Search Results: "Richard Fortey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1998

"His wonderful description of the emergence and proliferation of life on earth combines the vision of a scientist with an intimate knowledge of the fossil record with the insight of a scholar for masterful interpretation. (24 pages photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
The story of the creatures great and small who have graced the planet then and now, and of the scientists who have studied them, marvelously told by a senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum. Read full book review >

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THE WOOD FOR THE TREES by Richard Fortey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"An eloquent, eccentric, and precise nature memoir."
A distinguished British paleontologist offers a meticulously compiled "biography" of four acres of woodland in Oxfordshire, England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2012

"Informative, engrossing and delightful."
A leading natural scientist's search for animals and plants that have survived nearly unchanged for millions of years. Read full book review >

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TRILOBITE! by Richard Fortey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2000

"Fortey's 'unabashedly trilobito-centric view of the world' is a wonderful, mind-boggling treat, disclosing an evolution of life and landscape as seen through a stone that is more compelling that most living creatures. (40 illustrations & 16 pp. photographs, not seen)"
Everybody's favorite stone creature from the Lower Paleozoic gets tender, revelatory treatment from British paleontologist Fortey (Life, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"A virtuoso performance. (32 pp. color photos; 58 halftones throughout)"
A senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum looks at the new geology, offering an overview built around visits to exemplary sites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 2008

"Visitors to the venerable building in South Kensington will probably get more from Fortey's lively, learned portrait than from any official guidebook."
An insider's tour of one of the world's great museums. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is, and doesn't. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
``Politics ought to be fun—after baseball it's our next favorite pastime,'' says Texas Gov. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POCKET PIGGIES OPPOSITES! by Richard Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Cute but nothing more. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Itty-bitty piggies demonstrate opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALMOST TERRIBLE PLAYDATE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A mostly delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy and a girl with different ideas of imaginative play find middle ground. Read full book review >