Search Results: "Peter Falk"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST ONE MORE THING by Peter Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Like a couple of hours with Columbo, minus the genius—inessential, but still pretty good company."
Life and times of the man in the dirty raincoat. 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

HELLO TO ALL THAT by John Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A remarkably warm, surprisingly moving, and timely portrait of daily life in a war zone."
A twist on the usual Prozac memoirs and war-reporter memoirs: Falk offers both of same in this absorbing account of his battle with depression and his time as a freelance foreign correspondent in Sarajevo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"Stay tuned. (Twenty illustrations—not seen.)"
Add yet another voice to the chorus of contention surrounding human origins. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE by Dan Falk
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"An odd but appealing mixture of science and literary analysis."
European and English science during the time of Shakespeare (1564-1616), as revealed in his works. It's a peculiar juxtaposition, but it works…mostly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A valuable book for urban educators."
Educators Falk and Blumenreich (The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher and Student Research, 2005) present case studies of kindergarten and elementary school classrooms that, although located in economically stressed urban areas, have found creative and intelligent means of making education effective. Read full book review >

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WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS by Agnete Friis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A deeply resonant tale about one woman's attempts to embrace her past while setting herself free."
The scars of childhood trauma run deep for Ella Nygaard, but when she's forced to confront her past, she discovers that the truth may be as hard to pin down as her own memories. Read full book review >

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PETLANDIA by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Nick Bruel's books about Bad Kitty and Puppy are far better treatments of the theme than this tired outing. (Humor. 6-9)"
Petlandia: utopia or P-U-topia? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE PAGE by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The impressive kindness of the art has its own power and could make it work—the ambiguity inherent in this sort of question does not guarantee success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book allegory about life and, to some extent, love. Read full book review >

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MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER RETURNS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"It might lack the mild menace of its predecessor, but it satisfies in its supply of companionship all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. Read full book review >

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FREDDY! KING OF FLURB by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Useful, if not for every reader. (Science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
Freddy will be the first to say he screws things up…well, not the first—that would be Babette, his evil older sister. Read full book review >