Search Results: "David F. Noble"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"An important document—and inevitably a controversial one—in the current debates on the role of science in society."
Noble (History of Science/York Univ., Canada) argues that the apparent dichotomy between science and religion, between the physical and the spiritual, is an artifact of recent history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1992

Noble (History of Science and Technology/York Univ., Toronto; Forces of Production, 1984, etc.) challenges the commonly held assumption that modern science developed in opposition to an authoritarian Church, claiming instead that the celibate, male- dominated Catholic tradition provided both support and inspiration for the scientific tradition that would virtually supplant it—a provocative thesis backed by a painstakingly detailed history. Read full book review >

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RETTIE AND THE RAGAMUFFIN PARADE by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"All ends well in this parade filled with good spirits and optimism. (photograph, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade brings good tidings to an immigrant community beset by war, poverty, and illness. Read full book review >

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NATURAL CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ROCKIES by David F. Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2017

"The lessons of the natural world seen engagingly, but narrow-mindedly, through a scriptural lens."
A book of insights about finding Christian inspiration in nature. Read full book review >

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The Greater Glory by David F. Ruppert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2013

"A solid, often engaging thriller that will likely appeal to fans of conspiracy theories and high adventure."
Ruppert (The Seven Watchmen, 2009) delivers a fast-paced, intelligent thriller about a police detective's journey into an intricate underworld of religion and politics. Read full book review >

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THUNDER OF TIME by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 4, 2006

"Two-thirds of a pretty good adventure story, but the rest will wear you out."
The dinosaurs are coming, the dinosaurs are coming—and so is the kitchen sink. Read full book review >

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SHUTOUT by David F. Nighbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1995

"Zowie."
Don't be fooled by the baseball title: The only clean sweep never-been former fastballer Bull Cochran's involved in this time is a vendetta against cop-girlfriend Molly Flanagan's family back in the hills of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS OF THUNDER by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A clever premise, but overlong and overcomplicated."
Jurassic Park gets bent through the theory of relativity in this ample first effort from Oregonian David: a time-wave fractures the laws of physics, transporting dinosaurs into the present and deranging the lives of a cast of dozens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 24, 1989

Readers of James Gleick's popular Chaos (1987) were introduced to the new ideas about chaos along with speculation on implications for the future. Read full book review >

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Sailing Back To Ellis Island by Jane F. Collen
Released: June 8, 2016

"A well-researched, lively volume that leavens the Ellis Island experience with humor, fairy-tale magic, and an appealing plot."
A 21st-century brother and sister travel with two erudite fairy guides back to pre-World War I Ellis Island in the latest installment of an educational fantasy series for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGLY SCRAGGLY NO-SOAP NO-SCRUB GIRL by David F. Birchman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"In word and art, dust has never received more affectionate treatment. (Picture book. 5+)"
One of several raggly scraggly children narrates this tall tale. Read full book review >