Search Results: "Michael D. Lemonick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A rewarding account of two scientists who not only made great discoveries but enjoyed world recognition during their long, eventful lives."
Richly detailed biography of the man who discovered the planet Uranus and partnered with his sister to lay the foundations of modern astronomy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERPETUAL NOW by Michael D. Lemonick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An absolutely memorable book."
A veteran science journalist uses the story of Lonni Sue Johnson, a young woman who suffered a severe infection that destroyed her hippocampus, to illuminate his journey into the murky subject of memory itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A vivid, clearly written account of cutting-edge science that should appeal to general audiences."
The senior science writer for Time summarizes current scientific evidence for the presence of life beyond Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Immensely informative—and lots of fun. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen)"
A reader-friendly survey of the current state of astrophysics and cosmology, weaving together up-to-the-minute observations, the most recent theories, and profiles of the major figures in the field—along with enough rudimentary background to make it all comprehensible to an intelligent lay reader willing to invest some effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A solid overview of the cutting edge of astronomy and of the new breed of astronomers who are exploring it."
The discovery of planets beyond our solar system has become almost commonplace. Veteran Time science writer Lemonick (Echo of the Big Bang, 2003, etc.) looks at the scientists who carry out the search. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"A well-constructed work about a key era in U.S.-Soviet relations."
A detailed look at the period between and the first U.S. nuclear test, in 1945, and its Soviet counterpart in 1949. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Yapko gives no quarter to child abusers, but offers wise guidance and support to families whose lives have been decimated by false accusations."
Memory can be as malleable as clay, warns a clinical psychologist, and the road to recovering memories of child abuse is strewn with the shards of ``unwitting'' errors by so-called expert therapists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A coming-of-age story and thrilling adventure rolled into one."
Six boys embark on an adventure in the Panama jungle, encountering danger, death and loss in Urban's debut novel. Several years later, they return as men to the scene of the grisly event that has bound them together for life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHARLESTON YANKEE by Michael D Mercurio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2015

"An affecting tale of a man's immersion in the civil rights movement."
An intricately woven story of love, race, and politics set in the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISTAKEN MASTERPIECE by Michael D. Beil
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"While this caper proves less brain-teasing and exciting than its predecessors, the four (soon to be five?) Red Blazer gals still rock. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Fresh from solving The Vanishing Violin (2010) mystery, seventh-grade amateur sleuths and best friends Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca and Leigh Ann of St. Veronica's all-girl's school in Manhattan tackle two new cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2004

"It would be an overstatement to say that Masekela found grace and redemption through the trumpet—as a bad boy, he wasn't looking for that—but he sure gave a lot of pleasure."
How the South African trumpeter survived his outrageous lifestyle with his liver and brain functions still intact is as miraculous as the sounds his horn makes when he's in his stride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"Most readers will agree with the authors' final assessment that Finley was an innovative, infuriating jackass whose braying was sometimes sensible, even wise."
Two aerospace researchers examine the labyrinthine life of one of baseball's most notorious owners, displaying both revulsion and grudging respect for their subject. Read full book review >