Search Results: "Robert E. Litan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An uneven follow-up to Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, but it may find an audience in certain economics classrooms and among die-hard supporters of private-sector interests."
Litan and Schramm (Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, 2007, etc.) take on the question of how to increase the long-term rate of potential economic growth to get back in line with the roughly 3 percent that prevailed during the " ‘golden' post-World War II quarter-century spanning 1948 to 1973." Read full book review >

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POLAR BEAR, WHY IS YOUR WORLD MELTING? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fine addition to early science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A worthy title that uses polar bears and the melting of the Arctic ice as a springboard for an explanation of global warming pitched well to preschool audiences. Read full book review >

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CAN WE SHARE THE WORLD WITH TIGERS? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A hot topic receives a tepid treatment. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Using threats to endangered Bengal tigers' survival as a springboard, Wells teaches young readers about the many ways humans interfere with the natural world and its biodiversity. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S FASTER THAN A SPEEDING CHEETAH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Turning the book on its side slows things down a bit, but readers will find that this book on speed has a momentum all its own. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fast, faster, fastest! Read full book review >

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IS A BLUE WHALE THE BIGGEST THING THERE IS? by Robert E. Wells
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A usable concept book, but not exemplary. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Relative sizes—of whales, mountains, planets, galaxies, etc.—illustrated with stacked bowls containing 100 whales, stacked Mt. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PLANET EARTH? by Robert E. Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good beginning look at the special features that make Earth our home. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Wells explores the characteristics that make Earth capable of sustaining life. Read full book review >

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SIMEON PETER'S SIN by Robert E. Bailot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An ideologically and dramatically gripping novel of Christianity's birth pangs."
A debut historical novel about the turbulent early years of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Although Thayer seems to be trying to reach a broad audience by putting discussions of methodology and various technical issues in back-of-the-book notes, his classroom style diminishes this work's appeal for the general reader."
A somewhat didactic examination of the biological and psychological bases of normal moods, along with research-based advice on changing bad ones into good ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2009

"An inspirational look at one man's journey from meaningless success to a life of purpose."
A philosophical guide to an enlightened life. Read full book review >