Search Results: "Naomi Oreskes"


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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A useful addition to the history-of-science literature, emphasizing the importance of scholarly communication and verification."
Firsthand reports of the birth of modern plate tectonics, the once heretical, now governing theory of how the earth works. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"A well-documented, pulls-no-punches account of how science works and how political motives can hijack the process by which scientific information is disseminated to the public."
Two historians of science examine the motives and tactics of scientists who have consistently sowed doubt about issues affecting human well-being and the well-being of the planet. Read full book review >

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THE CROW'S TALE by Naomi Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A heartfelt debut. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Colorful and eye-catching artwork accompanies this rhyming story of bravery and kindness. Read full book review >

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THE MATZAH MAN by Naomi Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"Includes a glossary of holiday terms. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The gingerbread boy has appeared as a baby, a man, a pancake, and a Russian bun. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

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IT’S RAINING MEN by Naomi Rand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2005

"Amazingly, Emma (Stealing for a Living, 2003, etc.) not only establishes the unexpected connections that solve her juicy if not very mysterious cases, but keeps her sanity and sometimes her good humor."
Emma Price won't have to take any more attitude from her boss and friend Dawn Prescott: The head attorney of the New York Capital Crimes Division has been murdered. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI by Naomi Hirahara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2004

"Given the immensely promising background, there's surprisingly little mystery here. But debut novelist Hirahara's prismatic writing nails a Japanese-American subculture and a troubled past few of her readers have ever confronted directly."
Fifty years and more after Hiroshima, another bomb ticks away among the Japanese survivors in L.A. Read full book review >

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Naomi Rand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2001

"Ambitiously scaled and generously plotted, with a combination of roles that demands expert juggling from put-upon Emma—even if Rand seems in the end to throw her densely woven plot away in favor of domestic melodrama."
Responding to her demand that he fly in from the West Coast to Brooklyn, Emma Price's filmmaker husband Will preempts her announcement that, at 40, she's pregnant again with one of his own: The marriage is over. Read full book review >

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CHAINS AROUND THE GRASS by Naomi Ragen
Released: Jan. 28, 2002

"More a detailed portrait than a riveting tale of a family caught in the undertow of a fatal obsession."
The fifth from American-born Ragen (The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, 1998, etc.), a resident of Israel for the past 30 years, draws on her childhood to tell the poignant story of Sara, a young girl who also grew up in low-income housing in New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Required reading for anyone trying to pierce the complexities of globalization."
Klein (Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, 2002, etc.) tracks the forced imposition of economic privatization, rife with multinational corporate parasites, on areas and nations weakened by war, civil strife or natural disasters. Read full book review >

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein."
A best-selling anti-globalization activist and author argues that surviving the climate emergency will require radical changes in how we live. Read full book review >

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THE COVENANT by Naomi Ragen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"No perfect ending, but enough redemption and hope make this a quiet celebration of survival."
Bonds forged in Auschwitz help a young mother caught in the Intifada to survive—in a scrupulously fair-minded and riveting tale of current Israel. Read full book review >