Search Results: "Lewis Wolpert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Despite a somewhat helpful glossary, lay readers would be better served by a generously illustrated textbook."
Biologist Wolpert (Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief, 2007, etc.) attempts to explain cells—the basic structural and functional units of all forms of life—to general readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2007

"Need we say in conclusion that readers do not have to believe all that the author says?"
A curious mélange of speculation, theory and fact strives to explain why humans have beliefs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Appropriately complex biography, deftly maintaining a balance of sophistication and explication."
A dense, comprehensive survey of the events in Gandhi's life, tracing his metamorphosis from pampered child of privilege to "great soul." Read full book review >

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NEHRU by Stanley Wolpert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Striking a wise balance between sophistication and deference to the reader's need for explanations, Wolpert illuminates the aspirations and fears behind Nehru's compulsive drive toward power in India and influence in the wider world."
The story of one of the giants of 20th-century history, here given an added psychoanalytic twist. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TURKEY by Lewis Trondheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The tiny-type narrative text is hard to make out, but fans of Trondheim's previous graphic tales will be used to his format. (Graphic fiction. 6-8)"
Thanks to a flow of toxic waste that turns farm animals into monsters, a family's rural vacation takes several exciting, if wildly arbitrary turns. Read full book review >

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A.L.I.E.E.E.N. by Lewis Trondheim
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not for the younger set, but an accomplished offbeat selection worth considering. (Graphic novel. 12-14)"
Designed to look like a weatherworn comic found in the woods, this outrageously imaginative graphic novel touts itself as the "first extraterrestrial comic book on earth." Read full book review >

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ONE SUMMER DAY by Kim Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A book with a drop of humor and a spoonful of wistfulness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When Max, who looks about two, sees a tractor drive by his window, he is mesmerized. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET INGREDIENT by Stewart Lewis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"It should win fans among those who appreciate a good balance between depth and a playful tone. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Some solid cooking tips shared by the main character, an aspiring chef, are an added bonus to this slick, enjoyable novel that juggles a variety of mostly successful plotlines. Read full book review >