Search Results: "John Darwin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded, erudite book that finds the work of empire building more nuanced than catastrophic."
A sweeping, nondogmatic study of the gradual and not always secure development of the British Empire. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"Enthusiastically conveyed personal-development mantras."
The author shares his guiding principles for a more rewarding life (which for him meant not working company jobs) in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE by Emma Darwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An ambitious debut, poorly executed."
A muddled first novel, from England, about love and war's aftermath, told by alternating narrators: an early-19th-century soldier and a late-20th-century teenager. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Nothing can replace The Voyage of the Beagle, but Keynes provides a colorful and lively account of this history-making scientific adventure. (20 color, 109 b&w illustrations)"
Charles Darwin's great-grandson retells the story of his famous voyage around the world. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN FORECAST by Galileo K. Darwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A futurist looks into the mirror and barely recognizes the strange human being staring back."
A remarkably frank, comprehensive assessment of 21st-century life is only the staging area for one of the richest, wildly imaginative rocket ship rides into the future of humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE, KAYLA! by Darwin McBeth Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Kayla is an appealing protagonist and readers with a special interest in dance will identify with her desire to achieve her dream, but others will find little to hold their interest. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When her beloved grandmother dies unexpectedly, Kayla is forced to move from a close-knit South Carolina farming community to inner-city Chicago; there she struggles to adjust to living with relatives and making new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-written and -documented challenge of some of the assumptions on both sides in the debate about global warming."
Hamblin (History/Oregon State Univ.; Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, 2009, etc.) explores how ideas about human intervention altering the environment have changed over time. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NOISY BIRD SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"For fostering nature awareness, this is a welcome companion to the author's previous titles about noisy bugs and noisy frogs. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A say-along, sing-along invitation introduces the art of birding by ear through simple, recognizable bird songs and sounds and, mostly, familiar birds. Read full book review >

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DUCK TO THE RESCUE by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"This well-intentioned duck has a heart of gold to go with his lead foot and ham fist—er, wing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Now that the pigs, the chickens and the cows at Greenstalk's farm have made merry mayhem (Cows to the Rescue, 2011, etc.), it's the duck's turn. Read full book review >