Search Results: "Michael J. Behe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Not science, but a tract to comfort those who want to believe."
More on Intelligent Design from its chief proponent, who trots out even more minutiae on the "irreducible complexities" of cells and their parts previously discussed in Darwin's Black Box (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Behe is a Roman Catholic), but it is neither necessary nor sufficient for many other practicing scientists."
Behe (Biochemistry/Lehigh Univ.) offers the thesis that biochemistry provides so many examples of ``irreducible complexity'' in nature that not even Darwinian gradualism can explain their evolution and existence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLACE HACKING by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"From the cockamamie (extreme ironing) to daredevilry (rooftopping) to a fine day out (catacomb rambling), a taste of unbridled adventure for everyone. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
A hodgepodge of adventuring activities designed for urban settings gathered under the rubric "hacking," as in the old sense of "play[ing] a sophisticated practical joke on a community," though considerably more inclusive here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASER by Michael J. Rosen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teenagers attracted by the format will find themselves in a good, satisfying story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Chase Riley, 14, is suffering from culture shock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE NELSON’S DEATH RAT! by Michael J. Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fast-paced, outrageous, and on the money: first-novelist Nelson's mockery of media mendacity is as biting as La Dolce Vita or Network—and funnier."
Deft, jolly send-up of publishing by actor and former TV writer/host Nelson (Mike Nelson's Mind Over Matters, 2002), this about a hack who learns, after 40 years of failure, the meaning of concept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A refreshing look at a time of optimism, sacrifice, hard work, and achievement (despite the Cold War) when the American dream finally became a reality for millions."
A rarely told story: how the GI Bill loosed great unseen forces that helped to transform America from the working-class, largely agricultural society of the Great Depression and the New Deal into a largely middle-class society. Read full book review >