Search Results: "Rob Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO TOUCHED HIS OWN HEART by Rob Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Credit Dunn with a valuable text that offers something for everyone—patients, practitioners, medical students, historians and policymakers."
The heart was a black box up until a century ago, writes Dunn (Ecology and Evolution/North Carolina State Univ.; The Wild Life on Our Bodies, 2011, etc.). His well-researched text chronicles how the box was opened.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Even sophisticated readers will blink as the author reveals the dazzling diversity of life, its ability to thrive in areas formerly thought barren (miles under the sea, under ice caps, under the earth's crust, in space), and the ingenuity of scientists searching for it."
Finding and naming plants, animals, bugs and germs might seem a dull scientific career, but Dunn (Zoology/North Carolina State Univ.) proves that it's the opposite in this vivid history full of colorful characters and spectacular discoveries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"An alarming account but one suggesting that, armed with knowledge, we can reverse this way of treating the plants that feed us and find a way toward a more sustainable diet."
A convincing argument that the agricultural revolution that has made food more readily available around the world contains the seeds of its own destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Dunn provides some useful information and updated evolutionary history, but the book is marred by excessively provocative and often purple prose."
Dunn (Biology/North Carolina State Univ.; Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys, 2008) proclaims that many human ills and behaviors reflect the evolutionary past of a species that has put itself above nature and all other species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB THY NEIGHBOR by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A little mystery and a lot of mayhem keep the pot boiling in another wild tale of former military men putting their skills to good use in civilian life."
Albuquerque is as dangerous as Afghanistan for two Army buddies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Opportunistic, to be sure, but the authors provide plenty to revel in if you haven't been keeping up with 10 years of freaky blog posts."
The Freakonomics guys return with another kooky and counterintuitive compilation of economic analysis that might appear wildly offbeat but just might be surprisingly spot-on.Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >