Search Results: "Mark Buchanan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the author's penchant for distracting digressions, a terrific, essential addition to the library of popular-science books."
Former Nature editor Buchanan (Ubiquity, 2001) takes an intriguing, accessible look at the mathematics behind the "six degrees of separation" theory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"The author's stimulating deconstruction of contemporary economic theory parallels a treatment of major positive developments in physical sciences and pays due respect to the functions of government and law."
Former Nature and New Scientist editor Buchanan (The Social Atom: Why the Rich Get Richer, Cheaters Get Caught, and Your Neighbor Usually Looks Like You, 2007, etc.) offers his take on why economic theory breaks down when it comes to making predictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's impossible to say whether the social side of Buchanan's fatalistic thesis will prove elaborately wrong, though he argues it with fervor and elegance."
Buchanan, a writer for Nature and a theoretical physicist, summarizes the law of universality, a sweeping concept that is very much a work in progress. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, CHARLEY by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"No monkey business about it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Celie's strong 12-year-old voice focuses the semi-omniscient third-person narrative, eloquently revealing her attitudes about the severe 1943 Gloucester, Massachusetts, community spirit, which is much too serious for the kind of childhood her Dad thinks his children need. Read full book review >

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PULSE by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Buchanan rides her irresistible premise hell-for-leather all the way to the fairy-tale ending. (Author tour)"
A transplant patient finds that he's bought into a lot more than another man's heart, in this greased-lightning thriller from the Pulitzer-winning crime reporter best known for her Britt Montero mysteries (Margin of Error, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 1997

"A tense, exciting historical account of a little-known chapter of the Revolution, displaying history writing at its best."
A sweeping yet richly detailed history of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, chronicling the 178081 campaign of British forces to reclaim those two colonies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIAMI, IT'S MURDER by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 1994

Not just murder, but rape, too, as Cuban-American Miami Daily News staffer Britt Montero (Nobody Lives Forever, 1990; Contents Under Pressure, 1992), on the trail of the Downtown Rapist who's attacked half a dozen women in public restrooms, provokes him into sending her illiterate threatening letters and a cow's severed tongue (a Santer°a curse, according to her Aunt Odalys) before her inevitable trip to the ladies' room. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 10, 2018

"A lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success—with vichyssoise mixed in."
A book combines a personal guide and business manual with a culinary story. Read full book review >

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MARGIN OF ERROR by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"But Britt (Act of Betrayal, 1996, etc.) stays on her supercharged caseload long enough to winnow the sheep from the goats, pluck a surprising killer from the cast, and even come to warmly convincing terms with her Hollywood hunk."
There's a new man in Britt Montero's life—handsome, sexy, glamorous, endlessly attentive Lance Westfell. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF EVIL by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Alas, both the case Britt follows and the one she drops end not with a bang but a whimper."
"HEADLESS DRIVER CRASHES AFTER WILD MILE RIDE," shrieks the Miami News headline introducing Britt Montero's latest story. Read full book review >

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The Ghost at Beaverhead Rock by Carol Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2016

"A solid addition to the Western genre and a satisfying conclusion to a vigilante series."
A Montana Territory lawyer must solve a murder to save his family and salvage his good name. Read full book review >