts away from its best material."
Rubin's debut novel tells an imaginative story of American emptiness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A sturdy analysis of neoconservatism in American life."
An in-depth analytical history of neoconservatism and the men and women who created perhaps the most significant foreign-policy shift of the past 25 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"If, as Sullum sarcastically concludes, 'freedom is the most pernicious' risk factor for disease and injury in the eyes of antismokers, a more disciplined analysis of smoking in relation to freedom is badly needed. (8 pages b&w photos) (Radio satellite tour)"
A somewhat predictable libertarian attack on antismoking efforts. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by Jacob Soll
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing, well-crafted discussion highlighting a major contribution to political and economic well-being, with an obvious moral for today."
Soll's (History/Univ. of Southern California; The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System, 2009, etc.) double-entry bookkeeping in relation to the political and cultural significance of accounting and the rise and fall of nations and businesses. Read full book review >