Search Results: "Michio Kaku"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"A genuine tour de force, skillfully delivering cogent descriptions of everything from subatomic structure to the laws of the universe."
Kaku (Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, 2004, etc.) provides lucid explanations of gee-whiz wonders from science-fiction books, television and films. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Kaku is not shy about quoting science-fiction movies and TV (he has seen them all). Despite going off the deep end musing about phenomena such as isolated consciousness spreading throughout the universe, he delivers ingenious predictions extrapolated from good research already in progress."
Having written the enthusiastic but strictly science-based Physics of the Impossible (2008) and Physics of the Future (2011), Kaku (Theoretical Physics/City Univ. of New York) turns his attention to the human mind with equally satisfying results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"With this fascinating volume, Kaku positions himself as a worthy successor to the late Carl Sagan as a spokesman for the potential of science to revolutionize our lives. (Author tour)"
Here's another entry in the game of predicting what science and technology will come up with after the turn of the millennium, this one from a theoretical physicist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"A good nontechnical introduction to Einstein's work and a nice addition to Norton's Great Discoveries series."
Theoretical physicist Kaku (Visions, 1997, etc.) looks at the preeminent scientific genius of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A worthy successor to the popular physics texts of George Gamow, as thought-provoking as Stephen Hawking."
Kaku (Physics/CCNY) is the author (with Jennifer Trainer) of Beyond Einstein (1987) and of several popular volumes on advanced physics. He is also the host of a weekly radio program on modern science. Here, he offers a popular explanation of how the mathematics of higher dimensions underlies modern physical theories, notably the superstring hypothesis of how the universe is put together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The author's scientific expertise will engage readers too sophisticated for predictions based on psychic powers or astrology."
Optimistic, scientifically sound forecasts of wonders in store for us. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC POCKET by Michio Mado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Both Japanese and English versions of the poems appear. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The Magic Pocket (32 pp.; $16.00; Nov. 1; 0-689-82137-9): Mado's second collection of poetry (The Animals, 1992) reflects with quiet intimacy children's relationship with the natural world, with lithe phrasing that is exquisitely pared down and precise. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS by Michio Mado
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Lovely. (Poetry. 5+)"
A first appearance in English for Michio Mado, Japan's 1990 nominee for the Andersen Award. Read full book review >