Dobson captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots – in much the way their more successful opponents do.
Nevertheless, he has made a useful popular addition to a necessary rebalancing of history.
Teachers will appreciate Danza’s advocacy, and perhaps readers who know him from TV will be moved to consider the urgent questions he raises.
A shorter but heavier book...co-written by four professors at New York University's Stern School of Business, one of whom used to sit on Freddie's board, is a worthy complement to Ms Morgenson's and Mr Rosner's narrative-based work.
The book's no-nonsense approach to tax policy proves surprisingly engaging. Mr Bartlett walks readers through discussions on income and spending—basic concepts made baffling within the context of the tax code.
But he saves some of the best for the final chapter, describing his attempts to explore the vast data centres run by the world's internet giants.
...the overwhelmed Arthur and larger portraits of the truly impressive Garfield and the thoroughly insane Guiteau make for compulsive reading.
...impressive, meticulously researched study of the exciting new developments in gene therapy
...but Beeman’s work is distinguished by a gently judicious tone that allows us to appreciate, and draw some lessons from, the delicate balances that emerged out of that passion-filled Philadelphia crucible.
...deeply stirring and inspires awe at our own species and its capacity for such intense curiosity.
This broad approach toward harnessing our "negative capability" deserves wide readership
Engaging, useful account of the similarities between humans and other animals.
Yes, the frozen-food guy really was named Clarence Birdseye (1886–1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of Cod (1997), Salt (2002) and other treats.
Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters.
Ms. Hauser’s book is a refreshing reminder of the hurdles newcomers to this country still face and how many defy the odds to overcome them.
The kind of wisdom he brings to Weeds desperately needs to inform the direction of agricultural science.
Mr. Silver illustrates his dos and don’ts through a series of interesting essays that examine how predictions are made in fields including chess, baseball, weather forecasting, earthquake analysis and politics.
...conjures up the spirits of Darwin's scientific predecessors in this excellent follow-up to Darwin and the Barnacle (2003).
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
A testament to the strength and goodness within the human spirit.