Search Results: "Martin Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR COSMIC HABITAT by Martin Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A provocative survey of modern cosmology for readers who want the big picture."
Einstein once asked whether God could have made the world any differently; here, Rees, England's Astronomer Royal, offers an answer. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 1989

"A heady introduction to a complex subject."
Suddenly, anthropic cosmology—which speculates on the relationship between scientific law and human life—is all the rage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A strong and entertaining introduction to modern cosmology, by someone who has been close to the center of the debate. (Author tour)"
Astrophysicists and cosmologists play their mind games on the biggest of all boards—the entire known universe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2012

"David Deutsch's The Beginning of Infinity (2011) provides a more powerful exploration of this theme, but Rees delivers shrewd insights into how science can lead us to a better future."
The fate of the world demands that scientists and the public communicate better, writes British astronomer and former president of the Royal Society Rees (Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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THIS IS (MAGIC) SPARTA
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: Big Face Tail

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 9

Talky Talk: Notable and Quotable

Bonus Factors: Magical Creatures, LGBTQ

Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting

Relationship Status: Now is Not the Time to Stare Like A Hypnotized Sheep. Now is the Time to Woo ...


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DICKENS AND DOOPELGANGERS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: It Was The Best of Times

Bonus Factors: Dickens Retelling, Doppelgangers

Relationship Status: A Far, Far Better Date That I Go Upon

 

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

I like this cover—it’s simple ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >

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THE MUM HUNT by Gwyneth Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Moderately intriguing, yet ultimately unconvincing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A presumptuous, hip, young French au pair caring for motherless Esmie, 11, and Matt, 15, decides to orchestrate a match-making campaign by encouraging the children to place an ad in the newspaper personals column. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING TIME by Douglas Rees
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In much of historical fiction, the answers have to be fabricated; here, Rees trusts readers to ponder the excitement of the questions themselves. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Theodore Worth first encounters John Brown, the charismatic leader who will change his life, when his family reluctantly agrees to hide the man in their Boston home overnight. Read full book review >