A Journey with Panic is quite interesting to read as the authors provided quite a bit of information, but it was not so overwhelming one felt as if they couldn’t finish utilizing it.
Burnett should give a TED talk. His book will appeal immensely to general readers and deserves a place on college reading lists.
Some of the author’s ways of determining knowledge or lack thereof can seem, as he describes some of his results, “arbitrary and puzzling.”...The book reads like an extended game of Trivial Pursuit, featuring some who play very well and many more who play very poorly.
"This well-organized, detailed guidebook provides a valuable tool for any group that has the potential to unlock its latent creative powers through encounters with the visual arts."
With apparent delight, Montgomery puts readers inside the world of these amazing creatures. A fascinating glimpse into an alien consciousness.
...the best works of non-fiction probe the moral and existential implications of their own material. This should be a book about self-delusion, scrutiny and complicity. Instead it is content to describe, rather than explain, to be voyeuristic, but not remotely discerning.
As much as I enjoyed reading this exploration of love and loss, it was ultimately both too humble and too defensive. It doesn’t quite give us enough reason to offer Lehrer the warm embrace his test subjects sought.
The parenting tips are sensible enough, if hardly earth-shattering. They are organised around the “easy-to-remember acronym Parent” – Play, Authenticity, Reframing, Empathy, No ultimatums and Togetherness.
In a no-nonsense, declarative writing style, Mr. McNeil tells the history of humanity’s relationship with the Zika virus, recounting how an equatorial African microbe surfaced in the Yap Islands in the Pacific in 2007, infecting 73 percent of the population in just five months.
Whitefield-Madrano’s point (though it should start and not conclude this book) is rather to seek resolution with how we look, putting aside that impossible quest of the perfect product or fix, that thing that “once we finally capture it, we can rest at last.”
Although this book is primarily about Claire’s story, it also contains input from eminent professors and other sufferers, providing an excellent background to her own ideas and experiences.
...if the stressed populations most in need of this book’s lessons can find the time to read it, they will appreciate its potential to bring the minds of both parent and child to a state of heightened attentiveness with minimal anxiety.
In the final chapter, she focuses on finding a middle ground in the ongoing debate. Recent outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough are focusing attention on this issue, making Reich’s able contribution especially pertinent.
Berger doesn’t avoid the gee-whiz tropes of pop science (“But science doesn’t just happen in fancy labs. It’s happening all around us, each and every day”). Still, he does a good job of distilling scientific insights into easily understood object lessons on social psychology.
Retribution isn’t the point of An Abbreviated Life, though it is possible the author’s mother might see it that way. It is about understanding and recovery, and about looking back in order to take the first step forward.
Will not appeal to hard-core law-and-order types, but others will find this a brave and empathetic story of how literature brings light into shadows.
A reader who understands the intent and scholarly nature of this book, will find it well done. This is a book to be studied but is not bedtime or beach reading. It will probably be best distributed through medical center bookstores rather than airport book kiosks.
There’s little here that doesn’t relate solely to discussing his mental state. The book is overly prescriptive in its telling, and the prose is dry and academic. An inquiry into the SF master’s mind that will interest only the most devoted of Dick’s fans.
A searing and sobering indictment of the public health care system that highlights the inequality of treatment.
Overall, this book makes exceptional reading and brings the future of reproduction much closer to current day reality than most of us may expect. In the final chapter the author describes his own beliefs and expectations. The reader, however, has ample opportunity to come to his or her own conclusions...