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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Ultimately both approach and content seem best suited to an adult audience (preferably dedicated foodies) who will be sufficiently familiar with mythology, history and literature to catch and appreciate the many allusions. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Striking photographs dominate in this odd paean to selected fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >

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APPLES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Would make a yummy storytime with Deborah Turney Zagwyn's Apple Batter (1999) and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's Apples, Apples, Apples (2000). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
"An apple is a wonderful thing—a perfect handful of portable food, wrapped in a package of its very own skin." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARECROW’S HAT by Ken Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Great for storytelling, with big beautiful pictures for a topper. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A brilliant watercolorist, Brown sets this familiarly patterned tale in sunny, poppy-strewn rural locales, and populates it with animals that are at once wonderfully lifelike and comically expressive. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >