Search Results: "Marcelo Gleiser"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ISLAND OF KNOWLEDGE by Marcelo Gleiser
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"Readers may find this to be an overly ambitious attempt to provide a historical perspective to the scientific enterprise that is more confusing than illuminating."
Gleiser (Natural Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy/Dartmouth Coll.; A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe, 2010, etc.) seeks an answer to the question, "Can we make sense of the world without belief?" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"Even if one cares little for Gleiser's spiritual asides, this is an exceptionally clear summary of 2,500 years of science and a fascinating account of the ways in which it often does intersect with spiritual beliefs. (30 b&w drawings, not seen)"
An attempt to bridge the gap between spiritual and scientific inquiries into the nature and origins of the universe, from a physics professor at Dartmouth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An intellectual accomplishment that illuminates the magic and the wisdom of the heavens above."
Polymath Gleiser (Natural Philosophy, Physics, and Astronomy/Dartmouth) puts his eclectic résumé to good use in this exploration of how religious and scientific views of life and death come together in the skies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME ATLAS by Robert  Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A disaster from start to finish—Eurocentric, culturally inclusive only in the most perfunctory way, paltry both in content and in special effects. (Informational novelty. 10-12)"
A set of topical timelines offer wide-angle views of human culture, works, technology, and daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Adventures of Monkey King by Joe Lamport
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An engaging translation which will delight adults and children alike."
This first volume of Hua's uplifting English translation of Wu Cheng'en's classic Chinese epic chronicles the early life of the Taoist superhero Monkey King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAMCHATKA by Marcelo Figueras
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A novel about the stories we tell ourselves to give shape and meaning to our lives."
A rich imaginative life helps a 10-year-old boy deal with the aftermath of Argentina's 1976 military junta, though American readers not well versed in the political history of the novelist's homeland might find some of this as perplexing as the narrator does. Read full book review >