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: 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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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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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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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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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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CROW SMARTS by Pamela S. Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An otherwise fine entry in the long-running Scientists in the Field Series. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
New Caledonian crows demonstrate that they both use and produce tools. Read full book review >

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The Pleasure of Your Company by S. D. Turner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"Sincere and captivating, a revelatory look at the freeing properties of forgiveness and acceptance.
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An art historian tries to make sense of her family's secrets while caring for an ailing parent in Turner's debut novella set in the late 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The combination of first-person narratives provides an unusually well-rounded portrait of schizophrenia. Includes an eight-page black and-white photo insert (not seen)."
Joint memoir by a pair of identical twins, one a writer and award-winning poet with an incurable mental disease and the other a practicing psychiatrist. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PAMELA HAAG
by Alexia Nader

What does a haunted house in California have to do with gun control? This question animates Pamela Haag’s newest book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, a history of the gun business in the late 19th century focused on the Winchester family. Haag shows this history as two interrelated stories, represented respectively in the ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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