Search Results: "Kim Zimmer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Die-hard Guiding Light fans should enjoy the book. Others? Not so much."
Four-time Emmy winner Zimmer, best known as Reva "The Slut of Springfield" Shayne on Guiding Light, chronicles her career and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from the daytime drama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 7, 2012

"Direct, entertaining and sincere; an honest contribution to the coming-of-age genre."
A boy growing up in Utah wrestles with his faith, national identity and burgeoning musical talent in Book 1 of this coming-of-age trilogy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But do credit Zimmer with this scholarly disquisition on two of evolution's most absorbing transformations."
Points to Zimmer, a senior editor at Discover magazine, for tackling unplowed ground in popular paleontology: no less than the movement of life from sea to land (over 350 million years ago) and the later reverse migration as land mammals returned to the sea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Provides plenty of gee-whiz moments, but Zimmer needn't have used every single index card from his formidable research."
The author explains why that bug that lives in your intestine has been a bonanza for biologists. Read full book review >

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BIOLUMINESCENCE by Marc Zimmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A comprehensive introduction to biofluorescence and bioluminescence by an expert in the field. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The cold light of living creatures from fireflies to deep-sea fishes has provided science with new tools to track body processes and the progress of disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Absorbing and thought-provoking."
Seventeenth-century England forms the tumultuous backdrop for science journalist Zimmer's account of the handful of thinkers who established that the brain, not the heart, was the seat of the soul. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An eye-opening perspective on biology, ecology, and medicine—well worth reading, even if the subject makes you squeamish."
Parasites, the stuff of many people's nightmares, are a biologist's dream—superbly adapted creatures that have evolved sophisticated strategies for living off their hosts. Read full book review >