It’s All Relative | Science & Technology Reviews, March 1, 2017

the family gene

A science text that reads like a mystery and a family’s struggle to stop any further transmission of a deadly gene; both excellent, accessible additions for most public libraries

Farm Letters| Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

letter to a young farmer

Even though both books have a particularly strong focus on food, gardeners with a variety of interests will enjoy the advice that can be found in either one of these great reads

Talking Tech | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

thinking machines

A thought-provoking, clearly written book for anyone interested in developments in the field of artificial intelligence; readers interested in technology trends, robots, and machines will find either of these books engaging

Ebullient Vegetables, DIY Recipes, Clean Foods| Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2017

good veg

For readers seeking vegetarian recipes beyond the ordinary; all the latest cooking trends in vegan cuisine; an adventurous cookbook who want to try healthy eating without being “a judgemental jerk” and many more

Genetically Speaking | Science and Technology Reviews, December 2016

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A hopeful, struggle-against-the-odds story that adopts the tone of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie; an intriguing and intimate book for anyone who has or will have children

Intelligent Life | Science & Technology, April 1, 2016

are we smart enough

An insightful and fascinating work that seeks to understand animals on their terms rather than ours; a riveting look at mimicry, camouflage, startle displays, communication signals, and reproductive deceptions and their evolutionary impact.

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015

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Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015

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One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961