Search Results: "Nathan Aaseng"


BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Includes source notes, bibliography, index, illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Unlike doomsayers who paint a stark picture of no-win choices between eating and breathing, Aaseng carefully teases out facts and trends to answer his subtitle's question in the affirmative. Read full book review >

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NAVAJO CODE TALKERS by Nathan Aaseng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Map; many b&w photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14.)"
The gripping story of the Native American volunteers who provided a unique military service during WW II to the very government that had oppressed their people. Read full book review >

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BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER by Nathan Aaseng
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
From the early 1900's through WW II, dozens of test pilots and daredevils lost their lives in quest of higher speeds. Read full book review >

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INVERTEBRATES by Nathan Aaseng
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not a first choice. (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In the Venture series, a close look at invertebrates, which comprise more than 95% of all animal species. Read full book review >

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SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1993

"B&w photos, and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Aaseng contends that the substance abuse, racism, violence, cheating, and sexism that have tarnished the image of professional and Olympic sports simply mirror blemishes of our culture as a whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An author who has published dozens of useful books on sports initiates a series on business: brief sketches of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs associated with familiar products. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE THE GENERAL by Nathan Aaseng
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Maps; photos; source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Aaseng applies to military history his highly successful ``You Are...'' format (used previously for accounts of political history and sports), allowing readers to choose among options available to commanders in seven 20th-century battles. Read full book review >

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OVERPOPULATION by Nathan Aaseng
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Source notes; good bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the ``Science/Technology/Society'' series, a dry but focussed introduction to demographics-related issues. Read full book review >

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BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >

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JUNCTION by Nathan Jurevicius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enticing slide into the strange, particularly for fans of Shaun Tan's wilder fancies. (Picture book. 7-10) "
The scion of a family of Face Changers journeys through a surreal landscape in this pleasantly creepy outing from the creator of Scarygirl (2010, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SPEED by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fans will race to share this with their favorite racers-to-be, though they will need to fill listeners in on all the specific whys and hows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With the same attention to detail as his Drive (2008) and Job Site (2011), Clement brings stock-car racing to life for armchair drivers. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >