Search Results: "Jeffrey L. Rotman"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA TURTLES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"For sea turtle facts, this is adequate. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jam-packed with information and photographs, this ocean adventure falls short of potential due to poor organization and occasional heavy-handedness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY FISH, COUNTRY FISH by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This attractive new look at underwater life may inspire diving dreams for both city and country readers. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The familiar contrast between city and country is used to compare the teeming, colorful and diverse world of tropical fishes with the more uniformly colored, less varied and less crowded cold-water world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OCTOPUS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Those with James Martin's fine Tentacles (1993) on their shelves will still want this one. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The creators of Coral Reef (1996) use captivating science writing and striking full-color photographs to draw readers into the strange underwater world of the octopus. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEF by Mary E. Cerullo
NATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Outstanding. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Science writing that is vivid, precise, and rich in detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOBSTERS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
All about the crustacean ``called `the gangster of the sea' because it is aggressive and territorial by nature'': its anatomy, life cycle, courtship, and breeding; and about lobstering: its history and lore, trapping, and marketing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT DANGEROUS SEA CREATURES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Hardly earth-shattering. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Oceanographer Cerullo provides a potpourri of odd facts about 25 sea creatures, including lionfish, giant octopus, jellies, stingrays, and tiger sharks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2002

"A rush job to meet the channel's 20th anniversary in May. (Charts, illustrations)"
Co-founder Batten provides a sloppy history of the Weather Channel's first 20 years on the air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARKS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Shark quiz; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Enough action-filled underwater shark photos to delight even the most bloodthirsty enthusiast, though the author notes that ``You are about fifty times more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark.'' She discusses shark anatomy, evolution, habits, and reproduction (live birth, egg, and combinations), with a special section on the uses of sharks in medical research: preventing tumors, treating burn victims, studying heart and kidney disease, and providing some answers to human immune-system diseases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2013

"Accessible and cogently written, this slim volumewould be right at home in a cardiologist's office."
Williams, a cardiologist, details what a pacemaker is and the process of its implantation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Buried Symbol by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"While it shows potential, this tale lays the groundwork for future installments instead of delivering a rousing adventure."
A poor young man strives to rise above his station in a rigid society stratified into strict castes in this debut fantasy novel, the first in The Runes of Issalia series.Read full book review >

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UNSETTLE THE SCORE by Jeffrey L. Hollman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious thriller, successful in nearly every respect."
In Hollman's debut thriller, a car accident leaves a young girl dead, spurring the girl's gangster father, a dormant serial killer and multiple government agencies into action. Read full book review >