Search Results: "Galileo K. Darwin"


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THE HUMAN FORECAST by Galileo K. Darwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A futurist looks into the mirror and barely recognizes the strange human being staring back."
A remarkably frank, comprehensive assessment of 21st-century life is only the staging area for one of the richest, wildly imaginative rocket ship rides into the future of humanity. Read full book review >

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GALILEO by Jr. Reston
Released: May 18, 1994

"Readily accessible, the book is an interesting character study and political biography of the great scientist."
This readable biography of the 17th-century scientist and mathematician is long on politics and personality and short on science and math. Read full book review >

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GALILEO by Paul Hightower
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"An activities section at the end of the book offers instructions for making a thermometer, doing free- fall gravity experiments, using a pendulum, and constructing a telescope. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
An astonishing and readable account in the Great Minds of Science series that reveals how Galileo, a brilliant and creative scientist, ``among the first to practice the scientific method'' in the 17th century, was tried, convicted of heresy, and imprisoned for the rest of his life for observing, then teaching and writing about scientific theories that went against the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Eugene Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"More text than younger readers will want to wade through, yet framed in a way that might seem silly to older readers."
A serviceable graphic summary of Darwin's life and achievement, pegged somewhere between educational use for preteens and a primer for adult readers. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Alice B. McGinty
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 6, 2009

"Exquisite and enlightening. (author's, source notes) (Biography. 7-10)"
An accessible and thoroughly engaging biography of the much-profiled scientist, this easy-to-follow narrative is enriched by striking illustrations and excerpts from Darwin's own writings. Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A probing, well-written overview of Darwin's impact."
A provocative short biography of one of the most influential scientists of all time. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A solid and quite readable introduction to Darwin for the reader interested in his major contribution to our understanding of the world: the theory of evolution."
Two well-known science writers turn their hands to a can't- lose proposition: a biography of the most important scientist of the century in which science came of age. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Adrian Desmond
Released: July 1, 1992

"While valuable for the insights it offers on the age, it is not a substitute for Darwin's own autobiography and journals. (Fifty-six pages of photographs and drawings—not seen.)"
A sweeping biography in which Desmond (The Ape's Reflexion, 1979, etc.) and Moore (The Post-Darwinian Controversies—not reviewed) illustrate not only the familiar Darwinian thesis that life evolves—that it depends on an interplay of nature and culture and of inherited and acquired traits—but also the contemporary thesis that all science is in some way autobiographical. Read full book review >

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I, GALILEO by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"An accessible, inviting and attractive introduction to Galileo. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
It was Galileo's passion that got him into trouble, but his dedication to finding the truth meant that his work endures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"For specialists and students."
A history of science in the centuries before Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 1995

A close-up of infighting between ``ultra-Darwinians'' and naturalists. Read full book review >