Search Results: "Ed Regis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2008

"Lucid and exciting."
Veteran science writer Regis (The Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau, 2003, etc.) explores the mechanisms of life and the latest attempts to reproduce them in the lab. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS by Ed Regis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A fine account of the rigid airship and, despite a dearth of good examples, a thoughtful meditation on out-of-control technology."
Captured on film, the burning of the zeppelin Hindenburg on May 6, 1937, shocked the world. Veteran science writer Regis (What Is Life?: Investigating the Nature of Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology, 2008, etc.) writes a gripping description preceded by a history of lighter-than-air flight and its greatest proponent, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1995

"Despite the cheerleading, a clear and readable account of the new discipline's brief but exciting history. (16 b&w illustrations)"
Omni reporter Regis, who glanced at nanotechnology in Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition (1990), here turns to full-scale investigation of the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A valuable glimpse of science at the edge."
A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected wooly mammoths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX REGIS by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fans won't be disappointed."
Another, perhaps the final, installment of the prequel fantasy series (Antiagon Fire, 2013, etc.) involving the unification of Lydar under a single ruler. Read full book review >

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ED KING by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"More comedy than tragedy: It's hard to garner much sympathy for characters whose lives are determined by their own selfish choices as much as by fate, but Guterson maintains an enjoyably sharp edge to his humor that will keep readers hooked."
From Guterson (The Other, 2008, etc.), a retelling of Oedipus Rex for the information age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CON ED by Matthew Klein
Released: March 13, 2007

"A propulsive, noirish tale, as well as a smart allegory on the false promise of the Internet bubble."
Taking full advantage of the irrational exuberance of the dot-com boom, a veteran con man puts together one last big-money scam. Read full book review >

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EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2008

"A labor of love of great value to Yankees fans and hard-core baseball junkies, but not too many others."
Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed. Read full book review >

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DRIVER'S ED by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

``If the parents only knew'' is the theme of this story of teenagers caught in the tragic results of a thoughtless prank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Cottom does a good job of making the name 'Lower Ed' stick, and she makes a solid case for reviewing the entire system of higher education for openness of opportunity."
An informal sociological study of diploma mills and their often ripped-off discontents. Read full book review >

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FAITH ED by Linda K. Wertheimer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A worthwhile study marred by bias."
Narrow examination of the teaching of religion in America's public schools. Read full book review >