Search Results: "Jacob Darwin Hamblin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-written and -documented challenge of some of the assumptions on both sides in the debate about global warming."
Hamblin (History/Oregon State Univ.; Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, 2009, etc.) explores how ideas about human intervention altering the environment have changed over time. 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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JACOB by Yair Zakovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Intensely scholarly at times, but also an engaging analysis of one of the Bible's most complex figures."
A professor takes on the troubling story of Jacob, a deeply flawed man who later earned punishment, redemption and a unique and honored place in Jewish history. 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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JACOB NEUSNER by Aaron W. Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Hughes offers a worthwhile study of Neusner's life but little about the substance of his work."
The life story of the father of modern Jewish studies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Landay is yet another lawyer-turned-writer, and it's inevitable that he'll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits."
Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. Read full book review >

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JACOB JUMP by Eric Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"The setting is authentic (Morris knows his river) but the author has a long way to go before finding his voice."
Two Southern white guys, their lives a shambles, take a trip downriver only to find madness and death. Read full book review >