Search Results: "L. Mark Carrier"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A bit overstated, but a clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table."
A research psychologist argues that our overuse of technology and media is producing symptoms of serious psychological disorders. Read full book review >

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NATURE WARS by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Like a new Rachel Carson for the new millennium, Winston delivers a nontoxic dose of much-needed common sense."
Call it a long shot, a miracle even, but Winston (The Biology of the Honey Bee, not reviewed) manages to shape the art and science of pest management into a fascinating subject. Read full book review >

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THE SLUMS OF PALO ALTO by Mark L Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A pleasure from start to finish and evidence that really smart people often have a lot of luck."
A California Institute of Technology alumnus too smart to be unemployed, Fussell (Hello World!, 2014) finds happiness through failure in this lighthearted, contemporary memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Carrier does a first-rate job of giving individuated life to the star-crossed crew of the Fantome, rendering this dark drama of duty and courage amidst nature's fury gripping but never exploitative."
Based on extensive interviews and on-site research, this well-executed, emotionally fraught disaster narrative examines the fates of several luckless groups—Honduras' beleaguered citizenry, the doomed crew of the steel-hulled schooner Fantome, and the ship's all-too-human corporate masters, Windjammer Cruises—during the devastating 1998 Category 5 Hurricane Mitch. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ZONE by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Balanced anatomy of a classic risks-versus-rewards dilemma."
A scientific perspective on the question of whether continuing to tamper with the DNA of food crops will produce a brave new world or the end of one as we know it. Read full book review >

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PRISONER OF ZION by Scott Carrier
Released: April 9, 2013

"Mostly engrossing stories of travel interspersed with historical vignettes and the author's private struggles to argue for a move away from persecution of believers."
A collection of essays centered on the author's experiences of encountering religious fanaticism among the Taliban in Afghanistan and Mormons in Utah. Read full book review >

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Ripeness Is All by Henry Carrier
Released: April 10, 2015

"A broad examination of life, philosophy, and Christianity that still manages to feel personal and powerfully intimate."
Carrier's memoir doubles as a treatise that carefully examines life and the Christian faith. Read full book review >

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RUNNING AFTER ANTELOPE by Scott Carrier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Surreal and surprising, funny and unsettling, Carrier's ebullient work defies common sense and annihilates the commonplace."
This remarkable collection strings together a broad range of bright, engaging personal essays along a common thread: the author's dream of outrunning a pronghorn antelope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >