Search Results: "Steve Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HUMAN BODY by Steve Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Skips a few stops but should leave young tourists with a taste for further outings into their innards. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Even the broccoli and green peas sport happy smiles on their ways down the hatch in this effervescent tour of human body systems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Detailed index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Carefully organized and comprehensive, a visual introduction to living things—from life's basic chemicals to plant and animal structures and processes and the cycles in nature. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Information-wise, a bare introduction, but a mighty engaging one nonetheless. (index) (Pop-up/nonfiction. 9-14)"
With a clinical white-on-black design, this volume allows readers to go system by system through the workings of the human body. Read full book review >

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EYEWITNESS NATURAL WORLD by Steve Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

"Browsing through these pages is provocative in the best sense: It raises as many good questions as it provides good answers. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Another in the eye-popping Eyewitness series from Dorling Kindersley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BIOLOGY by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The bibliographies are dated and include only adult titles; access to information is limited: glossaries are brief, and indexes omit important words and concepts. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Billed as ``a comprehensive illustrated natural history guide for young readers,'' this fifth volume in ``The Prentice Hall World of Nature'' series is visually appealing but, like the others, disappointing in content. Read full book review >

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GALILEO AND THE UNIVERSE by Steve Parker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Simultaneously published: Parker's Charles Darwin and Evolution. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the new ``Science Discoveries'' series, a prolific author provides a straightforward account of Galileo's life and times. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN BODY by Steve Parker
HEALTH
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Visual Dictionary of the Human Body (1991) are more detailed, more numerous, and larger, but its text is not nearly as comprehensive or well-integrated as Parker's. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The overseas origins of this volume, subtitled An Amazing Inside Look at You!, are apparent only in a few subtle details of language and illustration. Read full book review >

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INSIDE DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Speculations on dinosaur senses, digestion, locomotion, reproduction, and more. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE WHALE by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, a visually satisfying book with many intriguing facts. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The inner anatomy of 21 animals, including the chicken, gorilla, crocodile, snake, fly, and snail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOCKING SCIENCE by Steve Parker
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although both a table of contents and an index are provided, they are not always useful: Many of the pages do not include folios, making some flipping back and forth for information inevitable. (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Quirky, humorous, frequently gross anecdotes about science, scientists, inventions, and discoveries fill this book, subtitled ``5,000 Years of Mishaps and Misunderstandings'' and profusely illustrated with busy, weird cartoons in a magazine-like layout. Read full book review >

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SPEED MACHINES by Steve Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2012

"More a handsome first draft than a well-considered final product. (Nonfiction enhanced e-book. 10 & up)"
Developer Miles Kelly presents a decent but curiously static selection of speedy land, sea and air vehicles. Read full book review >