Search Results: "Brian Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

UNIVERSAL by Brian Cox
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"Many readers will settle for the magic show, but those who choose to pore over the authors' explanations and perhaps take a pencil and paper to follow along will gain a more significant understanding of some profound cosmological phenomena."
Two physicists lead a tour of our universe and explain how we can better understand it by "doing science." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"An ambitious explanation of the vast quantum universe aimed at readers willing to work."
Quantum physics describes how everything (not just subatomic particles) works, but even experts agree that no one truly understands it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A brief but edifying remembrance that's filled with poignant personal reflection, as well as moments of international adventure."
A personal memoir about a man's difficult relationship with his father, his search for enlightenment, and his obsession with tennis. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF THE SEAS by Lynne Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A lovely if incomplete story of animals and humans living together. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can you imagine living in a city with an enormous elephant seal in residence? Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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ON THE LIP by Jerry Cox
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Surprisingly good, despite a brief slip into sentimentality near the end."
In Cox's fiction debut, Wall Street meets California when two surfing buddies launch an internet startup. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS OF TIME by Michael Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sequel that will provide utterly different but equally rewarding experiences for readers who have and haven't read its equally leisurely predecessor."
Cox's second pastiche of Victorian sensational fiction is doubly remarkable for its sure grasp of the genre's idiom and its strange relationship to his first (The Meaning of Night, 2006). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A pleasant little profile in courage."
The story of Elizabeth Evan Hughes—who in 1919 was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the era before insulin—interwoven with a brief account of the research that led to insulin's discovery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"Entertaining, but readers may wish for more Amundsen and less Cox."
Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Cox (Grayson, 2008, etc.) retraces Norwegian explorer's Roald Amundsen's groundbreaking polar explorations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND BOOK by Trevor Cox
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"An intriguing tour d'horizon of the world of sound."
Cox (Acoustic Engineering/Salford Univ.; Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers, 2009) explores how the psychological and physical worlds of sound come together. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING IN THE SINK by Lynne Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A simple, inspiring memoir."
An open water swimmer's memoir about how she survived a traumatic year marred by heartbreak and a life-threatening health crisis. Read full book review >