Science & Technology Book Reviews (page 163)

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

A provocative book by a senior editor of the New Republic, author of Three Scientists and Their Gods (1988), examining the vibrant new science of evolutionary psychology. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Highly recommended."
In this boldly optimistic manifesto, Savage proclaims a master plan for the human race: to spread life throughout the galaxy. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 2, 1994

"Some new wine, but mostly old brew in old bottles."
Neuropsychiatrist Restak (The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, 1991, etc.) tackles age-old questions about the nature of free will, thought, emotion, and creativity in the process of explicating the theory of the modular brain. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A one-hour documentary based on the book will air on PBS-TV in the fall."
Using a governing metaphor a bit less subtle than a strip mine, environmentalist, author, and filmmaker Tobias argues that humanity is waging a war of aggression against the planet, a ``melancholy war which is destroying Earth and all her precious progeny.'' He travels around China, Indonesia, India, Kenya, the US, and Antarctica and returns, laden with fact and anecdote, to tell us that there are too many of us and that rapine economic development is killing the planet. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An excellent introduction to one of the most important frontiers of science, by a man who knows it as well as anyone."
If the history of life is the history of DNA, then this survey of genetics is an essential book for anyone interested in the development and possible future of our species. Read full book review >

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by Thomas Levenson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Still, his theme and variations are very well orchestrated and worth hearing."
A look at the history of ideas as a marriage of music and science. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Wheelwright might just be onto something here, but one hates to think what the energy companies might do with his approach. (Author tour)"
Prince William Sound may have been knocked down on its ecological knees by the Exxon Valdez, but it is far from out, claims a former science editor of Life magazine. Read full book review >
OUT OF CONTROL by Kevin Kelly
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: July 1, 1994

"But the book as a whole is rewarding, full of food for thought, and a convincing preview of the probable future of technology."
In this densely packed deliberation on the shape of things to come, Kelly, the executive editor of Wired, offers a biological paradigm for a whole set of scientific and cultural phenomena: virtual reality, self-controlling robots, animation, nanotechnology, games, even the much ballyhooed ``information superhighway.'' Kelly's main thesis is that biological organization offers a degree of adaptability impossible with the more familiar hierarchic mechanical organization. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: July 1, 1994

A thoughtful and provocative look at scientific racism from the rise of the theory of evolution to the present. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 20, 1994

"Photos."
An architect and critic elaborates on what most of us see when we look at much of modern architecture: buildings that are lifeless and just plain ugly. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 15, 1994

"Perhaps the book's only major deficiency is Ward's failure to explain to the Rush Limbaughs of the world why we should care if humankind continues to decimate the Earth's flora and fauna."
Ward demonstrates that the old adage ``those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it'' applies to natural history as well as human history. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 6, 1994

"An emotionally compelling, if erratically beating, tale about the transformative power of a brush with death by lightning."
An odyssey of recovery by a woman literally struck by lightning. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >