Search Results: "Laurence Pringle"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An excellent summary—so evenhanded that both sides in a debate could find it useful. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Visually captivating introduction to the red fox's secret life. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This yearlong chronicle explores the physical attributes, habits, and habitat of the red fox. Read full book review >

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NAMING THE CAT by Laurence Pringle
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

From an author best known for nature and science writing (An Extraordinary Life, p. 304, etc.), a warmly appealing tale based on his family's experiences. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A superb, well-researched book that finds extraordinary science in the everyday life of a butterfly. (maps, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A migration flight from New England to Mexico and back again would be impressive for a large goose; for a monarch butterfly, it's nothing short of miraculous. Read full book review >

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FIRE IN THE FOREST by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This neither updates nor replaces that title, but it is a worthy companion to it. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Marstall's wondrous landscape paintings are reason enough to own this work, subtitled ``A Cycle of Growth and Renewal,'' about the 1988 fires that burned nearly a third of Yellowstone National Park. Read full book review >