Search Results: "Jennifer Margulis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2013

"Somewhat extreme views that are nonetheless worthy of close consideration by parents."
Investigative journalist Margulis (co-author: The Baby Bonding Book for Dads, 2008, etc.) contends that corporate interests are putting the lives of mothers and children at risk in order to increase the bottom line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 12, 2012

"By turns amusing, touching and occasionally irritating, this travelogue colorfully portrays India, perhaps convincingly enough for readers to want to visit with their own children."
A travel memoir from a mother and her two young sons on a tour of India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"This is vintage Margulis—personal, autobiographical, passionate, argumentative, at times over the top, but full of ideas—at least some of which, in the past, have proved to be right."
Let's hear it for the bugs— not your creepy-crawlies, but bacteria, the be-all (and possible end-all) of life on Earth, according to Margulis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"The rest can be described as flights of fact, fancy, and fantasy with no clear distinction."
The mother-son team that brought you Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution (1986—not reviewed) now tackle the age-old theme of the origin of sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS LIFE? by Lynn Margulis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Visually very attractive, this book will probably find a place on many coffee tables; but it would be surprising if any but the most dedicated readers persevered through the entire text. (15 charts)"
The authors of Mystery Dance: The Evolution of Human Sexuality (1991) return to the fundamental biological questions, this time taking on the slipperiest of all issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"An exhilarating exposition of provocative if extreme ideas."
Never one to shrink from controversy, biologist Margulis (Geosciences/Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst) and son Dorion (Biospheres, 1990) proclaim with predictable bombast that "symbiogenesis," the inheritance of acquired genomes, is the prime mover of evolution, by far outranking the role of adaptive mutations in creating new species. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAH! SAID THE BABY by Jennifer Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A nifty romp that doubles as a guessing game (with some phonics tied in), this has appeal for large read-aloud crowds as well as siblings who seek a lighter new-baby tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A baby's first word sends mother, brother and sister rushing around to figure out what it means. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG KAHUNA by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Together words and pictures create an utterly engaging picture-book experience—eye-catching, thought-provoking and just plain fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Surfer pigs rise above aphorisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINT by Jennifer Dance
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"Next time, Dance should focus on a single agenda or, better yet, tell a single story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A paint horse spends her life with several different owners on the Great Plains of the late 1800s. Read full book review >