Search Results: "Daniel L. Everett"


BOOK REVIEW

LANGUAGE by Daniel L.  Everett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"Readers' eyes will sometimes sparkle with new insight, sometimes glaze at the dense exposition."
Everett (Dean of Arts and Sciences/Bentley Univ.; Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazon Jungle, 2008, etc.) challenges Noam Chomsky, arguing that grammar and language are learned. Read full book review >

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HOW LANGUAGE BEGAN by Daniel L.  Everett
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A worthy book for general readers not well-versed in anthropology, neurology, linguistics, and other technical sciences."
A noted linguist explores "the evolutionary history of language as a human invention—from the emergence of our species to the more than 7,000 languages spoken today." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Despite his understated style, Everett's experiences and findings fairly explode from these pages and will reverberate in the minds of readers."
Rich account of fieldwork among a tribe of hunter-gatherers in Brazil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2001

"A lively and well-written survey, spiced up with incidents from recent headlines."
It isn't only computers that have memory problems. Just ask anyone over a certain age—or take a look at this entertaining new book. Read full book review >

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The Mu-ji-Man Codes by Daniel L Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A novel theory diminished by the author's circumventing its blueprint."
Death is inevitable for all and disquieting for some. In this debut code book, Adams admits to being in the latter camp while exploring his evolution from obsessing over—as he calls it—Mr. Death to developing a system for predicting and maximizing life span. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF SEDUCTION by Daniel L. Magida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1992

"Even so: a promising first novel—sure to attract those for whom upper-class antics, real or imaginary, are a source of endless fascination."
The torments of living and loving in high society are the focus of this elaborate debut from ex-corporate counsel Magida, who revels in the ambiance of old money and Connecticut estates as he probes the divided heart of a young man born to rule. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN'S WARRIORS by Daniel L. Cramer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Ambitious and otherworldly, though a storyline worth following rarely shines through."
A twisting quest winds through varying realms in Cramer's debut. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 2009

"Speaks to lofty themes, but retains a down-to-earth readability."
Tocchini presents 80 inspirational, Christian-themed vignettes designed to instill hope, motivation and faith in the power of the possible. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DOYLE by Daniel L. Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"At first muddled and confusing, the book goes on to raise intriguing questions and possibilities for fans of both men."
A father-and-son team exposes the similarities of two very strange men, Jack the Ripper and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"A pleasure for students of modern history, especially useful for those seeking an introduction to the broad field of intellectual history. Barzun, Berlin, and Needham would likely argue at points, but this fits squarely in their tradition."
A broad survey of the ideas that have driven modern history since the 19th century—and on account of which millions of lives have been changed for good or ill. Read full book review >

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AN EPIDEMIC OF EPIGRAMS by Daniel L. Wick
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Though it doesn't live up to its influences, this collection loves the form and offers plenty of wit and humorous observations."
A compilation of laconic, pithy sayings meant partly to guide daily life and partly as a tribute to the rich tradition of literary aphorisms. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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