Mr. Hoare's "The Sea Inside" embraces the dangers and mysteries of the natural world and in them finds transcendental awe. Part memoir, part travelogue and part natural history, the book takes the reader around the globe and through time.
In Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s new book...Plato turns up not only at the search engine’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif...In Goldstein’s neat finale, the pupil of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle eagerly disappears into the magnetic bowels of an fM.R.I. scanner to have his brain probed.
These new mental frontiers make for captivating reading, yet Kaku’s optimism and enthusiasm provides cover for what are mostly overhyped claims.
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe) accomplishes an amazing feat in her latest book, which superbly blends the depressing facts associated with rampant species extinctions and impending ecosystem collapse with stellar writing...
Pääbo passionately chronicles his personal story, from graduate school through the culmination of the Neanderthal project 30 years later, and the scientific implications of this exciting research.
Werth very aptly captured the drama of the pharmaceutical industry in which, although great profits are possible, great risks are also taken.
This is engaging enough as it goes, but Ms. Greer is so interested in her land that she forgets to make it interesting to us. There are pages of deep, dry ecological history...
The authors may not have the solution to growing inequality, but their book marks one of the most effective explanations yet for the origins of the gap.
Stossel’s personal stories are absorbing...His discovery that his young daughter has a phobia of vomiting, despite not knowing of her father’s identical fear, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking...My Age of Anxiety is a compelling mix of research, personal journalism and insights.
Although only a physicist or mathematician is likely to understand everything in Our Mathematical Universe, enough will be comprehensible for non-scientific readers to enjoy an amazing ride through the rich landscape of contemporary cosmology.
There are surely other things in “Anything That Moves” that...will someday extend the American food culture’s horizons, once we’ve...learned their range of culinary possibility. We just don’t know which ones. Useful answers will come, but only in time. Meanwhile, as we wait — cautiously — we’ve got Goodyear’s book to amuse and entertain us.
The vacuum of space is unforgiving and brutal. Life on earth isn't easy, either. Mr. Hadfield has genuinely and refreshingly increased our understanding of how to thrive in both places.
Appropriately, his prose is lighter than air, elegantly traversing aviators and eras. It means that as his balloonists embark on journeys full of danger and wonder, the reader is suspended in the basket alongside them.
A richly readable and authoritative addition to the literature of wine.
Brad Stone, a technology journalist who first covered Amazon in 2000, has done a remarkable job in The Everything Store, in a way that Bezos would appreciate – by working very hard.
In short, the book describes a confounding sort of country: a small island capable of beating the world, steeped in self-defeating snobbery and parochialism. Not much has changed.
Rich in poetry, charged with intensity, Consolations is magnificent, pretentious, thoroughly French, a hermit’s vodka-tossed paean to retreat and solitude.
This first installment reads like the work of a man who has already written abundantly about himself. He often tells stories that, he acknowledges, he has told before. He includes the texts of speeches he has made.
"Smarter Than You Think," the first book by technology journalist Clive Thompson, is an admiring letter to the digital tools that increasingly chronicle and guide our daily lives.
Readable, practical, and original, this is likely to become the go-to book for understanding cat behavior.