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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE HIGH by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Readers will love to find out. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cody Elliot's plan to get his parents to return to California (Objective #1: fail all subjects in his new Massachusetts public high school) backfires when his not-so-doting dad transfers him to Vlad Dracula Magnet School. Read full book review >

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Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE HIGH: SOPHOMORE YEAR by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 13, 2010

"Buy this for enthusiasts of Brian Meehl's Suck It Up (2008) and Heather Brewer's Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. (Funny paranormal. 12 & up)"
Irrepressible Cody Elliot is back at Vlad Dracul High (Vampire High, 2003), accompanied by his brilliant but truculent artist cousin, Turk (short for Turquoise), who helps ramp up the mayhem—by a quantum leap—to total pandemonium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"A strong, appealing entry in a series that is gaining momentum. (Fiction. 12+)"
A highly readable and entertaining work of fiction inspired by Jan Van Eyck's Northern Renaissance masterpiece, The Arnolfini Portrait. Read full book review >