Search Results: "Peter Atkins"


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WHAT IS CHEMISTRY? by Peter Atkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A concise introduction to chemistry that has an alchemy all its own."
Atkins (Chemistry/Univ. of Oxford; Reactions: The Private Life of Atoms, 2011, etc.) presents a rounded view of chemistry in hopes of dispelling the noxious fumes produced by the high school classroom. Read full book review >

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FINDING WONDERS WITH JEANNINE ATKINS
by Julie Danielson

Three girls. Three time periods. Three scientific fields. Jeannine Atkins’ new novel, Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science, covers the girlhoods of Maria Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator, born in Germany in 1647; Mary Anning, a paleontologist born in England in 1799; and Maria Mitchell, an astronomer born in Massachusetts in 1818. Atkins tells their remarkable stories and ...


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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RANGER by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Another solid entertainment from Atkins (Infamous, 2010, etc.), whose estimable Ranger may bring to mind Lee Child's hard-fisted, soft-hearted Jack Reacher, which is entirely a good thing."
Home is the Ranger, home from the wars, to a town full of good old boys, bad old betrayals and some fresh ones. Read full book review >

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DARK END OF THE STREET by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Once again, Atkins (Leavin' Trunk Blues, 2000, etc.) redeems shaky plotting by a colorful cast, especially big-hearted, picaresque Nick."
Legendary soul singer Clyde James has been missing for years and long presumed dead. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2014

"The sheriff's many flaws only enhance his human appeal."
Cases both hot and cold force a Mississippi sheriff to confront issues from the past. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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FINDING WONDERS by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Inspirational and informative, Atkins shows how pursuing one's passion for science, math, or any field considered nontraditional is worth the risk. (author's note, bibliographic essay, bibliography) (Verse historical fiction. 10-14)"
The verse biographies of three pioneering women who made their marks on science. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CHILD by Anne Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"A far more delicate touch is required of material this volatile; Atkins's heavy-handed approach and controversial agenda overwhelm both these stories-within-the-stories and strip the overall work of readability."
A technique that might prove daring in other hands leaves first-time novelist Atkins in over her head in this pro-life propaganda masquerading as a postmodern experiment. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S LITTLE WHITE LIES by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers taken in by Atkins' sureness of touch in the first half of this schizoid yarn richly deserve to get flimflammed by the bait-and-switch that follows."
A damsel in distress enlists Boston's most storied private eye in her cause and then has second and third thoughts. Read full book review >

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ASHES, ASHES by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Though Atkins (The Prodigy, 2007, etc.) is more successful making you worry about the fate of those first two hostages than about Glash's diabolical threat to millions of New Yorkers, nobody who starts this clever, maximum-velocity nail-biter will leave it unfinished."
Atkins's fifth thriller focuses on a killer who comes on like Hannibal Lecter, only less worldly, less cultivated and a lot more ambitious. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1998

"Gripping in its simplicity and honesty, a story of a tormented little girl who may have found some solace in the love of a stranger. (Author tour)"
A tale, told with compassion and affection, of an angry young black girl caught in the child welfare system and the white, middle-class psychoanalyst who became her friend. Read full book review >