Search Results: "William Markle"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE FOREVER! by Sandra Markle
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 1998

"A good starting point for any inquiry into extinct and endangered species. (Picture book. 7-11)"
From the last auroch to the last Burchell's zebra, this handsome alphabet book presents an extinct animal for every letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE VANISHING HONEYBEES by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"In all, a solid addition to the insect shelves, with a valuable emphasis on science as process. (bibliography, index). (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Markle presents a solid, respectful overview of colony collapse disorder for an audience slightly younger than Loree Griffin Burns' The Hive Detectives (2010). Read full book review >

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TOUGH, TOOTHY BABY SHARKS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure to please both readers and listeners. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Sharks have unyielding appeal, and this inviting photo-essay combines that fascination with solid information about their reproduction and growth. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY BABY PANDAS? by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"A solid introduction to an endangered species. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Science writer Markle gives readers a peek into the growth and development of baby giant pandas from birth to about one year of age. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE MUMMIES by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though this does provide an enticing glimpse of science in action, and the close-up mummy pictures will elicit the predictable wows, it isn't among the author's best work. (glossary, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Markle's newest in the series pairs typically dramatic photos to an oddly disjointed text. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE TO THE RESCUE by Sandra Markle
NATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Nine cases of the application of modern technology to civil engineering, medicine, telephone networks, etc.: e.g., ultraviolet lasers are now available with such fine control and so little heat damage that they can carve human hairs; they can also be combined with optical fibers to build high-speed communication highways. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Smoothly written and beautifully presented, another stellar animal conservation tale. (author's note, additional facts, timeline, source notes, glossary, find out more, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Scientists use varied approaches to rescue and restore a dwindling penguin population in South Africa and Namibia. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sobering glimpse at science in progress. (glossary, list of books and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13) "
The golden frog, a Panamanian national symbol, began vanishing from its high mountain forests in the late 1990s, prompting a scientific investigation and rescue process that continues today. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AND INSIDE BIG CATS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"This enters a crowded field, but confirmed fans of the ever-photogenic big cats will be absorbed by both the pictures and the informative, matter-of-fact presentation. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Accompanying more of the frankly naturalistic photos that distinguish her "Outside and Inside" series, Markle describes inner and outer physical features common to cats of all sizes, along with variations in coloring, hunting techniques, and family behavior, then closes by inviting viewers to take second looks at the pictures for certain telling details they might have missed. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A compelling account of the solution of a scientific mystery. (source notes, glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A species of mammal newly identified through museum research is found in the wild in Ecuador. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MONKEY RESCUE by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An animal conservation tale with a happy ending (3,200 estimated in the wild today) and a must-read for monkey lovers. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Markle chronicles the amazing efforts to save a tiny (and adorable) species. Read full book review >