Search Results: "The Denver Museum of Nature and Science"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Well-designed, well thought-out, these will satisfy young listeners and encourage further research in slightly older kids. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Straightforward, pleasing explorations of two common insects presented by and with photographs from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A feast of detailed scholarship, anecdote, and reflections- -touching on a crucial but neglected theme in the development of the western intellectual tradition."
A scholarly survey of how the concept of ``secret'' assisted the development of experimental science from ancient times until the 17th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The New Age scientist and author (The Presence of the Past, 1988) delivers a sterling reassessment of humankind's attitudes toward science and spirituality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2000

"Readable and thought-provoking, if flawed by its underemphasis on the physical sciences."
An admirable attempt—the first in a series—to put some of the best new ideas in science into one volume. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A stimulating compendium."
An anthology of some of the finest writing (if not the best) on science, nature and mathematics from American publications in 2012, selected and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, 2010). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2012 by Dan Ariely
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A showcase for clean, plain-English science and nature writing and a treat for readers."
Ariely (Psychology and Behavioral Economics/Duke Univ.; The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves, 2012, etc.) presents a smorgasbord of top-notch science writing covering everything from the 1,000 species in the human gut to efforts to reverse-evolve a chicken into a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2001 by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"An illuminating, if somewhat slanted, cross-section of current ideas in the sciences."
Second in the series, again limited in scope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002 by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An elite grouping of very readable and informative articles on some of today's most challenging and colorful scientific issues."
Splendid anthology of the year's finest science and nature articles, curated and introduced by the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Worth the price of admission all the same for the 15 crack nature essays gathered under one roof. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A hunt-and-peck collection of 30 pieces assembled to benefit Share Our Strength, a group dedicated to feeding the hungry. Read full book review >

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MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >