Search Results: "Mark L. Plummer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1995

"While their conclusions will be highly controversial, this book is an admirable effort to deal fairly with both sides of a complex and critical issue."
Must reading for anyone concerned about biodiversity and the fate of the hotly debated Endangered Species Act, which is up for congressional renewal in 1995. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"A well-told tale of greed, business acumen, and ongoing marketing genius that's also a microcosmic history of law, politics, and medical progress in the 20th century."
The analogy to a military history is well fulfilled by this literate, compendious chronicle of the marketing of aspirin and its analgesic rivals, starting with the drug's final formulation in the late 1800's and ending with its current ``repositioning'' as a heart-attack preventive. Read full book review >

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PASSIONWALK by S. L. Plummer
ROMANCE
Released: March 10, 2014

"A solid, erotic story with well-crafted characters, and the promise of more drama to come."
A former Atlanta Hawks basketball star meets a potential love interest in Plummer's debut romance novel. 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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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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BURNING THE LAST BRIDGE by Mark L Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2017

"A muddled look at extreme mental illness that poses more questions than it answers."
Depression and the side effects of an experimental medication plague a lovelorn Canadian sales manager in this hallucinatory debut novel. Read full book review >

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FINDING DADDY by Louise Plummer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Her timing is perfect in this fast-paced, heart-pounding suspense story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
There is only one thing missing from 15-year-old Mira Kent's almost perfect life: her Daddy. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY ROMANCE OF KATE BJORKMAN by Louise Plummer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A breathlessly good- natured story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Senior Kate is six feet tall, legally blind without her glasses, and bright beyond her years. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1991

"An excellent lead-in to Cole's splendid portrait of another gifted young painter, Celine (1989). (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 17-year-old's obsession with her childhood memories and her longing to fulfill her artistic talent lead her from a sleepy Utah town to Boston. Read full book review >