Search Results: "Sylvia A. Earle"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA CHANGE by Sylvia A. Earle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1995

"An urgent message, beautifully delivered. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A riveting portrait, both chilling and inspiring, of our largest and most crucial natural resource. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A working scientist, the author conveys her enthusiasm and reverence for the natural world, and makes clear that there are more challenges ahead. (chronology, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In an underwater adventure not to be missed, Earle recounts her lifelong love of the ocean and the world beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEFS by Sylvia A. Earle
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A worthy addition to the large school of like titles, but Earle's just treading water. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Here renowned marine biologist Earle essentially recasts her Hello, Fish (1999) as a more conventional introduction to reef residents and visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"Even those who have never ventured under the sea will appreciate this enthusiastic guide. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Earle (Dive!, p. 64) again transports readers to the ocean's depths, this time to introduce the weird and beautiful inhabitants of the coral reef. Read full book review >

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MAPPING THE WORLD by Sylvia A. Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Accessible, beautiful, and informative, this is essential for most collections. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From the oldest maps in the world, to mapping the earth and other planets from space, Johnson (Ferrets, 1997, etc.) introduces the world of cartography using an outstanding collection of full-color period prints and contemporary photographs. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT SEALS by Sylvia A. Johnson
Released: Jan. 2, 1989

The northern seals with trunk-like proboscises were nearly extinct in 1800 but now number over 100,000, with populations making their homes on the Pacific coasts of Mexico and California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKING THE FOUNDATION by Sylvia A. Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A finely crafted introduction to Darwin's theories and the controversies they spawned. (photographs, maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A concise, informative overview of how Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolution shook the foundations of religious beliefs and long-held scientific views. Read full book review >

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TOMATOES, POTATOES, CORN, AND BEANS by Sylvia A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Strictly for research, this history has a redeeming quality: the lovely 16th- and 17th-century black-and-white illustrations and archival prints reproduced from old herbals and antique books. (index, not seen, maps, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Subtitled ``How the Foods of the Americas Changed Eating Around the World,'' this is a tedious history of the foods that originated in America and are now eaten worldwide. Read full book review >

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FERRETS by Sylvia A. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1997

"A section on the black-footed ferret, a wild cousin, is also included. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
These non-rodent relatives of the weasel, badger, and skunk, often the source of controversy over their appropriateness as house pets, are gaining in popularity, next in line to cats and dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY NOT? by Sylvia A. Hofsepian
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Quiet, but there's enough amusing action to hold attention; a story that will appeal beyond the picture book age. (Picture book. 4+)"
Hofsepian's smoothly told first book is about a solemn widower who asks a cheerful bread-peddler to find a cat to keep him company; she gives him one of hers, and when that cat proves to be lonely she gives him her other one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Scientific names of plants in the index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Eye-catching, full-color flower photos enhance this adaptation of Colors of Flowers and Insects (published in Japan in 1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WATERMELON IN THE SUKKAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A mediocre, bland offering for the holiday shelf. (note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child's favorite fruit creates a challenge for his class when it comes time for the annual ritual of decorating the classroom's Sukkah, the traditional outdoor hut for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Read full book review >