Search Results: "Michael S. Gazzaniga"


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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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THE MIND'S PAST by Michael S. Gazzaniga
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"An intriguing theory, assertively stated, but often Gazzaniga's arguments seem too reductive or dogmatic to be convincing. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Adding to a growing genre that purports to say how mind arises from brain, a study that is short and witty but not entirely convincing. 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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A fascinating affirmation of our essential humanity."
The more we learn about the human brain, the more puzzling the question of free will becomes. 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 >

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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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THE PATH TO WAR by Michael S. Neiberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A valiant attempt to dispel 'America's collective amnesia over the First World War.'"
A fresh look at America's reluctance to enter World War I as a mass consensus rather than any single faulty decision by President Woodrow Wilson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Sanders depicts the works as part of a remarkable and increasingly rare industry that fuses technological innovation with proud craftsmanship and a work ethic that makes a shipfitter's affectionate patting of a 9,000-ton hull a very natural gesture. (photos, not seen)"
An unhurried, meticulous, character-rich portrait of the Bath Iron Works, where the navy's destroyers are built, is the subject of Maine writer Sanders's first book. Read full book review >

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SCENARISTS OF EUROPE by Michael S. Judge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2016

"It's not for everyone, but for those willing to take the hyperbolic, meditative trip, it will stimulate, confuse, and exhaust."
This experimental novel's torrent of language creates a dark and unsettling apocalyptic world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"An exhaustive eulogy to a once-great company that changed the world but fell prey to its own antiestablishment fervor."
A long-winded invective against Steve Jobs, infamous co-founder of the Apple Computer company. Read full book review >