Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly.
The Voices Within is quite pro-inner speech, inviting us to marvel along with the author at the remarkable properties of brains that can do it, and extolling its therapeutic and performance-enhancing properties...
And while I appreciate Mr. McCarthy’s attempts to show us the transcendent beauty of the world as he sees it, I’m afraid I do not always respond in the same ways that he does.
It is all enjoyable fare. Garfield is an engaging writer who has stuffed Timekeepers with some fascinating material. Sometimes he strays from his topic – Prince Charles’s Poundbury estate and the joys of slow food are rather unwelcome intrusions – but the overall impact is thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating.
The good news? “Time Travel,” like all of Gleick’s work, is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.
“How to Make a Spaceship” offers a rousing anthem to the urge to explore. But with access to orbit absurdly expensive and chemical fuels seemingly already maxed out—no contemporary rocket engine differs substantially from those used in the moon race—grand ambitions won’t make sense until there is a new way to place pounds into orbit.
A pleasure for students of modern history, especially useful for those seeking an introduction to the broad field of intellectual history. Barzun, Berlin, and Needham would likely argue at points, but this fits squarely in their tradition.
Thoreau and Aldo Leopold loom large, and the author is familiar with principles of Zen. Dombrowski's language is often metaphorical and impressionistic. And most important to the author, fishing demands attention, patience, wonder and balance. It is praying.
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.
She convincingly argues for both more responsible modeling and federal regulation. An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives.
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.
Although it is trite to say that this is a real page turner and a book that is hard to put down, it is so.