Book review index

I was a regular reviewer for the Townsville Bulletin (TB) from 2004 – 2011. I have also reviewed for Waves, the newsletter of the Reef HQ Aquarium Volunteers Association (2010-14), Viewpoint for Young Adults, LiNQ and other publications.

I have been writing reviews especially for Green Path (GP) since 2012. Many of my other reviews which are relevant to Green Path have been posted there, too, regardless of their prior history. Other older reviews have been republished on this site’s blog (W&I). The links in the list below will take you straight to them, wherever they are.

Meg Lowman: The Arbornaut (GP January 2022)
Paolo Bacigalupi: The Windup Girl (GP December 2021)
Kim Stanley Robinson: The Ministry for the Future (GP October 2021)
Jonica Newby: Beyond Climate Grief (GP June 2021)
Steven Kotler: Last Tango in Cyberspace (GP May 2021)
Colly Campbell: The Capricorn Sky (GP January 2021)

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz: Plastic Free (GP Nov 2020)
Terry Pratchett: Introducing Discworld with reviews of two books in the series (W&I October 2020)
Jennifer Mills: Dyschronia (GP January 2020)
Kunzig and Broecker: Fixing Climate (GP April 2019)
Lindley McKay: A Guide to Wildlife and protected areas of the Top End (GP May 2018)

Carolyn Little: Bergstrom’s Orange (GP March 2018)
David Attenborough: Adventures of a Young Naturalist – the Zoo Quest Expeditions (GP Dec 2017)
Charlie Veron: A Life Underwater (GP Nov 2017)
Norman Spinrad: The People’s Police (GP Sept 2017 with micro-reviews of other SF)
Robert Whyte and Greg Anderson: A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia (GP June 2017)

Michael Braby: The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia (GP February 2017)
Stanley Breeden, illus. William T. Cooper: Visions of a Rainforest – a year in Australia’s tropical rainforest (GP February 2017)
Wendy Cooper, illus. William T. Cooper: Australian Rainforest Fruits – a field guide (GP February 2017)
John Beasley: Plants of Tropical North Queensland – the compact guide (GP February 2017)
Attila Kapitany: Australian pigface and pigweed: tasty native food plants (GP February 2017)

Maria Hitchcock: A Celebration of Wattle, Australia’s National Emblem (GP February 2017)
Ursula Le Guin: Always Coming Home (GP December 2016)
Aldous Huxley: Island (GP November 2016)
Derrick Stone: Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland’s Tropics (GP July 2016)
Paolo Bacigalupi: The Water Knife (GP March 2016)

Jostein Gaarder: The World According to Anna (GP December 2015)
Germaine Greer: White Beech – the Rainforest Years (GP February 2015)
William Catton: Overshoot and Bottleneck (GP June 2014)
Greg Czechura et al: The Great Barrier Reef – a Queensland Museum Discovery Guide (GP November 2013; Waves Feb 2014)
Yvonne Cunningham: Tropical Food Gardening (GP September 2013)

JEN Veron: A Reef in Time (GP June 2013; Waves August 2013)
Glen Chilton: The Last Place You’d Look for a Wallaby (GP March 2013; Waves April 2013)
Anna Rose: Madlands (GP July 2012; Waves Sept 2012)
Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe: Climate Change – Picturing the Science (2009) (GP May 2012; Waves June 2012)
Drury: The Shaman’s Quest (GP Feb 2012)

Oreskes: Merchants of Doubt (GP Feb 2012)
Dawkins: The Magic of Reality (GP Jan 2012)
Morgenstern: The Night Circus (TB 2011, GP 2020)
Smith: Dick Smith’s Population Crisis (TB 2011; GP September 2011)
McRae: Tribal Science (TB 2011; GP June 2011)

Woodford: The Great Barrier Reef (TB 2011; GP July 2011)
Juliet Schor: Plenitude (TB June 2010, W&I 2021)
Rothwell: Journeys to the Interior (TB, March 2010; GP January 2017)
A. C. Grayling: Liberty in the Age of Terror (TB 2009; GP September 2014)
Kelly: Spiders – learning to love them (TB 2009; GP Sept 2011)

Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth (TB, December 2009; GP July 2019)
Braungart & McDonough: Cradle to Cradle (TB, April 2009; GP 2016)
Gleitzman: Grace (TB September 2009; W&I 2020)
[Penguin]: Composting (TB, March 2009; GP 2016)
Oliver James: The Selfish Capitalist (TB 2008; GP November 2016)

Gaiman: Coraline (graphic novel) (TB October 2008; W&I 2020)
Buckman: Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles (TB, August 2008; GP July 2019)
Miller: Landscape of Farewell (TB, January 2008; LiNQ Vol 35, 2008; GP May 2017)
Granta: The New Nature Writing (TB 2008; GP November 2016)
Heller: Whale Warriors (TB 2008; GP Jan 2012)

Williams: Future Perfect (TB, October 2007; GP 2020)
Crocombe: A Lighter Footprint (TB, October 2007; GP 2020)
Winterson: The Stone Gods (TB 2007; GP May 2016)
Kriwaczek: An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin (TB May 2007; W&I 2022)
Lovelock: The Revenge of Gaia (TB 2007; GP 2020)
Pataki: Against Religion (TB 2007, Australian Rationalist 2008, W&I 2021)

Norton: 365 Ways to Change the World (TB, Oct 2006; GP 2020)
Sara Gruen: Water for Elephants (TB Dec 2006, W&I 2020)
Venero Armanno: Candle Life (TB July 2006, W&I 2020)
Mick Jackson: Ten Sorry Tales (TB 2006, W&I 2020)
Browne: Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn (TB March 2006; W&I 2020)

Lane: God – the interview (2005; W&I 2021)
Mosley: Little Scarlet (TB Sept 2005; W&I 2020)
McDonald: River of Gods (TB July 2005; W&I 2020)
Rankin: Fleshmarket Close (TB November 2004; W&I 2020)
Wynhausen: Dirt Cheap (2004) (GP Sept 2020)