Search Results: "Peter Pringle"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"The war on science is an old story. Pringle lends it specific weight with this chilling story of a man who, had he survived, might have saved millions of lives."
A tragic story of the totalitarian suppression of knowledge—one that is all too familiar to history, even in our own time. Read full book review >

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DAY OF THE DANDELION by Peter Pringle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"The results, based in part on Pringle's nonfiction work Food, Inc. (2003), are original, fast-paced and altogether delightful."
Academics meet 007 in a thriller about genetically modified foods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2003

"A meaty addition to the growing GM debate."
Two cheers for transgenic tomatoes and Frankensteined frankfurters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry."
Pringle (The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov, 2008, etc.) tells a complex tale of scientific intrigue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A lucid and often bitter chronicle of yet another day that lives in infamy. (b&w illustrations)"
Two investigative journalists (who originally reported the story for the London Sunday Times) summarize in wrenching fashion the events of January 30, 1972, when British paratroopers fired on a civil-rights demonstration, killing 13 Irish civilians. Read full book review >

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A FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME by Terry Pringle
Released: March 9, 1989

The title is catchy but altogether too plaintive for Pringle's engaging second novel—a love story that has little to do with leaving and a lot to do with Working Things Out. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An excellent summary—so evenhanded that both sides in a debate could find it useful. Index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a clear and concise overview of major issues of their chemical and biological arms control, Pringle provides background on the dangers present, as well as of the social and political factors that have spread them even more widely than nuclear weapons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2001

"The author has done her homework, revealing a subject far more complex and interesting than it might seem at first."
An engrossing discussion, lurid title aside, of mummies: how they're made, where they're found, what scientists and historians learn from them. Read full book review >

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SMOKING by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though lacking footnotes or references, this is a useful title, which includes addresses to write for more information. (index, b&w photos, not seen, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Pringle (Fire in the Forest, 1995, etc.) offers a brief, readable account of smoking and its consequences and the mind- altering effects of nicotine and addiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1996

"Purists will object to the lack of coverage of Mexico, which is, of course, part of North America and offers plenty of archaeological problems that would lend themselves to discussion here. (26 b&w photos, 8 pages color photos, not seen)"
A broad survey of the prehistoric cultures of present-day Canada and the US. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Visually striking, current, and informative, this is a must read. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This super work on global warming by a noted science writer is an essential replacement for aging titles on the topic. Read full book review >