Search Results: "Pamela S. Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

In this gracefully written biography of naturalist and conservationist George Schaller, Turner focuses on six particular studies selected from more than 50 years of travel and research aimed at protecting not just signature species but whole ecosystems in remote parts of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Turner (Gorilla Doctors, 2005) has provided a perspective on space exploration that is both down to earth and out of this world. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Astrobiologists can't travel to extraterrestrial locations for their research—yet—so they make do with extreme environments on Earth. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A helpful list of text, Internet and DVD resources will allow curious readers to explore the project further. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Scientists connected with the TOPP (Tagging of Pacific Predators) project follow 23 species of ocean animals fitted with radio transmitters or data collectors documenting their travels throughout the Pacific. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 2005

"An outstanding science nature title. (resources, web sites, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
What to do when the wild gorilla has the flu? Read full book review >

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HACHIKO by Pamela S. Turner
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2004

"An interesting two-page author's note provides additional background on Hachiko's story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hachiko was a real dog who lived in Tokyo from 1923 to 1935. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI RISING by Pamela S. Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A well-researched narrative told with true grit. (author's notes, timeline, glossary, chapter notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
The life of 12th-century samurai Minamoto Yoshitsune unfolds in this compelling and often shocking nonfiction account. The opening warning doesn't lie: very few people die of natural causes. Read full book review >

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PROJECT SEAHORSE by Pamela S. Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"This is another splendid demonstration of the work of Scientists in the Field. (glossary, acknowledgements, resources, how to help seahorses acrostic, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
With striking images of coral-reef inhabitants, this photo-essay introduces Project Seahorse, an international effort to protect and rehabilitate the Danajon Bank, a double reef off a Philippine Island where seahorses once flourished. Read full book review >

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TURNER by Franny Moyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Moyle writes that young Turner was 'an instinctive and tireless networker, massively self-motivated, undeterrable in his determination.' This excellent biography shows the benefits, and the pitfalls, of such single-minded obsession."
He was the finest landscape painter of his time, and he knew it. This new biography explains why. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >