Search Results: "Peter Coveney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Overall, their enthusiasm marks the authors as true believers that the efforts of mankind (yes, mostly men) to take on complexity, achieving both beauty and order, will succeed. (8-page color insert, not seen)"
From the English team that brought you The Arrow of Time (1991), more on the general theme that the most interesting things in life are nonlinear, asymmetric, chaotic, and complexin short, not user-friendly, but perhaps computable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"In addition, the authors provide some fascinating examples of biorhythms and patterning in chemical and biological clocks, and in self-organizing systems from slime molds to the mammalian embryo. (Color and b&w photographs—not seen.)"
It is the ambition of all research, the authors quote 19th- century scientist Willard Gibbs, ``to find the point of view from which the subject appears in its greatest simplicity.'' However, it is the ambition of these same authors (Coveney: Physical Chemistry/Univ. of Wales; Highfield: science editor of the London Daily Telegraph) to demonstrate that simplicity doesn't get you very far in the real (macroscopic) world of time and space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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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

JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN WHO LOVED BOOKS by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The catchy cover of this Australian import nicely sets up the warm and loving story within. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" sums up this whimsical story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY DRAWS A MONSTER by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Neat and unassuming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN RED, YELLOW, BLUE by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"1983, 1992) and its myriad cousins will love the expanded range of color choices here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Named for colors in a box of crayons, 16 kittens pair off with as many community workers and residents in this ingenious cousin to Matthew A.B.C. (2002) and Daisy 1, 2, 3 (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADLENKA by Peter Sís
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"Undeniably clever, well-intentioned, and beautiful, but flawed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Madlenka is losing her tooth and sets out to make her happy announcement to everyone in her multiethnic New York City neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T IS FOR TERRIBLE by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

McCarty uses the soft, rounded forms and muted colors of his Caldecott Honor-winning Hondo and Fabian (2002) to similarly tongue-in-cheek effect. Read full book review >