Search Results: "Laurence Pringle"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Visually striking, current, and informative, this is a must read. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This super work on global warming by a noted science writer is an essential replacement for aging titles on the topic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Brief glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Striking color photos of icebergs, explorers, flora, and fauna provide the primary appeal here, while the choppy, somewhat disjointed text ranges over prehistory, exploration, recent scientific expeditions, and current efforts to protect the continent. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a clear and concise overview of major issues of their chemical and biological arms control, Pringle provides background on the dangers present, as well as of the social and political factors that have spread them even more widely than nuclear weapons. Read full book review >

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SMOKING by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though lacking footnotes or references, this is a useful title, which includes addresses to write for more information. (index, b&w photos, not seen, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Pringle (Fire in the Forest, 1995, etc.) offers a brief, readable account of smoking and its consequences and the mind- altering effects of nicotine and addiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Readers will regard their refrigerators and freezers in a whole new, respectful light. (websites, list of films, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A coolly fascinating, nostalgic glimpse into life as it was over a century ago. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"Written with clarity and resonance, this leaves the reader with a sense of progress as well as urgency for further change. (lists of ecosystem services, environmental and government agencies, further reading, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Laurence Pringle (Bats, 2000, etc.) has assembled a superior overview of the environmental movement from its inception to the present. Read full book review >

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LAURENCE OLIVIER by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 1992

"Sure to be read for the gossip, and worth skimming for curious bits of interview material, but—with its flat delivery and spotty documentation—an only so-so addition to the crowded Olivier reference room. (More than 75 halftones—not seen.)"
Despite having conducted dozens of interviews with those who knew Olivier, Spoto (author of biographies of Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and others) offers little important new material—and few fresh insights—in this long, uninspired biography. Read full book review >

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FROGS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Budding herpetologists will snap this one up faster than a frog can catch a fly. (author's note, answer key, list of resources for more information) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Science writer Pringle truly delivers with his latest, a fascinating look at the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of frogs. Read full book review >

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SNAKES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This handsome science title will slide off the shelf. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of more than 100 books for children and teens has produced another winner in this attractive compendium of intriguing snake facts. Read full book review >

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WHALES!  by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A rare nonfiction picture book that works beautifully as a read-aloud, as a whole, it's as wonderful as the whales. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
From a take-notice beginning ("If you were a great whale, you could open your mouth wide enough to hold an elephant") to a thoughtful treatment of whale conservation at the end, Pringle (Crows, 2002, etc.) does a bang-up job on his 100th outing. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"EWSLUGp1997. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The author of many fine science titles here presents the saga of a dragonfly, born in a swamp in upstate New York and destined to travel to Florida to fertilize eggs and die. Read full book review >