Search Results: "Ken Croswell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"This work will leave readers feeling as though they are looking at the heavens through the wrong end of a telescope."
Though well-informed, this history of astronomy caters to the insider rather than the intrigued novice. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An inspiring and useful title. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
For readers who live where stars are visible in the night sky, this will inspire a trip outside in every season; for those who live where pollution and ambient light make star-viewing difficult, the color photographs will provide a nearly satisfying substitute. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A thoroughly readable addition to the astronomy bookshelf. (illustrations)"
A lively, timely history of the search for extrasolar planets- -today's hottest astronomical game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIVES OF STARS by Ken Croswell
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

A veteran stargazer (See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky, 2000, etc.) pairs a meaty disquisition on stellar types and life cycles to page-filling photos and artistic visions of stars and nebulae. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"For now, teachers and middle-grade readers will welcome this informative visual feast. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
With breathtaking, beautifully reproduced images from NASA, astronomer Croswell introduces the newest version of our solar system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"A solid, well-written summary of modern cosmology."
Cosmological speculations live or die on the observations of astronomers. Here, a Harvard-trained astronomer summarizes the current relations between the two disciplines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1992

"Haute. (Line drawings throughout.)"
From the owner-chef at L.A.'s La Toque restaurant, a selection of recipes for food that the publishers describe, accurately enough, as fresh and sophisticated American-French cuisine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A familiar story, well-told, and enhanced by the many well-chosen period photographs. (photo credits) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"In 1875 there were perhaps fifty million of them. Just twenty-five years later nearly every one of them was gone." Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING I SPY ABC by Ken Laidlaw
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's an alphabetic Where's Waldo? in these pages, without the peppermint-striped shirt to tip children off. (Picture book. 3+)"
The Amazing I Spy ABC ($12.99; Sept. 1996; 44 pp.; 0-8037-1992-2): Adults will need to grab their eyeglasses when sharing this game-in-a-book version of I Spy with children: Good vision is mandatory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE DOUBLE by Martha Grimes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"This brave and engaging memoir is a gift to readers struggling with drinking problems."
A leading American mystery writer and her son recall their lives as alcoholics and their diverse paths to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, SILLY! by Ken Krug
by Ken Krug, illustrated by Ken Krug
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A well-paced romp with nifty response opportunities for little ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Four young friends describe their favorite things to do throughout the day, and sometimes those descriptions take a very silly turn. Read full book review >