Search Results: "Philip Ball"


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SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Often slow going, but worth the effort."
The life and times of Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, the "father of modern medicine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALL by Tara Ison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Freaky, nasty, highly original, and unforgettable, whether you like it or not."
Elegant, creepy short stories with a horror-film sensibility. Read full book review >

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BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A revelatory look at a seminal period in art history."
The intellectual revolution in medieval France, as embodied in the architecture of a great cathedral. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A solid, well-written overview of molecular chemistry."
British science writer Ball (Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water, 2000, etc.) offers a short introduction to chemistry, with a strong emphasis on that of our own bodies. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A superb and quenching portrait of this modest association of atoms that alone permits life among us. (30 b&w illustrations)"
Water may be the universal solvent, but Ball (Designing the Molecular World, not reviewed) uses its history and properties, along with his artful narrative voice, to transfix readers. Read full book review >

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BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Solid scientific history, entertainingly presented."
Having taken readers on a guided tour of molecules (Stories of the Invisible, 2001), Nature consultant editor Ball now turns his attention to the elements. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A highly provocative work of popular science."
Can human nature be reduced to a set of laws that can then be used to organize society? By this intriguing account, many a physicist is now exploring such a question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to any artist's—or art lover's—library."
Great art requires talent, hard work, and a singular vision—and it doesn't hurt to have a chemistry set nearby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING PHILIP by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 18, 1950

"Mark this as a three star attraction — for school, regional interest and a swell story."
A thrilling and sincerely conceived story of the great chief of the Narragansett Indians who led a "rebellion" against the New England colonists in 1675. Read full book review >