Search Results: "Leonard Mlodinow"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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 >

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 >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The Q&As end with selected reading lists. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Marcus once again unobtrusively gives both rising and established stars in the field a bully pulpit. Read full book review >

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ANTISEMITISM IN AMERICA by Leonard Dinnerstein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A useful work, but not for casual reading."
Dinnerstein (History/Univ. of Arizona), who has written extensively on areas of American Jewish history (Uneasy at Home, not reviewed), offers the first comprehensive scholarly survey of American anti-Semitism, tracing its development from the colonial period to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

A middle-age paraplegic's essays on disability and the male perspective. Read full book review >

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STAR OF EMPIRE by Leonard Sanders
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"A fairy tale of the American West, but most certainly not one in which everyone lives happily ever after."
Sanders's latest Texas novel (Texas Noon, Fort Worth, etc.) is, for want of anything more fitting, a good old-fashioned read. Read full book review >