Search Results: "Helen E. Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Many will be convinced by her knowledgeable, persuasive, and entertaining discussion—and the more skeptical will find fascinating tidbits for thought along the way."
Fisher (The Sex Contract, 1981)—research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, former ``house anthropologist'' for The Today Show, and one of our best science-popularizers—may find a large readership for her subject here: the influence of evolutionary biology and genetics on sex, love, marriage, divorce, and today's family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"One doubts whether most feminists, like Fisher, will sleep easier at night in the belief that women's equality is thus assured."
A pat biological rationalization for the purportedly improving position of women under the economic conditions of global capitalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Zesty popular science, with a nice blend of historical lore and personal observation."
A terrific popular history of hurricanes by cosmochemist and novelist Fisher (Marine Geology and Geophysics/Univ. of Miami; The Wrong Man, 1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A flimsy frame for some bright polar portraits. (Photos—color and b&w—not seen.)"
Uneven mix of travelogue and polar history, as Fisher (Environmental Sciences/Univ. of Miami; Hostage One, 1989, etc.) sails on the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG MAN by David E. Fisher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Follett crowd."
Fisher is a Bo Jackson of writing, an author whose yen to excel in two literary arenas—thrillers (Hostage One, 1989, etc.) and popular science (Across the Top of the World, 1992, etc.) seems to spread his talent a bit thin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Cogent technological exposition combines with Saturday- matinee melodrama to create a nearly moving saga of the many men who wanted singlehandedly to create what one inventor called ``radiovision.'' Beginning with an 1872 experiment on selenium rods that made British engineer Willoughby Smith imagine a system of ``visual telegraphy,'' Scientist David Fisher (Univ. of Miami; The Scariest Place on Earth 1994, etc.) and son, freelance writer Marshall Fisher, chart the scientific progression that culminated with the debut of commercial television programming in 1941. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Given Dowding's extracurricular activities, one can understand why Churchill canned him. Still, Fisher's portrait of the dotty Dowding is a pleasure to read."
Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the hyperrational Sherlock Holmes, believed in fairies and ghosts. Why should a pioneer of radar defense systems not have done the same? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID JOSIE GO? by Helen E. Buckley
Released: April 1, 1999

"Are there ten toes?' (Picture book. 2-7)"
PLB 0-688-16508-7 Buckley's Josie, first spotted in 1962, is as sprightly as ever in Ormerod's illustrations, nimbly eluding her family's search. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BOHM AND THE HERRING by Peter Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"An offbeat tale, worth trying with children who also like to wonder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Bohm, whimsically depicted as an oddly shaped little man with vacant spectacles and an anxious brow, likes to ponder childlike questions: Why does the dog choose that tree? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS EVE AT SANTA'S by Alf Proysen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"With lively, affectionately satirical illustrations, this merry Swedish import makes a novel and amusing addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carpenter Anderson has just put on his Santa suit to deliver gifts to his children when he slips on the ice and bumps into another man with a beard, a red cap, and a sled full of toys. Read full book review >