Search Results: "Paul R. Ehrlich"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"So: what we have here, besides the venerable Ehrlich name, is an overview from their perspective, for their followers."
The Ehrlichs, best known for The Population Bomb (1970) and The Population Explosion (1990), say here that the present book was written "to fill in the rest of the picture, to explain how overconsumption and the use of faulty technologies contribute to the deterioration of the environment.'' Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A little reflection, a little common sense, they'll wager, and the glad-tiders will be out on the street selling pencils. (Author tour)"
The Ehrlichs (Healing the Planet, 1991, etc.) land a sober-sided sleeve across the collective windpipe of today's environmental glad-tiders. ``Brownlash'' is what the Ehrlichs call ``those efforts made to minimize the seriousness of environmental problems'' still bedeviling planet Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"The Stork and the Plow is a good place to start."
The Ehrlichs, older and less doctrinaire than in their Population Explosion (1990) days, are guardedly hopeful that resources (the plow) can sustain population gains (the stork) in the century ahead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 1995

"Nonetheless, this meticulous and well-rendered treatise draws history onto important ground—tracking the influence of a single, powerful symbol in an age when political power came to reside increasingly in media spectacle."
A look at the turns JFK's legacy has taken since his death, and at how his and brother Robert's ghosts have haunted both Republican and Democratic successors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

572183 IS A PRIME NUMBER by Paul R. Gardner
Released: March 29, 2011

"The characters need more electricity to make this thriller explode."
Two suburban families may have inadvertently helped terrorists smuggle an atomic bomb into the United States in Gardner's thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A thoroughly documented, cogently argued work by an author with vast personal experience of his topic, but perhaps too wide-ranging to be effectively pulled together into a single volume."
A career intelligence officer reflects on the uses and abuses of intelligence and the agencies that gather it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Revealing glimpses, sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling, of a world where spirits are accepted as a part of everyday life."
An American doctor who served as a government psychiatrist for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health draws on his clinical experiences to create a beguiling account of culture shock in a hospital setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Although academic and largely unspecific, the book offers much fodder for the running debate about America's role in the world."
Understanding the naïve, distorted prism through which the United States views the rest of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAKE OF FAR: STORIES by Paul R. Lilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"Thoughtful, well-observed, haunting—a great debut collection."
In this strong collection of short stories tinged with uneasiness, regret or loss, characters grapple with making sense of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >