PositiveBooklistThe story Mazzeo tells here reads like a John le Carré novel, too incredible to be true—and yet it is ... This little-known but very important WWII story has the pacing of a thriller novel with the research acumen expected from this excellent writer.
RaveBooklistNoted TED speaker and author Cooke dives into sex and gender across the animal kingdom, dispelling all the misogynist notions of females being the weaker sex ... With humor and candor, she also discusses the diversity of female genitalia ... Cooke also places much-needed female faces to related studies, citing the work of Jeanne Altmann, Patricia Gowaty, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, and others. Their pioneering research shows that sex and gender have always been complex, innovative, and varied throughout the animal kingdom. This book elevates not just the science itself but the scientists that have been marginalized for too long.
PositiveBooklist... a thorough and extremely well-researched examination of the Russian experience in Paris before and after the Bolshevik uprising of 1917. Although most of the book focuses on the Russian aristocracy, who had been coming to Paris since the time of Peter the Great, Rappaport also details the lives of a number of artists, writers, musicians, and dancers that made Paris their home, like Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, and the Ballet Russe ... Overall, those interested in exploring a variety of unique perspectives on the Russian Revolution will find a wealth of information within these pages.
PositiveBooklistMeteoriticist Brennecka explains all things meteor to the layperson with enthusiasm and humor. He blends a thorough explanation of meteorites with pop culture references that make Impact enjoyable and easy to read ... Despite the book’s light tone, Brennecka delves deep into the science of meteors ... Covering the earliest known meteorite strikes on Earth to present-day studies, this book will appeal to readers of popular science and of authors like Neil deGrasse Tyson.
RaveBooklist... engrossing ... This is a thoroughly researched, character-driven piece of history.
Natalie Zina Walschots
RaveLibrary JournalSmart, witty, and at times bloody, this book will please comic book fans who wish to take a jab at the superhero tropes, as well as readers who enjoy dark humor with a bit of satire tossed into the mix.