Science & Technology Book Reviews (page 6)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A well-produced economic study on how technology is changing how we shop."
An erudite study on how the information age has affected the consumer purchasing experience. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A solid popular examination of our most vital natural resource."
A lucid primer on water technology. Read full book review >
A DARKLING SEA by James L. Cambias
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An exceptionally thoughtful, searching and intriguing debut."
Science-fiction novel from game designer and story writer Cambias, the first of a projected series. Read full book review >
SIX WORDS by Surendra Kumar Sagar
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An idiosyncratic mishmash of science and religion that's neither intellectually compelling nor spiritually uplifting."
A grandiose treatise that ponders the laws of physics, the history of the cosmos, the nature of God and the fate of mankind. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
A hopeful view of the future as we enter a second machine age. Read full book review >
OXYGEN by Donald E. Canfield
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"A mixed-success attempt at a popular treatment of the complexities of a fascinating subject."
Nordic Center for Earth Evolution director Canfield (Ecology/Univ. of Southern Denmark; co-editor: Fundamentals of Geobiology, 2012 etc.) delivers "the history of atmospheric oxygen on Earth." Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A beautiful meditation on human nature."
A spiritual odyssey into the world of the blind. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE by Alan Lightman
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A scientific and philosophical gem."
Lightman (Science and the Humanities/MIT; Mr. g, 2012, etc.) explores how our perception of the visible world is shaped by the invisible world, which we do not directly perceive. Read full book review >
THE GLOBAL WAR FOR INTERNET GOVERNANCE by Laura DeNardis
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A rigorous exploration of obscure but important issues with potentially global effects."
A guide to the hidden battles for control of the Internet. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Beautifully written and hugely entertaining, this book is a heartfelt introduction to the many mind-bending theories in contemporary physics."
Part science writing and part memoir, this adventurous fact-finding romp takes readers across the landscape of ideas about the universe, calling on the expertise of the biggest names in science—and also the author's lifelong partner in her pursuit of the meaning of everything: her father. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Most of this will come as no news to those familiar with, say, Malcolm Gladwell or Jaron Lanier, but Naughton's optimism and easily worn learning makes this a pleasure to read."
So what's the big deal with this Internet thing, anyway? Technology historian and writer Naughton (Vice President/Wolfson Coll., Cambridge; A Brief History of the Future, 2000) provides a mostly convincing answer. Read full book review >