Search Results: "The Union of Concerned Scientist"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The events at Fukushima provided a graphic warning of the dangers posed by nuclear power; the most important question asked by this book is, what will be done about them?"
Technical reports written by committee are almost always dull affairs; this is an exception. Read full book review >

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LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

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ENLIGHTEN YOUR LIFE by The Church of Terra Sanctuaria
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2017

"A detailed, offbeat account of a spiritual leader's life-changing recommendations."
A debut guide offers tips on surviving in the modern world. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA by Harry L. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Written with verve, Katz's history is distinguished from a trove of Twain biographies by its 300 illustrations, including photographs, cartoons and artwork, drawn from the LOC's inestimable collection."
A richly illustrated life of an American icon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they're in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald's and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one."
A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart (America: The Book, 2004) at the helm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Earnest and often revealing, this collection nevertheless has an uncertain audience. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)"
The subtitle will have librarians, teachers, and reading specialists reaching for this book. Read full book review >

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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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MONKEY AND MOLE AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM by Gitte Spee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"It's a pleasant-enough story, but it's not quite effective as a way to draw young readers into a museum experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two animal friends explore the recently renovated grand Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"Convincing and damning but unlikely to influence U.S. leaders because the electorate largely approves of drone warfare. Apparently killing terrorists takes priority over legal niceties or the deaths of innocent non-Americans."
In this angry but well-documented polemic, journalist Scahill (Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, 2013, etc.) and his colleagues at the Intercept add to a growing genre that denounces our leaders' fascination with a cheap, seemingly risk-free way to kill terrorists. Read full book review >