Science & Technology Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A forceful argument for an agricultural regulatory environment that puts public interest above corporate profits."
Uncovering corporate malfeasance at "perhaps the world's best-known agricultural powerhouse." Read full book review >
OCEAN'S FIRE by Stacey Tucker
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A romantic fantasy series starter full of intriguing concepts from science and spirituality."
Tucker (Eat, Drink and Remarry, 2011) offers a fantasy about a veterinary intern who's drawn into her deceased mother's mystical world. Read full book review >

REPLACING DARWIN by Nathaniel T. Jeanson
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"A thrilling reconsideration of the tug of war between science and creationism."
A radically new approach to evolution seeks to harmonize reason and revelation. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK HOLES by Steven S.  Gubser
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Don't be fooled by its 'little' title; these renowned physicists deliver a robust and thrilling book that will draw readers in as surely as any event horizon."
A comprehensive overview of the science of black holes, among the most mysterious, powerful, and mesmerizing entities in the universe. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how technology is changing American policing."
A survey of predictive policing: how data makes it possible, its benefits and pitfalls, and what it may portend for American law enforcement and race relations. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Instructive reading for every coach and every player in every sport—and fun, too."
An exploration of how to rebuild a professional basketball team. Read full book review >
THE ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY by Edward O. Wilson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A concise, thoughtful exploration of how human understanding will be enhanced by 'a humanistic science and a scientific humanities.'"
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson (Emeritus, Evolutionary Biology/Harvard Univ.; Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life, 2016, etc.) offers a philosophical examination into "the mystery of why there are universal creative arts."Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Often quirky but thoughtful—solid popular science."
An enthusiastic history of mankind in which DNA plays a far greater role than the traditional "bones and stones" approach, followed by a hopeful if cautionary account of what the recent revolution in genomics foretells. Read full book review >
WHY WE SLEEP by Matthew  Walker
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though readers seeking dream interpretation will be disappointed, Walker provides a well-organized, highly accessible, up-to-date report on sleep and its crucial role in a healthy life."
Revelations about sleep that illustrate its vital importance to our brains, our bodies, and our lives. Read full book review >
DINNER WITH DARWIN by Jonathan  Silvertown
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Nothing world-shaking but a tasty nibble for the bookish, science-inclined foodie."
A science-informed tour of the table, showing how our fare comes to us courtesy of natural selection—and, of course, survival of the fittest. Read full book review >
FUTURE WAR by Robert H.  Latiff
Released: Sept. 27, 2017

"A well-written, thoughtful discussion of the broader issues raised by the introduction of futuristic technology to war."
Despite a title that sounds like science fiction, this is a down-to-earth look at the problems facing the American military, now and in years to come. Read full book review >
LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE by Jeffrey K.   Stine
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A valuable contribution to the ecological bookshelf."
Original essays by leading scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists that address the related problems of unchecked population growth, scarcity of resources, climate change, and environmental pollution. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >