Science & Technology Book Reviews (page 7)

RELIGION
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"A slim but powerful entry in the long-running debate between science and religion."
A brief work that argues for the synthesis of Christian faith and scientific discovery. Read full book review >
THE LAGOON by Armand Marie Leroi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A wide-ranging, delightful tour de force."
Leroi (Evolutionary Development Biology/Imperial Coll. London; Mutants:On the Form, Variety and Errors of the Human Body, 2003) calls on his expertise and his experience as a BBC science presenter to explain why Aristotle's writings on science are still relevant today. Read full book review >

HOW GOOGLE WORKS by Eric Schmidt
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An informative and creatively multilayered Google guidebook from the businessman's perspective."
Two distinguished technology executives share the methodology behind what made Google a global business leader. Read full book review >
THE EDGE OF THE SKY by Roberto Trotta
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An entertaining exercise, in the end, for those student-people who like to ponder the All-There-Is while testing the always-inadequate limits of language."
A simplified but by no means simplistic introduction to modern cosmology and physics—the flagship sciences of the "All-There-Is." Read full book review >
WINTER OF THE GENOMES by Larry Kilham
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A sensible, innovative consideration of how technology can alter the landscape of human life."
A rigorous but readable account of what promises the future of artificial intelligence holds. Read full book review >

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A sharp analysis that is bound to be widely discussed, with all the usual suspects, depending on their politics, lining up to cheer or excoriate Klein."
A best-selling anti-globalization activist and author argues that surviving the climate emergency will require radical changes in how we live. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An eye-opener for anyone concerned about concussion—which the authors persuasively argue should include everyone."
Powerful advocacy for an emerging therapy. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN THREAD by David D. Weisher
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"An intriguing exploration of a whirlwind of concepts, from reincarnation to government conspiracy, tied together by one common thread: the presence of ancient aliens on Earth."
Weisher (Mysteries of Consciousness, 2005) endeavors to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Read full book review >
THE HUMEM STATE by Alan Brook
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"An eye-opening reassessment of the concept of personal data."
A reconceptualization of the very idea of identity—human or otherwise. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Through compelling and meditative prose, Ackerman delivers top-notch insight on the contemporary human condition."
A shimmering narrative about how the human and natural worlds coexist, coadapt and interactively thrive. Read full book review >
THE BIG RATCHET by Ruth DeFries
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An admirable history of human ingenuity that does not claim it will overcome such looming crises as overpopulation and global warming."
A solid, cheerful scientific account of how humans have dealt with disasters throughout history. Read full book review >
AGE OF OPPORTUNITY by Laurence Steinberg
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A clear and canny look into the adolescent brain that will help influence adolescent lives for the better."
Advice from developmental psychologist Steinberg (Psychology/Temple Univ.; The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, 2004, etc.) on navigating and nurturing the adolescent mind. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >