Search Results: "Laurence Pringle"


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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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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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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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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLAR by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Straightforward and informative. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The author of more than 100 children's books looks closely at a familiar creature. Read full book review >

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CROWS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"His closing point, that crows should not be categorized as helpful or harmful (they can be both), but 'simply part of nature,' is a thought worth provoking. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Pringle complements Listen to the Crows (1976), his old standard look at crow communication, with a wider-angled introduction to these wily birds for younger readers. Read full book review >

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ONE ROOM SCHOOL by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

An affectionate paean to his one-room schoolhouse turns Pringle (Elephant Woman, 1997, etc.) into everyone's favorite uncle, telling stories about when he was a child. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This is an inspirational book for those interested in animal-related vocations; for serious research on elephants, Moss's own books may be more suitable. (map, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A biography of Moss, whose dedication to elephant research pegs her as a true scientist, despite her lack of formal training. Read full book review >