Search Results: "Nigel Henbest"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK HOLES by Heather Couper
NATURE
Released: May 21, 1996

"With rigorous writing and a good sense of humor, this book will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle—``A journey to the heart of a black hole—and into one of the greatest mysteries of the universe''—pulls readers into an exciting book on astrophysics, replete with spectacular full-color diagrams and sweeping illustrations. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

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GENETIC ENGINEERING by Nigel Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Milestones; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Issues'' series, a quick overview that colorfully introduces the promise and problems of fooling with our genetic programs. Read full book review >

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THE MANTLE OF COMMAND by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Lively, elucidating, elegant and highly knowledgeable."
A deeply engrossing study of the first year of Franklin Roosevelt's prescient military leadership in World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"It's the author's own rambunctious exploits that carry the day—and that's more than enough. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations, map- -not seen.)"
Admirers of Barley's witty and revealing anthropological- adventure yarns (Not a Hazardous Sport, 1989, etc.) will be pleased to see that the assistant curator of the British Museum has not lost his touch as he recounts his experiences at sites associated with Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826)—founder of Singapore and general burr under the saddle of the high-riding directors of the British East India Company during the early 19th century. Read full book review >

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KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN by Nigel Ashton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Somewhat arid, but a policy wonk's dream, full of historical data and the implications for war and peace in the world's most volatile region."
A close analysis of the late Jordanian ruler, who walked a fine line in his efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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MOSCOW NIGHTS by Nigel Cliff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Sweeping history combines with a sensitive rendering of Cliburn's extraordinary passion."
The glorious career of the Texan pianist who captured Russian hearts during the Cold War era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"While certain technical portions may be difficult for some readers, true-crime enthusiasts will find the payoff worth the effort."
The history of one of the foundational elements of entertainment media today—forensic evidence—and how it is that we make sense of it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Capably written and well researched, especially considering its large cast of characters."
Ethel Rosenberg was guilty. And so were a lot of other folks working in and around the American effort to build nuclear weaponry. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS by Nigel Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An essential resource: always reliable and instructive, often entertaining. (20 b&w illustrations)"
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, a fresh new history of the games that begot all of today's quadrennial pomp, circumstance, competition, and urine-testing. Read full book review >