Search Results: "Stephen R. Palumbi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA by Stephen R. Palumbi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A sparkling appreciation of the wonderful variety of marine life that also communicates an important message."
An exploration of the sea, "our most fertile stage, populated by wonderfully colorful characters acting out their lives in a daily drama." Read full book review >

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SAVING MANATEES by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Up-to-date and informative, this will be a welcome addition to the shelf of information on endangered species in any library. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Around 3,000 West Indian manatees live in Florida's fresh- and saltwaters. Read full book review >

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WHOSE SHOES? by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"EWSLUGp1991, but as that work is out of print, this will substitute nicely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Firefighter, chef, mail carrier, ballerina, clown, farmer, soccer player, National Guard soldier and construction worker are depicted through their footwear in this photo essay that asks the title question over and over. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S OPPOSITE? by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The opening page, of two feet, one clad in a tie-dyed sock and one with its little toes each painted a different color, and the last shot, of a tiny baby hand atop an adult one, bookend the images with an opposite of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A photo essay in candy-bright colors that does better with its defining visuals than its text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Includes further reading, Web sites, and a brief index. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Black bears roam North America from Maine to California, with populations estimated at 750,000; increasingly they are invading urban areas. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DARK by Stephen R. Donaldson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"It goes without saying that a reader who enters the series without the benefit of the preceding volumes will be utterly lost. Definitively of a piece with what has come before; if you're a fan of Donaldson, this is indispensable. If not, of course, not."
The Thomas Covenant series comes to a lumbering halt after four decades. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A superb biography of a fiercely driven explorer who traveled across the last inaccessible areas on earth before technical advances made the journey much easier."
Bown (1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half, 2012, etc.) delivers an intensely researched, thoroughly enjoyable life of one of history's best explorers. Read full book review >

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AGAINST ALL THINGS ENDING by Stephen R. Donaldson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"If the likes of Cirrus Kindwind, the Lost Deep and She Who Must Not Be Named, and lines such as 'Through the bane's ferocity, she smelled the acrid pulse of unnatural blood,' are your bag (or Baggins), well, then this is just your book."
Daggers and wizards, time travel, leprosy—for fans of fantasy, there's much to like in Donaldson's latest installment in the multivolume Thomas Covenant epic series of yore. Read full book review >

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WHITE ESKIMO by Stephen R. Bown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A vivacious study that will surely revive interest in the writings of this towering explorer and ethnographer."
Canadian author Bown (The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen, 2012, etc.) fashions a thorough, insightful biography of the fearless explorer and noted writer Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933). Read full book review >

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REAVE THE JUST by Stephen R. Donaldson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Even his critics are due for a wonderful surprise: these thoughtful, well worked-out, often fascinating yarns are largely free of the preposterous weight, impossible convolutions, and tormented prose that make the novels so troublesome."
Donaldson's first collection since Daughter of Regals (1983), though, of the eight substantial stories here, 1984—98, five have appeared previously in other volumes—the title piece in After the King (1992); "The Djinn Who Watches Over the Accursed" in Arabesques 2 (1989); "The Kings of Tarshish Shall Bring Gifts" in The Book of Kings (1995); "The Woman Who Loved Pigs" in Full Spectrum 4 (1993); and "What Makes Us Human" in Berserker Base (1985). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1995

"An estimable contribution to the quiet debate on an issue of genuine, if unappreciated, consequence for the electorate."
An ex-insider's thoughtful case for the proposition that since the end of WW II the US Congress has effectively abdicated its responsibility to play an active, vital role in the nation's foreign affairs. Read full book review >