Search Results: "Mary M. Cerullo"


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DOLPHINS by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With beautiful full-color photographs, the presentation is appealing and incisive. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An enchanting book about the latest research on dolphins, and how people benefit from the new information. Read full book review >

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LOBSTERS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
All about the crustacean ``called `the gangster of the sea' because it is aggressive and territorial by nature'': its anatomy, life cycle, courtship, and breeding; and about lobstering: its history and lore, trapping, and marketing. Read full book review >

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SEA TURTLES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"For sea turtle facts, this is adequate. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jam-packed with information and photographs, this ocean adventure falls short of potential due to poor organization and occasional heavy-handedness. Read full book review >

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CITY FISH, COUNTRY FISH by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This attractive new look at underwater life may inspire diving dreams for both city and country readers. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The familiar contrast between city and country is used to compare the teeming, colorful and diverse world of tropical fishes with the more uniformly colored, less varied and less crowded cold-water world. Read full book review >

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SHARKS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Shark quiz; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Enough action-filled underwater shark photos to delight even the most bloodthirsty enthusiast, though the author notes that ``You are about fifty times more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark.'' She discusses shark anatomy, evolution, habits, and reproduction (live birth, egg, and combinations), with a special section on the uses of sharks in medical research: preventing tumors, treating burn victims, studying heart and kidney disease, and providing some answers to human immune-system diseases. Read full book review >

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THE OCTOPUS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Those with James Martin's fine Tentacles (1993) on their shelves will still want this one. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The creators of Coral Reef (1996) use captivating science writing and striking full-color photographs to draw readers into the strange underwater world of the octopus. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DANGEROUS SEA CREATURES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Hardly earth-shattering. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Oceanographer Cerullo provides a potpourri of odd facts about 25 sea creatures, including lionfish, giant octopus, jellies, stingrays, and tiger sharks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A sometimes astonishing, worm's-eye view of life under totalitarianism, and a valuable contribution to Soviet and Jewish studies."
The thoughtful memoirs of a disillusioned daughter of the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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SMALL MOMENTS by Mary M. Barrow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"An affecting tribute that distills larger social themes through a child's perspective."
A debut coming-of-age memoir set during the civil rights era, as seen through the eyes of a young white girl. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1992

"Addresses of organizations; suggestions for activities; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A colorful, chatty look at Antarctica's history, geography, and climate, plus efforts to safeguard it from environmental damage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"List of concerned organizations; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Different types of soils, how they are formed and depleted, how they can be protected and built up, and why they are so important to life on earth. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEF by Mary E. Cerullo
NATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Outstanding. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Science writing that is vivid, precise, and rich in detail. Read full book review >