Search Results: "Peter D. Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A blunt, vivid warning."
More doom and gloom about rising sea levels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2003

"Far from cheerful, but fascinating."
Geologist Ward and astronomer Brownlee combine disciplines to tell us how the world will end. Read full book review >

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FUTURE EVOLUTION by Peter Ward
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2001

"Then again, maybe not. Ward paints an intriguing picture, but it's still only one possible roll of the evolutionary dice."
A smoothly told, plausible 360-degree scan of the evolutionary horizon, from the deep past into the far future. Read full book review >

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DON'T "DE"LETE ME! by Russell D. Ward
Released: July 22, 2014

"Avuncular advice about battling addiction featuring well-meaning if rather cornball humor."
Humorous anecdotes and advice are offered as tools to resist food, drugs, alcohol and/or gambling in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Perhaps the book's only major deficiency is Ward's failure to explain to the Rush Limbaughs of the world why we should care if humankind continues to decimate the Earth's flora and fauna."
Ward demonstrates that the old adage ``those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it'' applies to natural history as well as human history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2004

"Highly entertaining, and particularly evocative of those times when the 'ka-ching' sounds, opening entirely new pathways to hare down."
An elucidation of the fieldwork and thought that determined the nature of the great Permian extinction. Read full book review >

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JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

Urgent and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"But as an examination of how Folkways successfully mined obscure veins of vernacular music for four decades, this is a valuable study. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, illuminating life of Folkways Records founder Moe Asch, whose American and international folk-music releases laid the ground for the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s and the world-music explosion of recent years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A wise and unflinching examination of the ramifications for society—and for the individual—when the capsule replaces the couch."
A provocative volume that sets up the mood-altering Prozac as a tool to examine the growing—and often troubling—use of drugs in the treatment of psychological illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS: THE GOD APP. by Peter D. Snow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A fresh, gripping fictional rendition of 'the greatest story ever told.'"
A debut novel that dramatizes the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >