Search Results: "Paul Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2007

"A lively exposition of cutting-edge science."
Some cosmologists consider our presence in the universe a central clue to its inner workings. Others strongly disagree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"His new work offers testimony to Davies's passionate curiosity and to masterful writing, which reads like science fiction. (Book-of-the-Month Club dual main selection/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Davies is an astrophysicist who often writes about the famous question posed in the title of Erwin Schrîdinger's What Is Life? (1944). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"That's not necessarily the conclusion all readers will reach, but the mathematical excursions make this latest Davies volume of more than passing interest."
Are we but ideas in the mind of God? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE by Paul Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2002

"Davies Lite, with much sleight of hand."
Best to bring a willing suspension of disbelief to this romp by Australian physicist and prolific science popularizer Davies (The Fifth Miracle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

A prolific popularizer of science, Davies (Physics/Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; The Matter Myth, 1992, etc.) gives a broad survey of concepts of time, a subject he has become intimately acquainted with in his research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

A physicist's attempt to reconnect science and theology on the controversial subject of extraterrestrial intelligence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For the reader who might like to entertain this among other cosmological hypotheses, the setting out of one set of bizarre theories after another in a largely uncritical omnium-gatherum is more likely to engender skepticism than conviction."
English astrophysicist-cum-science writer Gribbin (co-author, Cosmic Coincidences, 1989, etc.) and mathematical physicist Davies (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; The Cosmic Blueprint, 1988, etc.) have collectively produced a couple of dozen popular books on the nature of the universe, churning them out as regularly as clockwork. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >