Search Results: "William Muñoz"


BOOK REVIEW

CALL OF THE OSPREY by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"More science than adventure, this is a challenging addition to the Science in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Ospreys, severely affected by DDT in the 1960s, now serve as indicators for the success of pollution remediation on a Superfund cleanup site. Read full book review >

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NO BITING, HORRIBLE CROCODILE! by Jonathan Shipton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"1991) leaves readers with a simplistic (not to mention inhumane), cut-and-dried solution that is unlikely to make an impression (so to speak) on either the biters or the bittenstick with Barbara Bottner's toothier Bootsie Barker Bites (1992). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Flora, the class biter, is shocked out of her habit when she sinks her teeth into a plush monkey's arm, and it rips off. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE ZOO NURSERY by Roland Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From a biologist with 20 years of zoo experience (keeper to assistant director): a discussion of the special care, plus unusual procedures and equipment (diets, incubators, gravity-flow feeding tubes), needed to rear a wide variety of baby animals. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"High-quality photographs illustrate Ira's journey from cuddly puppy to confident working guide dog. (author's note, list of organizations, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ira is an appealing golden retriever puppy who grows into his job as a guide dog in this latest effort from a prolific and respected science writer for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE DOGS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
The prolific Patent at her best, with a succinct, well researched, and informative rundown of the prairie rodent's lifestyle and social organization, plus a clear presentation of its controversial role: knowing that 400 or so prairie dogs eat enough grass to maintain a cow, ranchers (and the US) have exterminated them by the millions (``Their numbers have been reduced by about 90 percent''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIODIVERSITY by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"Still, this is an attractive and personal discussion of an important issue. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Patent (Children Save the Rain Forest, p. 903, etc.) stresses the importance of protecting the planet's rich gene pool for the survival of all species, and makes clear that seemingly insignificant species may provide medicines and products of great usefulness. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The full-color photographs are remarkable; fully keyed to the text, they often cross the line from illustration to fine art. (map, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This information book is the epitome of clarity, and the beauty of its subject is captured in superb photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING AUDIE by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Audie's inspirational story is a case study in rehabilitation, one sure to appeal to animal loving children. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
What happens to the dogs when dogfighting rings are broken up and the trials are over? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT GOOD IS A TAIL? by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A reliable author/photographer team collaborates on another winning book—somewhat easier to read than their Feathers (1992)- -with a lively text, appealing color photos, and intriguing science facts showing just how useful a tail can be. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Clearly written, carefully organized, enhanced with striking color photos: a superior science title guaranteed to reveal things you never knew about the structures that make birds unique. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ON THE TRAIL WITH LEWIS AND CLARK by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 18, 2002

"Pair with Rhoda Blumberg's The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark for a fuller picture of the journey. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In their historic journey across the Western US in 1804-06, explorers Lewis and Clark encountered and described 121 new species and subspecies of vertebrate animals, including birds, bears, deer, snakes, prairie dogs, coyotes, fish, and wolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPING THE EARTH by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2000

"The latter provide extensive resources for students researching plate tectonics and other topics in earth science. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Beginning at the beginning, 4.5 billion years ago, when the earth was nothing but a cloud of dust grains and gas whirring around the young sun, Patent (Bold and Bright Black-and-White Animals, 1998, etc.) discusses the shaping of the earth and the changes to it from that time to the present. Read full book review >