A richly readable and authoritative addition to the literature of wine.
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.
While he helpfully leads readers into the dugout of modern genetics and sports science, his overall conclusions challenge few assumptions.
Most compellingly, he argues that increased biological research and experimentation might herald a shift that would rival the Industrial Revolution in terms of social change. There’s much to savor here—even in the footnotes.
Livio’s book is a valuable antidote to this skewed picture. He profiles five great scientists — Einstein, Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Linus Pauling and Fred Hoyle...into a thoughtful meditation on the course of science itself.
...to understand the whole man, one must understand why Oppenheimer did not win a Nobel Prize and why he did not carry on his work in nuclear physics. Mr. Monk finesses this about as well as a biographer can...
...these concepts are so lost in a heap of digressions, interludes and fables...that the signal-to-noise ratio may prove to be too much for all but the most dedicated tech readers.
In addition, we find the wistful, nostalgic tone—a Bradbury trademark—and his preoccupation with children and the most child-like of technologies: namely spaceships, human-like robots...
The Anatomy of Violence is an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
Cooked is a call to all of us to get back to our kitchens and cook our own food as nature intended. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” And cook it at home.
This book is a balefully seminal work in which neither author has the language to see, much less to express, the titanic centralizing evil they are constructing....Zealots of the cult of consumer technology will find little to inspire them here, not that they ever seem to need it.
Putting aside the sensational ideas proposed in “Time Reborn,” it is a triumph of modern physics that we are even asking such questions as what determined the initial conditions of the universe.
...if accounting for natural capital ever does become conventional corporate wisdom, Tercek has a point; and in the meantime, his arguments are very much worth reading.
Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery.
What The Athena Doctrine doesn't do is establish that these initiatives...are specific expressions of what John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio dub "Athena" values.
The book can’t help the reader develop a more nuanced appreciation of the mechanics of these ideas in real life operation. In short, you walk away from the book wanting more.
Mr. Morozov's grumpy, curmudgeonly prose may not necessarily make him someone you would enthuse about as a dinner guest. But when the Internet speaks to us from its growing platforms, you definitely want him looking over your shoulder...
Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion.
“Naked Statistics” is a revealing look at statistics’ bare essentials.
Brain on Fire comes from a place of intense pain and unthinkable isolation, but finds redemption in Cahalan's unflagging, defiant toughness. It's an unexpected gift of a book from one of America's most courageous young journalists.