Search Results: "Michael S. Adler"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"An impressive list of source notes and recommended resources provide background support for young readers and researchers alike. (timeline, notes, bibliography, recommended websites) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
America's "most underrated President" and his "Queen Dolley" receive star treatment in this latest entry in Adler's Picture Book Biography series. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DANIEL BOONE  by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"The informational text proves why Daniel Boone is synonymous with the pioneer spirit. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Adler, collaborating with his son, expands his extensive repertoire of picture-book biographies of famous Americans with this worthy addition featuring Daniel Boone. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"What's more, the lack of original research leaves the book seeming more like a recapitulation than an original or necessary work. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
An adequate, if hackneyed, rehearsal of a century's worth of history in the Great Basin region from Durham (a longtime editor for Life magazine). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A savvy, witty guide to neuroscience today."
One grand search engine for all the qualities that make Homo sapiens different from other species. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A very worthy addition to the historical literature, complementing Hew Strachan's The First World War (2004), Robert Massie's Castles of Steel (2003), and other recent studies of the war."
A searching study of the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN by Michael S. Gazzaniga
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A lively appreciation of both the complexity of the human mind and the scientific enterprise."
"How on earth does the brain enable mind?" That is the still-to-be-answered question posed by Gazzaniga (Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain, 2011, etc.), the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An original, fascinating scientific history of how human memory and a series of inventions have driven the advance of civilization."
Every living organism possesses a memory, however primitive, but Homo sapiens carried it to a dazzling level, writes technology journalist Malone (The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You, 2009, etc.) in this ingenious, richly complex account of how humans exchange, record, preserve and manipulate information. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"A refreshing portrait of wine not as an elite mystery, but as a product wrung from the earth by honest labor."
With great respect and admiration, Sanders (From Here, You Can't See Paris, 2002, etc.) pores over the convivial and welcoming wines of southern France. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"An informative and lively, although padded, close-up of what drives entrepreneurs who win the electronics industry poker game that most start-ups lose."
From Silicone Valley insider Malone (The Big Score, 1985), an exhaustively detailed saga of how an entrepreneurial team of executives and staff won fortunes fighting steep odds to complete an Initial Public Offering of stock for MIPS Computer Co. Read full book review >