Search Results: "Robert Kanigel"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1991

Destructive forces of East and West combine to crush the flower of genius in this brilliantly realized biography of a self- taught, turn-of-the-century mathematician, by the author of Apprentice to Genius (1986). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2002

"Like an enthralled biologist, the author observes the evolution of Nice as a social ecosystem. His portrait is as spellbinding as its subject. (Photographs)"
Kanigel (The One Best Way, 1997, etc.) knits together, from dozens of intriguing sources, an urbane history of Nice. Read full book review >

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ON AN IRISH ISLAND by Robert Kanigel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"A mesmerizing interplay of lives and socio-historical contexts."
A richly detailed biographical study of a group of early-20th-century intellectuals whose shared love for a dying insular culture helped save it from extinction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Kanigel's lively prose and sense of irony make this biography an enjoyable read. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A circumspect biography of America's first efficiency expert, sensitive to both Taylor's limitations and his impact on the world. Read full book review >

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EYES ON THE STREET by Robert Kanigel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An outstanding chronicle of a provocative, influential, iconoclastic theorist of the American cityscape."
A significant, comprehensive biography of an irrepressible urbanist, author, and pioneering community activist. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >

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RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

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WINTER IN WHITE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The twirling skater is particularly impressive, but from the opening whirl of snowflakes to the closing view of a pair of doves tying the bow on a gift, this brims with seasonal joie de vivre. (Novelty. 6-8)"
As a visual bonbon for holiday giving or display, Sabuda offers a small, Christmas-themed stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU DIG IT? by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"A prehistoric romp for the ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Not so much an archeology lesson (though Great-Aunt LuAnn Abrue does enjoy finding "fossil poo") but rather poetic musings on how dinosaurs and cavemen really lived. Read full book review >

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FOOD HATES YOU, TOO, AND OTHER POEMS by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Definitely, as the closing poem puts it, 'Food For Thought.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Addressing picky eaters of all ages and continuing to empower food the way he did in his Giant Meatball (2008), Weinstock offers a set of verses that are often as stomach-churning as they are hilarious: "If everyone hates different food, / Then couldn't it be true / That creamed chipped beef dislikes Gertrude / And liver gags on Lou?" Read full book review >