Books by Stephen S. Hall

STEPHEN S. HALL is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His pieces have also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Technology Review, Science, and other periodicals. He is the author of three criti


WISDOM by Stephen S. Hall
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Released: March 23, 2010

"A steady stream of insights into the psychology and neurological mechanisms of wise decision-making and the researchers uncovering them."
A veteran science writer delivers a dense but illuminating combination of philosophical ideas and hard research. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Shortness is not a prerequisite for enjoying Hall's work, but concerned parents of short boys will find it particularly reassuring."
Combining his own experiences, interviews with other men and the findings of various researchers, the author artfully reveals the ways in which male stature matters. Read full book review >
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Released: June 18, 2003

"A carefully documented examination of how society deals with life-and-death matters."
Immortality? Perhaps not, but life extension is already a reality. Read full book review >
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Released: June 1, 1997

"As gripping as a spy thriller. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Immunotherapy seeks to get the immune system to stir up a molecular ``commotion in the blood'' to battle disease. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"For the generalist striving mightily to keep up, this is a godsend. (Sixteen pages of color and 75 b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
In beautiful and sometimes moving prose, Hall (Invisible Frontiers, 1987) argues here that the common ground of space exploration, medical tomography, cosmology, greenhouse-effect modeling, and biotechnology is the map—and then offers a Grand Tour of the charting of these realms. Read full book review >