Nancy H. - Reviews

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The Big Year:  A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
Author: Mark Obmascik
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Follows three men obsessed with seeing the most birds in North America in the year 1998. Birders would appreciate their journeys.


The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright
The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Author: Tom Crouch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Provides a rich view of the Wright brother's father influence on their lives. Gives credit to their engineering skills.


Cooperative Learning in Mathematics: A Handbook for Teachers
Cooperative Learning in Mathematics: A Handbook for Teachers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


A teachers guide to use cooperative learning in the intermediate to high school grades.


Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
Author: Gore Vidal
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Published in 2002. Gives reasons the US has gone to war so often. The subtitle is especially provocative, Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta.


The Interstate Gourmet: Midwest
The Interstate Gourmet: Midwest
Author: Neal O. Weiner, Davis M. Schwartz, David M. Schwartz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Written in 1986 so some restaurants many not be off the interstates in the midwest. Gives a full review of each recommended place including phone number and what credit cards they accept.


The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
Review Date: 5/31/2006


William Smith in England early 1800's figured out the how fossils in rocks told how the crust of the earth varied. By the author of Krakatoa.


Menopause, Naturally: Preparing for the Second Half of Life
Menopause, Naturally: Preparing for the Second Half of Life
Author: Sadja Greenwood
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Detailed description of what to expect physically and mentally. Lots of sensible eating and live style tips.


My Antonia
My Antonia
Author: Willa Cather
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/4/2006


An american classic


National Geographic Birders Journal
National Geographic Birders Journal
Author: National Geographic
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Black and white drawings of North American birds with room to fill in when and where you saw them. Has not been written in.


Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated
Author: Gore Vidal
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Short antiwar book with the subtitle, How We Got To Be So Hated. Early opponent to the Bush war in Iraq.


Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Adrenaline Classic Series)
Review Date: 5/31/2006


This tells the story of Shackleton's supply team who laid out supplies which would await him on the second half of his ill fated trip across the South Pole in 1915-1916.


Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Author: Laurence Perrine
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Lots of examples of how poets use language for different effects.


Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)
Review Date: 5/31/2006


Gives detailed descriptions of each experiment and resulting engineering that led to the first powered flight.


Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Author: John Lewis, Michael D'Orso
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/6/2006


A good overview of the civil rights movement by someone who was always in the middle of the non-violence "fight"


Wildflowers of Indiana Woodlands
Wildflowers of Indiana Woodlands
Author: Sylvan T. Runkel, Alvin F. Bull
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2006


Full color pictures of each wildflower with descriptions which include native Indians use of the plant.


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