Search Results: "Jeffrey A. Margolis"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Although the rise in teen crime correlates with the decline of the family, there are no easy solutions and Margolis never delves very deep; this is a cursory overview of a complex problem. (b&w photos, not seen, charts, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
This thought-provoking book in the Issues in Focus series points out that juvenile crime has become a major American crisis: ``The number of juveniles arrested for homicide between 1983 and 1992 increased 128 percent, as opposed to the 9 percent increase among the adult population.'' Margolis explores the history of such crime in America, how the laws have changed over time, and how some communities are attempting to reduce crime and to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITE SEA by Jeffrey A. Carver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Another splendid adventure, with intriguing puzzles, first- rate problem-solving, and an impressive array of alien characters, motives, and methods."
The third exercise in alien science and diplomacy for former planetary surveyor John Bandicut (Strange Attractors, 1995; Neptune Crossing, 1994), his embedded translator stones, his cranial lodger (the serially immortal quarx—this latest version is female), his alien allies Ik, Li-Jared, and Antares, and the intelligent robots Napoleon and Copernicus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESCENDANT by Jeffrey A. Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"This novel's offbeat narrative style and absorbing protagonist help to overcome its occasional missteps."
In Levin's sci-fi debut, a young man in the 24th century travels through space and time, confronts aliens, and falls in love. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY’S END by Jeffrey A. Carver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Overall, much less convincing than the author's splendid Chaos Chronicles (The Infinite Sea, 1996, etc.)."
Carver extends his established series about the star riggers, who navigate spaceships through the perilous region of space-time called the Flux. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1994

"Cogent arguments crisply presented."
A clear warning that the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains means big trouble ahead, and a multifaceted plan of action for dealing with the problem. Read full book review >

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NEPTUNE CROSSING by Jeffrey A. Carver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Not an auspicious send- off."
First of a series involving aliens and chaos theory, and set on Neptune's moon Triton, from the author of The Rapture Effect (1987), The Infinity Link (1984), etc. After alien ruins are found on remote, chilly Triton, the MINEXFO mining corporation sends an expedition to prospect and recover usable, if mysterious, metals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A superficial look at the brave new world to come, enlightening primarily about research trends."
Bold predictions, mostly glowing, about the technological advances to come in medicine, complete with a time line from now to 2030. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2004

"A smart piece of natural history that spills over into social, political, and scientific commentary."
In prose as bright as a song, entomologist Lockwood relates the brief but devastating 19th-century reign of the Rocky Mountain locust, his research into its mysterious disappearance, and its impact on American history and science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An enlightening postmortem on a consequential LBO, which vividly depicts its human and socioeconomic costs. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
A workmanlike account of the selling and salvaging of R.H. Macy's, an American retailing institution. Read full book review >

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STRANGE ATTRACTORS by Jeffrey A. Carver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"A dazzling, thrilling, innovative space opera—a remarkable turnaround after the half-baked series opener, and probably Carver's best effort to date."
The second of Carver's independently intelligible Chaos Chronicles (Neptune Crossing, 1994) featuring surveyor John Bandicut who—aided by his superintelligent, disembodied cranial lodger, the quarx—saved the Earth from being blasted by a comet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH COOKIES WITH SPRINKLES by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"A sweet and compassionate introduction to an important Jewish custom. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl watches a poor man take a bruised apple from the market's discard pile and finds a way to help him. Read full book review >