Search Results: "Stephen Emmott"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN BILLION by Stephen Emmott
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Shocking facts and an indispensable message to galvanize a world in potential crisis."
A rallying call to arms on the deteriorating state of our overcrowded planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Good fuel for those who think that the sitting U.S. president is the worst thing to happen to democracy since Xerxes."
The West is premised on political and economic ideals that are under threat—from Beijing, from Moscow, and from Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Well reported but with debatable theoretical underpinnings."
The former editor-in-chief of the Economist finds a few bright spots amid the dark economic clouds in post-Berlusconi Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An evenhanded audit of an industrial power whose offshore ventures could prove no more of a challenge than those launched by US prototypes during the 1960's."
A measured appraisal of the threat, if any, posed by the 1986- 91 investments made by Japanese multinationals in the EC and the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Hopeful and divertingly meaty ruminations, made comprehensible."
Economist editor-in-chief Emmott assays the upcoming 88 years in terms of survival of the world as we know it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2008

"Brightly written, in Economist tradition, and of much interest to fiscal wonks, geopoliticians and investors."
The East, to steal a line from Mao, is red: red-hot, that is, economically, and on the way to reshaping the global economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDKIN by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"While clearly extra care was put into the production of this title, from the metallic highlights on the cover to the brilliantly illustrated mud, the end result is unfortunately drowned in detail. (Picture book. 5-8)"
During a respite from the rain, a young girl heads out to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS LOVE by Stephen Parlato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"But this is a small flaw for a title that aims to encourage 'big dreams still worth pursuing.' (Picture book. 5-12)"
"The World has not always loved dragons, / but Dragons have always loved the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, WINTER? by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The narrative text is set in regular type, while dialogue appears in Gammell's expressive scrawl. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little vinegar and a lot of glory find their way into this evocation of the joys of winter and the beauty of snowfall: Gammell (Jim Aylesworth's Old Black Fly, 1992, etc.) obviously knows a thing or two about snow. Read full book review >