Search Results: "Leigh Ann Tyson"


BOOK REVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Tyson can expect an avalanche of criticism for flouting a dozen precepts of journalism, and Gant has been accused of an unrealistically romantic view of Afghan tribalism. Still, readers will encounter one of the only satisfying products of a dismally unsatisfying war: this entertaining book."
To win in Afghanistan, dedicated American soldiers must live among the tribes, earning their trust and molding them into effective fighters against Taliban and al-Qaida networks. Decorated Green Beret Jim Gant made this argument in a 2009 paper that impressed Gen. David Petraeus and other leaders, who told him to go ahead with the plan. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Leigh Ann Edwards
ROMANCE
Released: July 25, 2015

"There's not a dull moment for this fantasy's protagonist—no matter whose daughter she is."
A young woman must prove her noble lineage in order to break a curse in the second installment of Edwards' (The Farrier's Daughter, 2014) fantasy/romance series. Read full book review >

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THE FARRIER'S DAUGHTER by Leigh Ann Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A powerful, surprising fantasy that will leave readers excited for the next book in the series."
In Edwards' debut novel, a young witch in the 16th century fights for her independence in a society that grants few rights and privileges to women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fine portrait of Madagascar's singular culture and biodiversity, its great beauty and dire straits."
By turns thoughtful and vivacious, science writer and Nova producer Tyson draws an anecdotally rich portrait of the biological wonderland known as Madagascar. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEVER KING by George Tyson
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A clever, historically robust fantasy journey."
In Tyson's heartfelt fantasydebut, a British leader recruits a scholar of Celtic folk religion to find a man who just might be the second coming of King Arthur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Telonaut by Matt Tyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON AMBITION by Mike Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"A belated but welcome homage to a boxing legend who died shortly before Tyson's career took off. Fans of the sweet science will want to have a look."
The boxing champion, infamous for biting and beating, reveals his soft side in this memoir of his longtime mentor and trainer. Read full book review >

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8 WONDER WOMAN BOOKS TO READ AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE
by Thea James

"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


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