...Lockhart elegantly depicts these creatures of the sky and, in so doing, celebrates the natural richness of the country over which they fly.
Concise and relatively short, “The Stranger in the Woods” is possessed of a readability that borders on the compulsive. Filled with details writ both large and small, the book allows a glimpse (albeit an unavoidably incomplete one) at the sort of man who would willingly embrace such a life.
Sharply-written and thought-provoking, “To Be a Machine” is a book that will undoubtedly set your mind to racing and your gears to turning.
This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit. But as Harari would probably be the first to admit, it’s only intelligent by human standards, which are nothing special. By the standards of the smartest machines it’s woolly and speculative.
Vilcek artfully joins the chronicle of his scientific work and the dramatic events that punctuated his life under two totalitarian regimes, culminating in his flight to freedom. An inspiring page-turner.
Think of it as the Badly Tuned Lyre of Orpheus, or the Myth of the Off-Key Sirens: Bad Singer is an essential tale about how human beings, even those of us with tin ears, can’t help but be drawn to music.
Unless the reader is deeply dedicated to following where science leads, the ideas in this book will be difficult to accept. Yet for those who study consciousness, the ideas presented by Chopra and Kafatos are logical.
A terrific writer and storyteller, Tyson compels a closer look at a heinous crime and the consequential decisions, large and small, that made it a national issue.
Taubes makes a convincing, well-documented case against the modern carbohydrate-rich diet. Limiting their intake is an important factor in longevity, not merely as a matter of weight control. An important book that merits—and will likely receive—broad circulation and discussion.
Today he does not even merit a mention in the “Encyclopaedia Britannica”. This brilliantly entertaining biography argues persuasively why his memory, too, is worthy of conservation.
“…a narrow-focus book aimed at rock hounds, fossil collectors and students of paleobotany… the book comprises a highly competent presentation of a specialized subject area. Neophytes should take note that some of the language is quite technical…”
Lewis' latest effort is a joy to read, packed with "aha!" moments, telling and at times hilarious details, and elegant explanations of complex experiments and theories.
When it comes to these women — their pluck, persistence, insights and eventual recognition — The Glass Universe positively glows.
This is an exuberant tale of greed and gratified desire by a romantic who, for 50 years and more, has been planting trees by the thousand on his family estate at Tullynally in Westmeath.
These long taxonomies could easily be dry and exhausting, but they come alive thanks to Fortey’s vivid descriptions.
The celebrated New York Times columnist diagnoses this unprecedented historical moment and suggests strategies for “resilience and propulsion” that will help us adapt...Required reading for a generation that’s “going to be asked to dance in a hurricane.”
...oversights mar an otherwise engaging and interesting account, but perhaps it is natural that a history of space should have a few gaping holes.
In this memoir of transformation, he writes evocatively of the power of these overlooked spaces, his poetic prose turning them into sites of mystery and rebirth.
Miller’s book is a lively and accessible blend of pop culture and science in which a Dire Straits encore explains the Drake Equation, the platypus introduces evolution...Pop science readers will have fun with this energetic look at the hunt for alien life.
Hold “Upstream” in your hands, and you hold a miracle of ravishing imagery and startling revelation.