A gripping account of academic politics and the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
The Orchardist is a beautifully written and haunting novel, a mood not usually captured by first time authors.
This rich memoir offers practical insights about learning when to intervene and when to let go.
...impressive, meticulously researched study of the exciting new developments in gene therapy
The well-organized book takes pains to explain any avian jargon, making for an uncomplicated, entertaining read perfect for birdwatchers and animal enthusiasts.
Sylvie Simmons’s incisive new biography, I’m Your Man, is an essential tool in the enterprise, steering clear, for the most part, of the Oprah-lens hagiography that has dominated the discourse about Cohen for the last 50 years.
Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
...by the pleasures provided by this pacy, readable and entertaining manifesto for a zoobiquitous approach to health and wellbeing, to be welcomed by vets and other human animals.
The pleasure of Mark Kurlansky's "Birdseye" is in getting caught up in his enthusiasm for this now-outmoded persona, and watching Birdseye thrive, even revel, in the world around him despite its changes.
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.
Mabey's amble through the low-level, high-rise world of weeds is rich in lore and usefulness.
Mr. Koenig employs classic elements of pulp but brings them together in an unusually discursive and leisurely style.
But a book about politics is only about politics. Silver's aiming for something bigger here: He wants to change how we think about predictions in every aspect of our lives.
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
Darwin’s Ghosts” unfolds like an enjoyable and informative TV series, each episode devoted to a fascinating character who provides a window into the world of ideas of his time.
Her account forms a charming, intrepid trial by fire, as she emerges from the ordeal bruised but not beaten, changed, a lone survivor.
A superb examination of the never-ending effort to enhance life, as well as the commensurate refusal to ever let it go.
Whether readers have an interest in aviation or China’s role in the global economy, Fallows’s book makes for an intriguing read, looking at both sides of the picture: reasons for why China might succeed, as well as those for why the country might struggle.
. . . printed on Rolland Enviro™ 100 Book, which is manufactured using FSC-certified 100% postconsumer fiber and meets permanent paper standards.