Search Results: "Richard Ellis"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"As entertaining as a three-ring circus, and as scholarly as any intellectually curious lay reader would wish for. (Line drawings by the author)"
More lucid science writing from Ellis (Imaging Atlantis, 1998, etc.), who this time cuts a broad swath through the history of marine animals. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING ATLANTIS by Richard Ellis
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"So stop looking, except in your imagination. (For another interpretation of Atlantis, see Rodney Castleden, Atlantis Destroyed, p. 627.) (52 photos and maps, not seen)"
In this survey of Atlantis theories, Ellis (Monsters of the Sea, 1994, etc.) explains and then pokes holes in previous conjectures—from the scientifically grounded to the plain crazy—before tendering a few of his own It is all Plato's fault, suggests Ellis—the mare's nest of literature, philosophy, geology, archaeology, oceanography, ancient history, mythology, art history, mysticism, cryptology, and fantasy that can be summed up in the word "Atlantology." Read full book review >

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MEN AND WHALES by Richard Ellis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A fine and expert accomplishment. (Three hundred photographs, paintings, drawings, and maps—most seen.)"
Authoritative history of man's relationship with whales, presented in lively, straightforward prose. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS OF THE SEA by Richard Ellis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"Intelligent and often provocative writing, but devotees of Ripley's Believe It or Not will find these sea monsters a bit too tame for their taste. (120 b&w photographs and drawings, not seen)"
A comprehensive, fact-packed examination of the deep's largest denizens, tracing the patterns that connect mythology, biology, and the human imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"Timely and readable."
Veteran science writer Ellis (Tuna: A Love Story, 2008, etc.) celebrates the powerful white beast that has become the poster child for global warming. Read full book review >

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TUNA by Richard Ellis
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2008

"An artful, detailed account of the tuna, and an entreaty that this not be its swan song."
Smooth-flowing distillation of scholarship about "the world's best-loved fish." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"'Extinction is part of the evolutionary process (or perhaps evolution is part of the extinction process),' writes Ellis, who takes the necessary next step by identifying the victims and rounding up some of the perps. (70 line drawings)"
A terrible and elegant portrait gallery of lost animal souls, including those about to take the off-ramp to extinction and a few brought back from the edge. Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE IN by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"More than a thoughtful ode to found family, this slim, sweet novel challenges readers to look anew at the ones they have. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"What if you could just invent your family, your home, your life?" Read full book review >

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SACRED LEAF by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An exciting story that confronts young readers with a very different kind of childhood. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Bolivians have long consumed coca leaves, the raw ingredient in cocaine, as a mild stimulant tea to minimize the effects of hunger and altitude sickness. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Photographs of the interviewees and a glossary round out an important chronicle of war and the world's most vulnerable—the children. (Internet resources) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In her previous volume, Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children (2008), Ellis interviewed Canadian and American children whose parents were off at war in Iraq or Afghanistan. Read full book review >