Search Results: "Time Traveler Tours"


BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE MADAME LA GUILLOTINE by Sarah Towle
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 26, 2011

"An academic overview of la Révolution through the eyes of one if its key players, satisfying both historian and eager tourist. (iPhone informational app. 14 & up)"
The City of Lights was once made bright by the flash of a revolution's guillotine, and this app provides a glimpse into one of Paris' pivotal backstories. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A real pleasure for dinosaur buffs."
Entertaining snapshots of the author's worldwide journeys in search of bones, rocks, and all that other stuff of the dinosaur business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"A hokey but inspiring blend of personal narrative and scientific exploration."
Mallett (Theoretical Physics/Univ. of Connecticut) chronicles his quest to build a time machine, sparked by grief over his father's premature death, in 1955. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Those who want to point-and-click may prefer to stick to a screen. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
paper 0-7894-4762-2 A conversation between a teacher with a new CD-ROM and two of his students form the basis for this entry in the Eyewitness Readers series, which attempts to deliver a history-can-be-fun message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A truly long field trip, with nary a map nor a timeline but unusual stops aplenty. (resource list, index) (Informational picture book. 10-12)"
The Magic School Bus must be in the garage, but teacherly chaperon Professor Tempo not only expedites the outing, but even looks like Ms. Frizzle (in slacks). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Highly imaginative proselytism."
Quantum Leap meets Stargate in this exciting-but thoroughly Bible-based-sci-fi romp through time. Read full book review >

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Confessions of a Time Traveler by R. Gary Raham
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"A welcome excursion for pop-sci fans featuring a number of striking artworks."
In this diverse collectionof essays, short stories, illustrations, anecdotes, and other missives, Raham informs without being dry and teaches without being pedantic while covering a wide range of subjects in biology and the history of science.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVELER by Ron McLarty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

Boyhood friendships and dreams are reshaped by mysteries that resonate for decades in the veteran character actor's flavorful successor to his well-received debut novel, The Memory of Running (2005). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This is a consistently informative and surprisingly entertaining history, delivering far more than its modest title promises. (36 b&w photos, not seen)"
From the picturesque to the package tour, Withey (Voyages of Discovery: Captain Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific, 1987) chronicles the birth and growth of modern world tourism. Read full book review >

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ARKANSAS TRAVELER by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2001

"Not so much an Arkansas Traveler as a Log Cabin quilt marked by endless repetition: Racism bad, Benni clever, you can't go home again."
Benni Harper (Seven Sisters, 2000, etc.) has come a long way from Blevins County, Arkansas, where she spent much of her youth eating cheese grits and raising hell with her cousin Emory Littleton and best friend Amen Tolliver in the poky little town of Sugartree. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON TRAVELER by Don Brown
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The figures are sketched with just enough line to keep them anchored, as we see Kingsley bat a crocodile on the snout, cross a ravine on a slippery log, and bathe in a starlit lake. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Brown has created a companion piece to his Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries (1999) by profiling yet another fascinating and relatively unknown 19th-century British woman. Read full book review >

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LONESOME TRAVELER by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1960

"There's a final essay on the hobo — The Vanishing 'American To his fans and to those who might not be repelled by his frenetic anti-style this might be of intermittent interest."
Broadly speaking, Lonesome Traveler, in form, is a series of impressionistic essays on the author's travels mainly around the U.S. There are accounts of his sojourn in San Pedro and Long Beach, Calif, waiting to get on a ship; riding by bus to Mexico — to the bullfights, out of season — on pot; working as a brakeman on the Southern Pacific R.R.; in the galley of a ship sailing down the Pacific coast to the Mississippi; and his Big Trip to Europe —Tangier, Morocco, Paris, London. Read full book review >