He hopes the day will come “when the language of trees will eventually be deciphered.” Until then, Wohllenben’s book offers readers a vivid glimpse into their secret world.
...for those who fear science will rob them of both God and Christian community, this work may offer much-needed hope that Christianity and science can coexist.
Yet as the acclaimed memoirist and travel writer knows well, the quest is what counts and here the focus is on the passionate conservationists he meets as he traces the birds’ migratory passage through southern Europe and the Balkans.
Exercises include crate training a cat, ensuring tranquility in multicat or multi-animal homes, and safely clipping a cat’s claws. Cat lovers will appreciate the sensible advice and in-depth explanations of feline behavior.
This might have a limited audience because of the numbers and analysis involved, but they seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to analytics.
The final chapter, in which O’Neil discusses Facebook’s increasing electoral influence, feels eerily prescient. She offers no one easy solution, but has several reasonable suggestions as to how the future can be made more equitable and transparent for all.
Exploring the intimate relationships among blackness, womanhood, and 20th-century American technological development, Shetterly crafts a narrative that is crucial to understanding subsequent movements for civil rights.
Double-page spreads of watercolor and collage use minimal words to describe how and why plants move...Excellent collaboration produced a winner: graceful, informative, and entertaining.
We act, decisively and immediately, or our grandchildren pay full price, with our children impotent to help them, if you believe this book. I am afraid I do.
The Kingdom of Speech, then, is a sad example of the interface of literary celebrity with publishing. An author less famous and bankable than Wolfe would surely have been saved from such embarrassment by more critical editorial attention.
Kandel presents concepts to ponder that may open new avenues of art making and neuroscientific endeavor.
...to history buffs, THE PERFECT HORSE provides a totally fresh look at WWII that can’t be found anywhere else.
In what is a growing genre, Aiken provides a thoughtful approach to the attractions, distractions, and pitfalls of our digital culture.
Houston’s fixation with this object is a delight, and his understanding of how history is written and his clear delineation between speculation and established fact are very refreshing.
When you’re done with “The Home Place,” it won’t be done with you. Its wonders will linger like everything luminous.
Their efforts influenced the culinary arts for decades to come. A highly readable, illuminating look at the many ramifications of feeding the hungry in hard times.
Ian Tattersall’s The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack (2015) remains the best popular modern history of human evolution, but Pyne casts her net more widely, adding captivating accounts of how each discovery fascinated the mass media and entered literature and popular culture.
Even the book’s endnotes are rich with interesting asides, swarming with interesting sidelights, a teeming microbial world. This is the world you live in. This is the skin you live in. Make yourself at home.
Though long, there’s not a wasted word in the book, which should make readers glad we live in the age of Prozac and not the scalpel. A mesmerizing, maddening story and a model of journalistic investigation.
A key drawback of this narrative remains its length (only 42 pages), and Titan would do well to expand on his tips in a more fully fleshed-out book. An intriguing glimpse into how to thrive among Instagram Goliaths.