Search Results: "James Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2006

"Martin concludes that things may just work out. Fans of H.G. Wells will enjoy the argument, which is definitely not for Luddites."
There's good news and bad news: We're destroying the planet, and some of us are going to succeed. Read full book review >

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CHAMELEONS by James Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
Dramatic full-color photos and a brief but lucid text provide an inviting introduction to some of the 100 species of true chameleons that inhabit Africa, Madagascar, Asia, and the Mediterranean coast of Europe. Read full book review >

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HIDING OUT by James Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Scientific names not included; brief index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another visual delight from the author and photographer of Chameleons (1991), with striking color photos of animals using camouflage to conceal themselves, alter their appearance, and mimic plants or other animals. Read full book review >

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FROGS by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is a convincing testament to unique creatures and their increasingly threatening environment. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The full-color photographs in this work pay gleaming, glistening homage to the frog, who survived for millions of years after the dinosaurs, only to be endangered by manmade pollutants today. Read full book review >

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JESUS by James Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"An intelligent, lively travelogue, well-timed to arrive for the Easter season, and a welcome complement to a direct reading of the Gospels."
A consideration of Christ, human and divine, from an on-native-ground perspective. Read full book review >

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TENTACLES by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Subtitled ``The Amazing World of Octopus, Squid, and Their Relatives,'' a fascinating introduction to the cephalapods, which also include the nautilus and cuttlefish. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY by James Conroyd Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Polish history buffs will be riveted, general readers less so."
Four Polish aristocrats negotiate the upheavals of the Napoleonic era. Read full book review >