Search Results: "Hans Von Osten"


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ROUNDTOWER by Hans Von Osten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A meandering but often funny and entertaining picaresque about the Mormon faith."
Mormon missionaries encounter hard times and a Mephistophelian menace in von Osten's (This Happy Life, 2013, etc.) raucous coming-of-age satire. Read full book review >

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SHIVER by Hans Von Osten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2010

"A rollicking satire."
A happy-go-lucky polygamist weds his way through post-war American history in this bawdy picaresque. Read full book review >

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QBISM by Hans Christian von Baeyer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"QBism remains controversial, but scientifically inclined readers will share von Baeyer's enthusiasm and come away with a feeling, if not a deep understanding, of quantum phenomena that doesn't require suspension of disbelief."
"There is a strangeness about quantum mechanics that is rooted not in its mathematical complexity but in the paradoxes and enigmas that have bedeviled it from birth." Since that birth 90 years ago, scientists regularly explain quantum physics, in all its weirdness, to the general public. Here's the latest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Overall, von Baeyer does extremely well by words alone, but a few illustrations would have underscored the trickier points."
Further essays from William and Mary physicist von Baeyer, who pleased with Taming the Atom (1992) and Rainbows, Snowflakes, and Quarks (1984). Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1998

"Readers are advised to follow Feynman's principle: Read until you don't understand, then go back and reread."
Von Baeyer (Physics/Coll. of William and Mary) offers assorted views of the —demon— and how he's been slain over time to preserve the sacred second law of thermodynamics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"And all this told in that combination of depth of knowledge and eyewitness narrative that marks the best science writing. (Eight pages of color illustrations—not seen.)"
Take seriously that subtitle—for what this fascinating book is all about are devices and procedures that allow the imaging of even a single atom suspended in a tiny doughnut-shaped trap. Read full book review >

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OBAMA'S ENFORCER by John Fund
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"The book leans decidedly to the right, but Fund and von Spakovsky raise issues of partisan intrigue, dishonesty and criminality, with sufficient evidence to merit serious investigation and not just partisan dismissal."
Fund and von Spakovsky (Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk, 2012) team up again for a no-holds-barred assault on Attorney General Eric Holder. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL RAVEN by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The main feature of these big, colorful watercolors are the raven's glittering gold feathers; similar in effect to the fins on Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish (1992), these plump the book with real live magic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perhaps familiar story, related with a dose of irony and illustrated with dazzling special effects. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

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Soldier Man by Hans Ragnitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2014

"A tense, gritty journey into postwar Kosovo, one that turns the stomach and troubles the conscience."
In this novel based on true events, a young soldier fights a war with himself amid the chaos and carnage of Kosovo. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike."
A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Kummer has smartly etched his name in what is fast becoming a worthy tradition—stylish writing that twines field research with campfire tale. (8 pages color plates, 34 halftones, 16 line drawings, 1 map)"
The days and nights of the hamadryas baboon are recounted in this by turns rigorous and meandering but always entertaining study from Kummer (Ethology/Univ. of Zurich). Read full book review >