Search Results: "Paul B. Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >

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BIG BLUES by Paul Carroll
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"Perceptive perspectives on computer errors of convulsive magnitude."
A savvy newsman's tellingly detailed report on the ruinous decline of IBM. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Deserves to find its way into schoolrooms across the nation."
The key to understanding diversity in nature is what happens in the embryo, says Carroll (Genetics/Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), and he provides compelling proof. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An important story well-told."
A chronicle of the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod, skillfully combining science, biography and history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology."
How the secrets of evolution slowly revealed themselves to those intrepid enough to seek them out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A thought-provoking challenge to complacency."
An exploration of how "just as there are molecular rules that regulate the numbers of different kinds of molecules and cells in the body, there are ecological rules that regulate the numbers and kinds of animals and plants in a given place." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FORTUNE-TELLER by Paul B. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A predictable but not entirely earnest chase, with a page count that may draw readers wearied or intimidated by the ongoing flood of doorstopper epics. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An evil wizard bent on seizing the clockwork head that holds the secret to all the world's magic takes up the chase again in this middle volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moving and brutal, a poetic remembrance of a tragedy too vast to forget. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
A harrowing poetic evocation of the infamous concentration camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK GAME by Paul B. Janeczko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, it's a wealth of information in an engaging package that should find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among middle schoolers. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this follow-up to Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing (2004), Janeczko delves further into clandestine matters with an entertaining collection of spy stories that span from the American Revolution through the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teachers and librarians will love this, too—as a classroom tool and as a way of explaining the art of poetry lucidly. (notes on contributors with thumbnail photos, index of first lines, acknowledgements) (Poetry. 10-15)"
For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing—and not just poetry—one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"First-rate, mature poetry for serious readers. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12+)"
The latest collection from Janeczko (Stardust otel, 1993, etc.) is an exploration of place as the arena for human lives. Read full book review >