Search Results: "Jeremy Cherfas"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 27, 1982

"But the facts are difficult to track down amid the noise."
As Huxley was Darwin's "bulldog," so Gribbin and Cherfas have undertaken to bulldog the theories of Berkeley scientists Allan Wilson and Vincent Sarich—who've added a new twist to evolutionary studies by measuring the genetic distance between species. Read full book review >

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ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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THE STRAITS by Jeremy Craig
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Easygoing yet complex, veering between detachment and desperation, he's worth spending time with. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Since his mother and sister died in a Florida hurricane, Jim, 15, has survived in a FEMA trailer park with Aunt Mel, supplementing her meager income by working construction. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

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ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Explodes off the blocks and proceeds with grace and fluidity."
From the author of Cinderella Man (2005), another true-life tale of an underdog asserting his worth with a sports triumph. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS by Jeremy Seal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Here is evidence in an investigative report on who he was before he became the cult personage in the polar parsonage."
Nicholas, the fourth-century resident of Myra, Anatolia, one of the most popular saints, is the subject of this ornate biographical treatment. Read full book review >

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RENEWABLE by Jeremy  Shere
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A solid overview of an important, often misunderstood topic."
A bright, accessible account of renewable energy and its role in our lives. Read full book review >

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CHOPIN by Jeremy Siepmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"If these features lead the Chopin novice to further exploration, Siepmann's literary smudges will merit forgiveness. (illustrations, not seen)"
A short biography of the Polish composer and piano virtuoso, seasoned with nontechnical musical discussion. Read full book review >

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V.S. PRITCHETT by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Limns the public man rather than delving too deeply inward."
Breezy, proficient biography of the versatile English novelist, journalist, and critic, by former TLS editor Treglown (Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >