Search Results: "Mark L. Olsen"


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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ZONE by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Balanced anatomy of a classic risks-versus-rewards dilemma."
A scientific perspective on the question of whether continuing to tamper with the DNA of food crops will produce a brave new world or the end of one as we know it. Read full book review >

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NATURE WARS by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Like a new Rachel Carson for the new millennium, Winston delivers a nontoxic dose of much-needed common sense."
Call it a long shot, a miracle even, but Winston (The Biology of the Honey Bee, not reviewed) manages to shape the art and science of pest management into a fascinating subject. Read full book review >

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THE SLUMS OF PALO ALTO by Mark L Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A pleasure from start to finish and evidence that really smart people often have a lot of luck."
A California Institute of Technology alumnus too smart to be unemployed, Fussell (Hello World!, 2014) finds happiness through failure in this lighthearted, contemporary memoir. Read full book review >

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BLUEBERRY BONANZA by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2017

"A vanilla-flavored tale with a built-in community-service message that may encourage youthful entrepreneurial efforts—or at least kindness to bears. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nicholas' family has so many blueberries that they hardly know what to do. The bear in the backyard only complicates the situation! Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A viable, enjoyable dance resource."
In this first volume of a two-part series, a husband and wife step up with choreography and original piano compositions for fun group dancing. Read full book review >

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BATTLE READY by Mark L. Donald
Released: March 12, 2013

"Straightforward reflections on what it takes to be the most elite sort of soldier and the hidden costs of that life."
Life story of a warrior with an unusual dual specialty—Navy SEAL and combat medic—told with plainspoken stoicism. Read full book review >

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ENVY by Gregg Olsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A relatively gratifying examination of the complexity of connections in a close-knit community. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Katelyn's death is ruled accidental by the coroner, but twins Hayley and Taylor are convinced that a deeper evil has been committed. Read full book review >