Search Results: "Steven C. Schlozman"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2011

"A superfluous but entertaining sideline to the current zombie craze that nicely complements Max Brooks' The Zombie Survival Guide."
A neurodevelopmental biologist with the Centers for Disease Control gets down with the sickness when he's tasked to investigate the roots of a zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"A worthy companion to Eric Hansen's Motoring with Mohammed (1991), the best recent look at the country."
A season of anthropological fieldwork gone wrong. In this thoughtful memoir, Caton (Anthropology/Harvard Univ.) returns many years later to try to learn why. Read full book review >

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Lost Pants Mine: Gold, Love, Adventure by Steven C. Brandt
Released: July 1, 2015

"A promising start that could use another edit."
A geologist finds gold-mining adventure in Brandt's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Scripture and science meet in a pop-archaeological text; Scripture prevails."
The story of the author's claim to have found long-lost Sodom, the world's most wicked city. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"An informative, readable primer on the rules—and ruses—of the road."
Take heart, California scofflaws, from this wily treatise on the art of beating traffic tickets. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 1994

A harshly critical but trenchant look at the war on drugs, the ``failure'' of which leads the authors to propose realistic, achievable solutions that go beyond mere legalization. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Accessible and paced with page-turning immediacy—an excellent overview of what happens when the avant-garde art world meets the conservative right. (Illustrations—25 b&w, two color—some seen.)"
Dubin (Sociology/SUNY at Purchase) offers an involving and evenhanded analysis of the ongoing confrontation between taboo- breaking artists and traditionalists bent on maintaining the status quo. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vibrant supplement for phys ed teachers."
A physical education columnist and teacher aims to motivate young people with a 12-step plan for attaining a lifetime of good health. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"A stock situation, right up to the enormous egg that arrives for Louis' next birthday—but Kellogg's zesty embellishments propel it along."
Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool. Read full book review >