Search Results: "Keith Stewart Thomson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"Suffused with the sense of wonder that unites the wide-eyed child and the white-haired Nobel laureate: an uncommonly good collection. (Twenty illustrations)"
Twenty-four shapely essays, most drawn from American Scientist, by paleoichthyologist Thomson (Living Fossil, 1991), president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1991

"Mother Ocean deliversas does her latest scribe. (Copious illustrations)"
Thomson, a specialist in prehistoric fish and the director of Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences, hooks his readers with this true tale of a fossil come to life. Read full book review >

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GUS OPENSHAW’S WHALE-KILLING JOURNAL by Keith Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2006

"Dumb fun, smartly imagined."
A blogger-slash-whaler goes hunting for his prey in the Caribbean—where the waters are shark-infested, the crew is always on the verge of mutiny and absurd plot twists arrive with every other paragraph. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON'S SHADOW by Keith Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Lucid and concise descriptions and analyses of an active, creative mind fully engaged with the natural world."
A bright, brisk assessment of the scientific interests and contributions of the Sage of Monticello. Read full book review >

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TWICE A SPY by Keith Thomson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Buoyant, fast and fun."
Former gambler Charlie Clark and his Alzheimer's-suffering ex-spy dad Drummond continue to dodge assassins, the CIA and international law enforcement alike while trying desperately to save Charlie's girlfriend from kidnappers. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF PENSACOLA by Keith Thomson
Released: April 1, 2005

"A dizzying plot served up with tankards of disarming deadpan humor, a smattering of actual pirate history and characters just engaging enough to have us swallow it all."
Pirates sail again in Thomson's rollicking debut, a tall, fanciful tale that throws us headlong into a world of peg-legged sea dogs and hidden treasure, just minutes from your nearest Sandals resort. Read full book review >

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THE TYPEWRITER by Bill Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Words rule in this intriguing, impressive, imaginative, nearly wordless narrative drama. (Picturebook. 5-9)"
Three kids find an old typewriter, igniting spectacular surprises when they start playing with it. Read full book review >

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DARK LORD by Jamie Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"That said, the final chapters deftly set up Volume 2, already out in the U.K. It's Lord Sauron, powerless and back in middle school…fun in many ways. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
The Dark Lord of the Iron Tower of Despair at the Gates of Doom...has to go to seventh grade!? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2007

"A diligent but disorienting work, best suited for readers with a healthy appetite for all things archeological and Andean."
Documentary filmmaker and pre-Colombian historian Thomson (The White Rock, 2003, etc.) journeys to ancient archeological sites in Peru. Read full book review >

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SOFT! by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1998

"But a full, unnerving control probes the fraying mental states of the story's doomed and damned from beginning to end—a focus that makes for positively riveting results."
, he can't really refuse. Read full book review >

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TRY TO TELL THE STORY by David Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2009

"Blends the techniques of film and fiction into a strong, evocative memoir."
Literate film buff Thomson (The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, 2004, etc.) recalls his early days. Read full book review >