Search Results: "Bart Kosko"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For the rest, the book succeeds in capturing the flavor of fuzziness but not enough to convince us it's time to throw the binary baby out with the bathwater. (Author tour)"
Flights of fuzzy fancy, and fantasy, from an expert in the field (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993)—but hardly a guide for the perplexed. Read full book review >

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NOISE by Bart Kosko
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Heady reading from a polymath popularizer, but exhilarating nonetheless."
What's bad and—surprise—what's good about noise, explicated by fuzzy-logic/neural-network doyen Kosko (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993; The Fuzzy Future, 1999). Read full book review >

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NANOTIME by Bart Kosko
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A brash, confused, and, well, fuzzy yarn that, with its relentlessly amoral inhabitants and doings, leaves an unpleasant aftertaste."
Debut novel from the guru of fuzzy logic (the nonfiction Fuzzy Thinking, 1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1993

"Still, for all the self-indulgence, probably the best primer around for learning what FL is all about, certainly cuts above Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger's Fuzzy Logic (p. 45)."
Aristotle is out and Buddha is in; the law of the excluded middle (either A or not-A) is repealed, and A and not-A together replaces it. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An engrossing portrait of an emblematic Victorian."
A rollicking biography of a classic 19th-century figure, featuring imperial adventure, high diplomacy, literary fame, and an eccentric cult focused on bizarrely sublimated sexuality. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 2003

"Proof that truth must indeed be stranger than fiction, since tales like these, for all their brisk, sad veneer, couldn't stand on their own for a minute without the tabloid promise of real-life prototypes."
Variety editor Bart's first foray into self-identified fiction is a cycle of stories featuring the residents and hangers-on at Hollywood's fashionable Starlight Terrace. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD IN PIECES by Bart Midwood
Released: June 1, 1998

"A richly imagined, if oddly muted, story—and more than reason enough to renew acquaintance with an unjustly neglected novelist."
The fifth novel, and first book in nine years, from the author of Bodkin (1968) and Phantoms (1970) is a flawed and intermittently frustrating but ultimately haunting study of (in one of its characters' words) Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE BLIZZARD by Bart Schneider
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A treat for the '60s-survivor and postmodern-ironic sets, nicely bookending Roger Simon's 1973 novel The Big Fix."
Cheech and Chong met Chandler in a hazy whodunit by literary editor Schneider (Beautiful Inez, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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RACE TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Sheldon Bart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"This story of Byrd's accomplishments is for those professionals who appreciate Bart's fastidious attention to navigation methods and preparations necessary for explorative treks. For the rest of us, the book is an easy read if you are able to skim through the considerable details."
Naval aviator Richard Byrd (1888-1957) was a born explorer, but he was no daredevil. American Polar Society governor Bart (Beatrice: The Untold Story of a Legendary Woman of Mystery, 1998) is the authority on Byrd, and his biography is as detailed as Byrd's own preparations for his expeditions. Read full book review >

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UNDER TOWER PEAK by Bart Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2013

"Wild-country noir with gripping, compelling action."
Paul (Double Edge Sword, 2009) makes his fiction debut with a tale of greed and violence set in California's Sierra Nevada. Read full book review >