Search Results: "Jim al-Khalili"


BOOK REVIEW

ALIENS by Jim al-Khalili
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 9, 2017

"An incisive and fun collection packed with mind-expanding ideas about our universe and ourselves."
In a series of 20 essays detailing cutting-edge scientific data and theories, renowned researchers expound on the possibility—or probability?—of extraterrestrial intelligence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"An often-entertaining introduction to basic principles of science and philosophy."
A British physicist looks at some of the enigmatic propositions created by his colleagues over the ages. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON THE EDGE by Johnjoe McFadden
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2015

"McFadden and Al-Khalili give sure footing to the anything-goes bafflement of quantum theory, making it approachable even for neophytes."
Notes toward an understanding of quantum mechanics' part in biological processes. Read full book review >

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CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY by Shahriar Mandanipour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2009

"Complex, witty, clever and entertaining."
Mandanipour's first full-length work to appear in English is a postmodern novel complete with running commentary on the fictional narrative and its author's trials. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE SWORD by Shahrnush Parsipur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Stark and haunting, this book stands as a powerful testament to not only the devastations of an era, but to the integrity and courage of an extraordinary woman."
An acclaimed Iranian novelist's harrowing account of the decade she spent in and out of prisons in post-revolutionary Tehran. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE POMEGRANATE LADY AND HER SONS by Goli Taraghi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"The simple diction throughout belies the depth and ambition of this fiction."
An Iranian writer prized internationally and among fellow writers of fiction deserves a wider American readership for this rich, provocative collection of stories. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH PROGRAMMING PLAYGROUND by Al  Sweigart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An impressive manual for achieving Scratch programming mastery and creating genuinely entertaining games. (Nonfiction. 8-adult)"
A Scratch guide that goes beyond basic games and into some instructional depth. Read full book review >

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Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS by Al Czarnecki
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A constructive primer on being prepared."
Public-relations professional submits an all-business guide to managing crises. Read full book review >