Search Results: "Stephanie Sammartino McPherson"


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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"McPherson conveys the thrill of the possibility inherent in AI, but she's frequently a giant step ahead of the game. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
McPherson presents the evolution of artificial intelligence—machines with the "humanlike ability to reason and solve problems." Read full book review >

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DOPING IN SPORTS by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"McPherson's concise, informative overview offers a solid introduction to the issue of doping in the high-stakes world of big-time sports. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
American sportswriter Grantland Rice famously said, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game," but winning is all that matters in contemporary sports, and athletes under tremendous pressure to find any competitive edge frequently turn to performance-enhancing drugs. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A chilling look at a timely topic. (source notes, glossary, bibliographies, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The rapid melting of Arctic ice has opened a new frontier for international competition or cooperation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An attractive, solid entry on a disaster that continues to fascinate. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy coming up in April 2012, this engaging overview retells the powerful story and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 28, 1993

"Bibliography; b&w photos; notes; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
An admiring look at an admirable woman, a deserving subject in the Trailblazers series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, the life of an abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, an easily read biography of a physician (1869-1970) who pioneered in recognizing and documenting industrial hazards, was instrumental in the passage of the first state and federal laws protecting workers, and was the ``first female faculty member'' at Harvard. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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STABBING STEPHANIE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most egregious yet of the recent spate of alleged mysteries that bury detection in a morass of domestic detail."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Hanging Hannah, 2000, etc.) has just been getting her life back together after the traffic-accident death of her husband Kenneth. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

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