Search Results: "Peter Laufer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"A decent spanning-the-globe overview. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Radio-journalist Laufer (Iron Curtain Rising, 1991) visited Americans imprisoned in 21 countries for this readable if often superficial look at how travelers run afoul of the law abroad—and what happens when they do. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A flawed but pleasing survey of nature's most beautiful insects."
A charming but slightly scattershot meditation on butterflies and the people who love them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Laufer's compelling evidence will push readers to assess the distinctions between love and mistreatment among our animal brethren."
A provocative examination of the fine line between the use and abuse of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Sixteen pages of photos—not seen)."
Veteran international correspondent Laufer, who covered the Eastern bloc revolution for ABC and CBS, here offers images, anecdotes, and conversations with ordinary citizens that give a fuller flavor of how the prospect of freedom affects individuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORGANIC by Peter Laufer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A lively, highly informative exposé capped by trips to Kazakhstan and Bolivia, where Laufer settles his questions about the walnuts and black beans he purchased. Now, how to fix the situation so that not all foods labeled organic are 'suspect'?"
Former NBC News correspondent Laufer (Journalism/Oregon Univ.; The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State, 2013, etc.) investigates the "need to know what we're eating and how it came to our dinner plates." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1994

"Court TV does it better."
An instant replay of the trial of four suburban New Jersey high school athletes who sexually assaulted a retarded girl with a bat and broom. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU LATER, AMIGO!  by Peter Laufer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A well-meaning but flawed representation of Spanglish. (references, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Friendship and Spanglish form a loose connection in this picture book about a young Latina girl who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. 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

ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Oh, yum. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In ice cream colors, Sís delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Extraordinary and wonderful. (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
What was essential about one golden-haired boy in love with flying becomes visible in Sís' richly visual biographical portrait of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >

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MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalonotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun-filled view of a warm, unlikely friendship. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A really odd couple of friends shares fun and adventure. Read full book review >