Search Results: "Konrad Lorenz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1995

"A pioneering work in its field, now interesting primarily as a historical document and the first great work of an unusually literate scientist."
Here is the long-delayed publication of the first summary of the principles of ethology, by the man most responsible for the growth of that science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Gooselovers of the world, unite; this is the book for you."
Two years after his death comes the English translation of what one is tempted to describe as Lorenz's goose song, his last formal statement on his beloved greylag geese. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING THERE by Marla Stewart Konrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A gorgeous book, but a missed opportunity to help kids learn about their peers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
One of the first in a new series created by World Vision, an international charity (with royalties going to the organization), this very simple look at transportation around the world emphasizes traditional ways of traveling short distances. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The telling combines several versions into a conventional whole, but Jack's courage and mechanical ingenuity have never been shown to better advantage. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
A "Jack" for budding engineers and architects; positing that the giant's coins, hen and harp are also outsized, Lorenz has the intrepid young thief devise sets of wheels and pulleys from buttons, pins, and string to haul his prizes out of the castle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! by Jill Runcie
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"Young listeners will be eager to chime in for the inevitable reruns. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Farmer Jones counts on the rooster to wake him; what he doesn't know is that there's a whole Rube Goldberg series leading up to this daily event: the farmer's own snores wake an owl, whose hoot wakes a woodpecker, and so on through eight other animals concluding with the dog's bark that wakes the rooster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

Move over, Mata Hari: Here are the wild—if nearly incredible- -adventures of a new Jane Bond, told with the help of Schwarz (Walking with the Damned, 1991, etc.). ``He held my face in his hands and kissed me—my first kiss....`Be with me,' he whispered.'' The amorous ``he'' is none other than Fidel Castro, flush from conquering Cuba seven weeks earlier but not too busy to notice the pretty 19-year-old visiting Havana with her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF ASHES by Konrad H. Jarausch
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2015

"Comprehensive and with a convincing closing defense of the best of European ideals as contrasted with the 'prescriptions of military strength, unilateral intervention, unrestrained speculation, and social conservatism' that prevail on the other side of the Atlantic."
Massive but well-contained and richly detailed account of history's bloodiest century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIKE TO PLAY by Marla Stewart Konrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for others that do the job better. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A flawed look at the ways children play around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

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METROPOLIS by Albert Lorenz
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

A full-color time-traveling tour through ten cities. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU by Marla Stewart Konrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"This reassuring and quietly powerful book reminds readers in a gentle way that they have much in common with other children around the world. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
This view of babies in different parts of the world and the ways in which their mothers love them and care for them offers a thoughtful, soothing text and warmly rendered illustrations full of culturally specific details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARITA by Marita Lorenz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The congeries of stories has its interest, but Lorenz is an indifferent writer. One hopes that the movie version, to which this ties in, has a little more zing."
"I was stupid and haughty then, a rebel. I sleep alone now": Lorenz delivers a tale of espionage and deceit, told with rueful candor. Read full book review >