Search Results: "Leonard Mlodinow"


BOOK REVIEW

LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"A diverting but scattershot examination of undeniably intriguing aspects of human behavior."
Physicist Mlodinow (Physics/Caltech; The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, 2008, etc.) takes a wide-ranging look at some of the mysteries of the unconscious mind. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other."
In the original Star Trek series, Mr. Spock's contemplative temperament was balanced by Capt. Kirk's emotive and physical nature. Now it's the captain's turn to reflect. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"A breathtaking survey of the human mind exponentially accelerating the accumulation of knowledge, from pratfalls to ventures beyond the veil."
A selective, guided tour of the human accumulation of knowledge from American physicist and former CalTech instructor Mlodinow (Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2003

"Inspiring and very readable portrait of a free-spirited genius."
A former Caltech physicist pulls no punches as he recalls his encounters with Richard Feynman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"A science geek's delight, and useful reading for the inveterate gambler of the house."
Forget about planning for the future: Chaos is king, the random reigns and no system can beat the house odds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Splendid exposition, accessible to the mathematically challenged as well as the mathematically inclined."
Halfway through this articulate and droll history of math and physics, you wonder: Who is this guy with the unpronounceable name you want to recommend to all your friends? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A useful primer on the virtues of clear thinking, but somewhat lacking in substance."
An alternatingly enlightening and frustrating dialogue between one of the world's greatest physicists and one of its greatest metaphysicists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A closely reasoned, well-researched and eminently fair account of a gifted and giving man who married a miracle."
A generous and sympathetic portrait of the complex and fiercely intelligent man (1880-1969) who is best known as Mr. Virginia Woolf. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A nearly impossible task, recording this lush life, but Shawn helps us comprehend the magic."
A few luscious slices from the massive cake that was the life of the great pianist, composer, conductor and public personality (1918-1990). Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >