Search Results: "Margaret Wertheim"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Although her enthusiasm for alternate science is controversial, Wertheim raises an important question with broader ramifications: Since 'anyone can publish a theory of physics online, what can be, or will be, or should be, our criteria for credibility in this field?'"
Maverick science writer Wertheim (A Field Guide to Hyperbolic Space, 2005, etc.) challenges the right of the scientific establishment to lay claim to the position of gatekeepers of truth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"But while her basic premise on physics as theology overstates the case, Wertheim's text has other merits: She brings to light fascinating details of the lives and times of many exceptional women and men who have helped shape our current worldview."
Are physicists a priesthood excluding women on age-old grounds that women can't be ``ordained''? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Dense but marvelously provocative. (37 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Is the Internet really a place where disembodied souls can find freedom? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"An enjoyable vicarious descent into the world of pool hustling."
Jersey boy's hardscrabble rise from local pool-hall hustler to tournament pro, in slavish detail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2009

"By the end of this vigorous history, most readers will have at least a grudging respect for the chess-like stratagems that go into MMA, which is fast overtaking boxing and pro wrestling in popularity."
Sweat-soaked ode to and passionate defense of a sport many have compared to human cockfighting. Read full book review >

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THE ROOKIE BOOKIE by L. Jon Wertheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The sports fan's alternative to The Lemonade War. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Best-selling authors Wertheim and Moskowitz (Scorecasting, 2011) team up again on their first novel for children. Read full book review >

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A PAIR OF WINGS by Marilyn Singer
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"The author concludes with Web sites and addresses of organizations to contact for more information about conservation, a glossary, further reading, and a brief index. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
This diverse writer, sometimes poet, sometimes humorist, sometimes naturalist, explores the topic of wings—how they are shaped, what they are made of, and how they work for their animal owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Long on the human-interest angle, trivial as a piece of tennis writing."
The actual playing of tennis becomes a sideshow in this gossipy profile of the women's pro tour, from Sports Illustrated writer Wertheim. Read full book review >

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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Hardly groundbreaking, but a well-conceived and -executed addition to the burgeoning movement of stats-based sporting analysis."
In a Freakonomics for sports, an economist and a sportswriter use the power of data analysis to debunk some of the sports world's conventional wisdom. Read full book review >