Science & Technology Book Reviews (page 166)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A one-sided, rather stiff telling of a tale that—as a paradigm of grass-roots activism—has needed to be told: Now, if only a Roger Caras or a Cleveland Amory would tell it again, with style. (Photographs—not seen)"
Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"The very fact that she and others have enriched the record by their scholarly exposÇs, however, offers hope for the future."
Much has been written about discrimination against women in science, including assertions that brain size and temperament precluded their ability to study and succeed. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

In a readable departure from the mass of business books, technological futurist Burrus invites seven fictional characters to enjoy a week of after-dinner card games, where they learn profitably to use his business axioms and predictions by playing them as winning cards in a postindustrial form of poker. Read full book review >
QUARRY by Noel T. Boaz
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Peppery, informative bones of contention."
``Have they found it?'' will be the query of most readers. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Some heavy going in the inevitable discussions of the scientific evidence—but, on the whole, compelling and readable."
Sarasohn, a Washington-based journalist for Legal Times, turns her attention to the notorious case in which a team led by Nobel laureate David Baltimore (Physiology, 1975) published a scientific paper later exposed as being built on fabricated data. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"First Principles'' of modernism—which he celebrates in the conclusion of this powerful and outspoken book. (Ninety illustrations)"
In a personal tour of modern architecture and the colorful, eccentric, clannish men (all men)—mostly displaced Europeans- -responsible for it, Blake (Curator for Architecture and Industrial Design/Museum of Modern Art; Form Follows Fiasco, 1977, etc.—not reviewed) recovers the energy, vision, and dedication that he says characterized the profession in the decades following WW II. Read full book review >
RACE TO THE MOON by William B. Breuer
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Crackerjack war adventures—and, in this case, the moon's the limit. (Twenty-nine photographs—not seen)"
Another smasher by Breuer, who specializes in thrilling reports of WW II spycraft and warfare (Geronimo!, Sea Wolf, Hitler's Undercover War—all 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
NEWTON'S CLOCK by Ivars Peterson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not for science illiterates, but astronomy and physics buffs will lap it up. (B&w illustrations—115—not seen)"
Peterson (math-and-physics editor at Science News) tells how science has unlocked the secrets of celestial motion. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"This is altogether more subjective, simplifying, and, finally, unconvincing."
Tilby, who produced a series called Soul for the BBC (to be seen in the US on the Learning Channel), here uses her findings from that program as the basis for a personal odyssey through the sometimes conflicting claims of Christianity and science. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"As Honderich would have it, whether you read his book is not a matter of choice. Nonetheless, recommended for those with well- muscled brains."
Honderich (Philosophy/University College, London) ponders an age-old question—are we free agents or pawns of unknown forces?—and winds up embracing determinism. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR HUNTERS by David A.E. Spalding
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

Solid and engrossing history of collecting the Big Ones (and their little brethren), by a science writer and museum advisor. Read full book review >
BLACK HOLES AND BABY UNIVERSES by Stephen Hawking
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"This will sell."
Superstar physicist Hawking—whose A Brief History of Time (1988) is ensconsed in the Guinness Book of Records for having had the longest bestseller-run in English-language history—returns with 11 essays and one interview, covering matters autobiographical, scientific, and philosophical. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >