Search Results: "Nicholas Wade"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"A turning point, and advancement, in the science-religion debate."
A provocative account of the development of religion. Read full book review >

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A TROUBLESOME INHERITANCE by Nicholas Wade
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"A freethinking and well-considered examination of the evidence 'that human evolution is recent, copious, and regional.'"
Deploying his natural science background, New York Times journalist Wade (The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures, 2009, etc.) strides into the political minefield of genetic influence on racial differences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"A creditable attempt to explain the directions that the new technology is moving in—and the possibilities of future benefits."
A rosy but necessarily imprecise overview of the potential impact of the sequencing of the humane genome on health and medicine, assembled largely from the author's New York Times articles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2006

"A meaty, well-written, if occasionally overenthusiastic study, filled with speculation that will leave some uncomfortable and others angry."
New York Times science reporter Wade looks at how new knowledge derived from studying the human genome is changing the way we view our species' past and present. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE TIMES BOOK OF BIRDS by Nicholas Wade
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All in all, a gratifying and artful blend of edification and entertainment. (line art, not seen)"
These collections intiate a new series from Lyons & Burford. Read full book review >

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BIG, BAD AND A LITTLE BIT SCARY by Wade Zahares
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Wild and wonderful. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
"WARNING!" says the jacket flap; "This book contains wild animals!" Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING HOUSE by Rebecca Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"While this isn't the strongest restless-ghost story in characterization or voice, the tidbit it reveals about Victorian history is memorable. (Ghost story. 8-12)"
Contemporary English kids and a restless Victorian ghost inhabit a mystery with an inventive reveal in this sequel to The Theft & the Miracle (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPANY MAN by Brent Wade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Few surprises here, but first-novelist Wade tells necessary truths sometimes eloquently, always clearly."
What timing for Wade's debut novel: a successful (and Republican) black man—accused of sexual harassment—recovers in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Read full book review >

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PRESSURE by Malik Wade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2017

"An engaging work by a drug dealer turned advocate."
Wade explores his journey through crime, punishment, and redemption in this debut motivational memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM ANIMALS by Wade Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

This Level 2 Scholastic Reader features bright color photos of ten common types of farm animals, each with a rhymed first-person introduction and a brief note on the animal's job or products it produces. Read full book review >

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THE THEFT & THE MIRACLE by Rebecca Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The last 50 pages yoke a lot of things together by violence, and might pull an alert reader out of the story, but those willing to go along just for the ride will have a rather thrilling time. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This first novel by a British violist combines many elements: mystery, time-slip, even a little horror and allegory. Read full book review >