. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
...impressive, meticulously researched study of the exciting new developments in gene therapy
This rich memoir offers practical insights about learning when to intervene and when to let go.
The well-organized book takes pains to explain any avian jargon, making for an uncomplicated, entertaining read perfect for birdwatchers and animal enthusiasts.
...by the pleasures provided by this pacy, readable and entertaining manifesto for a zoobiquitous approach to health and wellbeing, to be welcomed by vets and other human animals.
This is a marvelous book to take on vacation.
The kind of wisdom he brings to Weeds desperately needs to inform the direction of agricultural science.
Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters.
Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.
The Violinist's Thumb's most refreshing aspect is the light it sheds on the role women played in studying DNA and genetics.
"Wild" is at the height of its power when Strayed confronts her demons with clear-eyed intensity, allowing for the heartbreaking messiness of life to be just that.
A superb examination of the never-ending effort to enhance life, as well as the commensurate refusal to ever let it go.
A rousing call-to-action to plant trees to save the environment.
The pop-ups, particularly a half-cylinder tree trunk that sprouts from the center of the spread and a large accordionlike cocoon, are well executed and engaging. While the prominent use of white space lends a sparser feel than in the picture book, the shimmering wings of the pop-up butterfly dazzle on the final spread.
In an understated and intimate partnership, Fogliano and Stead conjure late winter doldrums and the relief of spring’s arrival, well worth the wait.
But for the most part, his humor is exactly as dry and wry as the subject demands.
Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment--with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age.
It is a brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported...
In Ocean of Life, Roberts tells a wonder-filled story of humankind and the sea: all of it illuminating, not all of it hopeless, and some of it unexpectedly exhilarating.
He maintains a folkloric narrative that results in a traditional story arc complete with repetition, drama and a satisfying conclusion. A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached.