Search Results: "David P. Barash"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A journey to the center of human nature, where the view is not always agreeable."
The most literate popularizer of Darwinism since Thomas Huxley visits evolution's Dark Side, the front-lines where biological realities clash with cultural idealism, and returns with news both depressing and cheering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT OUTDOORS by David P. Barash
Released: April 28, 1989

The manifold joys and occasional jolts of nine outdoor pursuits, as perceived with generous insight and sentiment by the author of Aging (1983), The Hare and the Tortoise (1986), and several others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"A well-timed clarion call that ultimately mirrors its own picture of the philosophy it celebrates—messy, vital, infuriating, and invigorating."
A spirited defense of American liberalism that proves every bit as engaging and cantankerous (and wordy) as its subtitle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 3, 2005

"An amusing, learned and literate look at the naked apes who populate the pages of our most celebrated fiction."
Great works of literature are great, aver the authors, in part because they accurately display human nature in all its Darwinian gore, glory and vainglory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"For those who can match them step for step, the Barashes are good Sherpas, elegantly and expertly guiding readers up the gnarly, precipitous slopes of human biological science."
A clear, thorough, and challenging bioliteracy primer from David Barash (Making Sense of Sex, 1997, etc.) and his daughter Ilona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"It should be especially good for young people."
One is tempted to say this book tells you everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask—except that no one is afraid to ask these days, and we are all but surfeited by the amount of public telling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"The text brims with helpful tabular material."
An exacting audit by Calleo (European Studies/Johns Hopkins) of the federal government's mismanagement of financial affairs, and of the resultant risks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO UMBRIA by David P. Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Once again, Wagner's setting battles his plot for the reader's attention, leaving detection in Orvieto's soft volcanic dust."
Orvieto is the latest stop for translator Rick Montoya (Murder Most Unfortunate, 2015, etc.), who stumbles across corpses in every hidden corner of Italy Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER by Joan Weisman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Note about storyteller dolls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At ten, Rama is hard pressed looking after four younger sibs in the street where there's little to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Revealing look at yet another facet of the army's racial politics."
Drawing on interviews with the survivors, journalist Colley paints a "Band of Others" picture of the first integrated unit to see combat in WWII. Read full book review >