Search Results: "Sarah C. Rutherford"


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THANKSGIVING by Sam Sifton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A brief, straightforward guide to hosting a Thanksgiving dinner without being overwhelmed."
An easy-to-read, concise, somewhat tongue-in-cheek guide for how to host the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Adam Rutherford
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2013

"While it is unlikely that scientists will synthesize a human in the near future, genuinely amazing biology is in the works, and Rutherford delivers a fascinating overview."
The day is nearly here when scientists will create the first purely synthetic life. This prediction turns up regularly, but British science writer and Nature editor Rutherford insists that the time is ripe, and he makes his case with contagious enthusiasm. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS by Sarah C. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"For visual learners, this is a particularly accessible demonstration of an intriguing concept. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Through examples of what fractals are and what they aren't, this photo essay introduces a complex mathematical idea in a simple, inviting way. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sure to encourage early readers and listeners to explore their own backyards for similarly wondrous creatures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A rosy wolfsnail prowls along a hosta leaf, finding and devouring its prey—another snail. Read full book review >

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GROWING PATTERNS by Sarah C. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"This clear demonstration of complex ideas will be welcomed in elementary classrooms. (more about Fibonacci numbers, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
In nature, the number series called Fibonacci numbers (1,1,2,3,5,8,13...) often appears in the arrangement of petals or spiral patterns in plants and animals. Read full book review >

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THE LIVING YEARS by Mike Rutherford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The death of Rutherford's father frames the narrative, establishing a reflective tone that the memoir sustains."
A genial, gentlemanly memoir about a band that has weathered plenty of upheaval without apparently suffering much strife. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"A candid and useful, if sometimes familiar, guide to the challenges of parenting in an era of distraction."
A debut parenting book shares ideas for creating happy, fulfilled families. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Young girls especially will be inspired by this volume and the bright future for women's sports it portrays. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Debut author Rutherford looks at women's professional sports and the social forces behind them. Read full book review >

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THE PERIPATETIC COFFIN by Ethan Rutherford
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author seems well-read, and he aspires to the highest literary standards, but some of these stories seem more significant in their inspiration than their execution."
A debut collection of eight stories that run the literary gamut, from seafaring parables to domestic realism, with the quality of the stories varying as well. Read full book review >