Search Results: "K.C. Cole"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A sympathetic tribute to a brilliant physicist who gave up research to inspire a love for science in laymen."
An admiring biography of Frank Oppenheimer (1912-1985) by a friend and colleague, science writer Cole (Journalism/Univ. of Southern California; Mind Over Matter: Conversations with the Cosmos, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Cleverly entertaining 'stand-up' science in search of a cosmic punch line."
Award-winning science writer Cole (The Hole in the Universe, 2001, etc.) offers a "love letter to the universe and those who explore it" in an essay collection culled from her popular LA Times column. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"Once again, this talented author compellingly links a scientific discipline to the philosophical questions it raises about truth, reality, aesthetics, and metaphysics."
Los Angeles Times science writer Cole has found a niche writing in lyrical prose about basic concepts in physics and math for the layperson (The Universe and the Teacup, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Belongs in every basic modern science collection."
Here's the ultimate challenge for writer and reader: a book about nothing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"In sum, lots of good ideas, telling examples, and even amusing trivia that point to the importance of math, yet without revealing how mathematicians work. (line art)"
A short paean to mathematics in the vein of Cole's earlier volume, Sympathetic Vibrations (1984), which explored creativity, art, and beauty in relation to physics. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

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COLE PORTER by William McBrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"McBrien obviously appreciates and loves his subject, but his book lacks two things needed to convey Porter's essence: wit and rue. (72 illustrations, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page Cole Porter song list. Read full book review >

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NOEL AND COLE by Stephen Citron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Coward's own Future Indefinite, 1986, and Charles Schwartz's Cole Porter, 1977). (Thirty halftones)"
Witty, urbane, and enormously gifted, Noel Coward and Cole Porter were both born in small towns and encouraged by strong mothers. Read full book review >

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NAT KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Could use a bit more edge, but Cole emerges as a lovable man with forgivably human flaws—and, more to the point, a great artist in both the jazz and pop idioms. (b&w photos)"
An effusively admiring biography of the brilliant jazz pianist whose mellow crooning made him one of the first black performers to win mainstream success with white audiences. Read full book review >

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OLD KING COLE by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough diversion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What can all the characters in Mother Goose's world do when the reveler in chief runs out of revelry? Read full book review >

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I'LL TAKE YOU TO MRS COLE! by Nigel Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Whenever a young black boy makes a mess, his mother threatens to take him to Mrs. Cole's ramshackle house. Read full book review >