Search Results: "Mark L. Winston"


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TRAVELS IN THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ZONE by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Balanced anatomy of a classic risks-versus-rewards dilemma."
A scientific perspective on the question of whether continuing to tamper with the DNA of food crops will produce a brave new world or the end of one as we know it. Read full book review >

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NATURE WARS by Mark L. Winston
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Like a new Rachel Carson for the new millennium, Winston delivers a nontoxic dose of much-needed common sense."
Call it a long shot, a miracle even, but Winston (The Biology of the Honey Bee, not reviewed) manages to shape the art and science of pest management into a fascinating subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

A superb analysis by King (Religion/Vanderbilt University), a renowned scholar of Far Eastern religions, of the curious marriage between Zen Buddhism and samurai fighting. Read full book review >

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THE SLUMS OF PALO ALTO by Mark L Fussell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A pleasure from start to finish and evidence that really smart people often have a lot of luck."
A California Institute of Technology alumnus too smart to be unemployed, Fussell (Hello World!, 2014) finds happiness through failure in this lighthearted, contemporary memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A viable, enjoyable dance resource."
In this first volume of a two-part series, a husband and wife step up with choreography and original piano compositions for fun group dancing. Read full book review >

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BLUEBERRY BONANZA by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2017

"A vanilla-flavored tale with a built-in community-service message that may encourage youthful entrepreneurial efforts—or at least kindness to bears. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nicholas' family has so many blueberries that they hardly know what to do. The bear in the backyard only complicates the situation! Read full book review >

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BATTLE READY by Mark L. Donald
Released: March 12, 2013

"Straightforward reflections on what it takes to be the most elite sort of soldier and the hidden costs of that life."
Life story of a warrior with an unusual dual specialty—Navy SEAL and combat medic—told with plainspoken stoicism. Read full book review >

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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"A well-told tale of greed, business acumen, and ongoing marketing genius that's also a microcosmic history of law, politics, and medical progress in the 20th century."
The analogy to a military history is well fulfilled by this literate, compendious chronicle of the marketing of aspirin and its analgesic rivals, starting with the drug's final formulation in the late 1800's and ending with its current ``repositioning'' as a heart-attack preventive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1995

"While their conclusions will be highly controversial, this book is an admirable effort to deal fairly with both sides of a complex and critical issue."
Must reading for anyone concerned about biodiversity and the fate of the hotly debated Endangered Species Act, which is up for congressional renewal in 1995. Read full book review >