Search Results: "Gene I. Maeroff"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 5, 1989

A self-styled "blueprint for success," by a former education writer for the New York Times, author of several education-related books, including Don't Blame the Kids, 1981. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A wonderful lesson on how the march of science is driven by the sheer forces of emotion and motivation as much as by ingenious ideas."
From science journalist Wickelgren, the blow-by-blow drama of how government and private enterprise finally came together to (separately) publish their drafts of the human genome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Moore sometimes overstates his case, but perhaps his real value here lies in pointing out how much we don't know about the calculus of development."
Seeking to demolish the "either/or" of genetic determinism vs. environmentalism, Moore (Developmental Psychology/Pitzer College) sounds a clarion—indeed, somewhat strident—call for recognition that genetic and environmental factors interact throughout life to form human traits. Read full book review >

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THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >

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ALPHA GENE by Angel M. Huerta
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 29, 2013

"An inspiring, filled-to-the-brim adventure; a great example of superpowers done right."
A group of middle school kids learns to use their superpowers in Huerta's debut novel. Read full book review >

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GENE EVERLASTING by Gene Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Wisdom and experience permeate this perceptive and understatedly well-written meditation."
A self-proclaimed contrarian and octogenarian cancer survivor finds renewal in the prospect of death while raising issues that challenge science and religion alike. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY GENE by Joselin Linder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Linder successfully integrates cutting-edge genetic research into her personal quest."
How the author and her family have come to terms with the knowledge that they are the carriers of a fatal genetic mutation. Read full book review >

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THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Readers may feel overwhelmed at Epstein's avalanche of genetic and physiological studies, but few will put down this deliciously contrarian exploration of great athletic feats."
What makes a great athlete? Being born with talent was the traditional answer, but like so many traditions, it is under attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Occasionally dense, but the rewards in viewing science as a passionate pursuit that self-corrects over time make this book worth sticking with."
A scholarly history of genetics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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GENE SMITH'S SINK by Sam  Stephenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An obsessive reporter tracks an obsessive artist in a book for die-hard Smith fans."
In a wildly digressive, unconventional biography, documentarian Stephenson (The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965, 2009, etc.) reports on 20 years researching the life of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978). Read full book review >