"Some of Fischman’s essays offer fascinating constructs. Others seem to be missing the legs of an argument... It should prove a largely worthwhile read for wilderness and nature enthusiasts."
"Intimate knowledge of Prader-Willi Syndrome bizarre and baffling landscape permeates every page, Alternately written from the perspectives of the afflicted and those struggling to save them, the result is a seamless blend of case history, detective story, and medical mystery, often heartbreaking, occasionally hopeful, always full of heart."
"Presented in Q&A format, the book asks questions: Where is God? What is the Soul? Through a relatively light use of math, the author’s brief, philosophical answers draw from the wells of cosmology, physics, quantum mechanics and more. He tackles big topics in 33 pages, and explanations only scratch the surface of his subjects’ complexity."
"Given that this book confounds more often than it entertains, it’s unlikely that many readers will persevere to the end. "
"Well-argued, expertly footnoted, and eye-opening, God and the Human Environment, is a thought-provoking synthesis of theological ideas that, if embraced, could have a positive and lasting impact on the world at large."
"A collection of papers, speeches and radio broadcasts by an eminent African leader, this book comprises writings on statistics, ethnic issues, education, governance, and other concerns central to life in Ghana..Although the readership will be limited, it is a noteworthy contribution to the annals of progress in Daasebre’s native land."
"Jiping Liu’s book, Liquid Explosives, presents a well-sourced summary of research developments in the field...Heavily academic, this book will serve as a helpful volume for industry experts and a handy and useful primer for engineering and science professionals looking to brush up on the basics before diving further into this specialized field."
"A fusion of New Age ideology and allegorical fantasy that follows a group of spiritual seekers on their collective journey towards enlightenment, this third installment in Michael Markevich’s Carpadia sequence is unarguably the most comprehensible volume of the trilogy."
"Human beings are Sussman's eponymous cosmic cancer: wasteful, violent, destructive, and so focused on short-term gratification that they refuse to acknowledge how close to the environmental and population abyss Earth is...the absence of concrete solutions makes this more of a jeremiad than a call to action."
"An engineering physicist gives a rundown of the “problems” he sees in the very foundation of cosmology, the Big Bang theory, and suggests an alternate explanation for the origin of the universe..his book provides discussion points for further exploration into one of humanity’s most existential questions: Where do we come from?"
"This complex book looks at what leads to income imbalances through our geographic, educational, career and marital choices and suggests how knowing that information can help lead to success...A less dense text would be more likely to attract a larger audience. Still, the book offers intriguing information and thought-provoking ideas."
"...This is important territory, and Klintworth provides an illuminating view of science that isn’t often examined. The book’s main drawback is its need for copyediting. With such revision, however, Klintworth’s monograph would make a wonderful handbook for those interested in the ethics of science."
"All thinking men are atheists,” Ernest Hemingway once wrote. That line could serve as an epigraph for Rem Stokes’ thoughtful, if uneven, From God to DNA. Stokes’ avuncular, conversational style makes it easy sometimes to overlook some of the book’s faults, including awkward sentences and some factual mistakes."
"It’s not as easy to forgive Howard for changing his focus midway through the book. The engrossing memoir slams to a halt after Howard has spent six weeks on the job, and the diary-style entries are replaced by several academic chapters about the history of the region… Although the personal story has great promise, the book ultimately disappoints."
"The book’s subtitle might be “Theory of Reality,” but while this is certainly the work of someone who thinks deeply and questions everything, most will find the material to be a radically altered version of reality as they know it. Although the material is well organized, it offers only a slim list of references at the end of each chapter."
“…for the serious researcher. Although it’s less than 100 pages, Hamilton includes incredibly detailed data on the discovery, naming, orbits, and physical characteristics of dwarf planets and asteroids.”
"'Official State Flowers and Trees: Their Unique Stories,' is an insightful excursion into the history of how the 50 states selected the flowers and trees they display on their emblems…The author has penned an excellent book that not only teaches readers something about their state flowers and trees, but keeps them entertained as it does so."
"A 355-page book on troubleshooting, much of it relating to computer systems, could be a tough slog. But with The Art of Troubleshooting, Jason Maxham delivers an informative and enjoyable manual… In achieving this goal, Maxham consulted with a variety of experts… he author uses dozens of photos to complement his lessons."
“Donnelly is obviously man of great faith, and that is his strength. His narrative, however, is largely indecipherable and will mostly serve to frustrate readers who attempt to decode his thoughts.”
"Dye’s book is a sweeping synthesis of human evolution from some 36,000 years ago to the present. He draws upon climatology, geology, genetics, physical anthropology, and archaeology… Though based on outdated sources, Dye’s basic premise is still intriguing."