Search Results: "Richard M.D. Restak"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"Certainly a lot of useful information, but a small voice must still ask: Doesn't writing a book touting today's world as the Big-Time Anxiety Age count as a bit of hype in itself?"
Are you anxious to the point you're incapacitated and woefully unwell? Then this one's for you. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Overall, Restak has managed a remarkable sweep of information in a short book: proving that if you lay down your anatomical landmarks in advance, you can lead the reader to some very exciting and promising brain(land)scapes. (15 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An orthodox approach that works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Cocktail party conversation—light and lively, but ultimately disappointing."
Restak (The Mind, 1988; The Brain, 1984, etc.) rests on his laurels a bit with these brief, breezy essays on technological innovations, ethical issues, and as-yet-unsolved mysteries in the fast-developing field of neurology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A good summary of current research, along with some lurid alarm-sounding."
Veteran neuroscience popularizer and psychiatrist Restak (Poe's Heart and the Mountain Climber, 2004, etc.) approaches with both excitement and caution a decade's worth of brain-imaging discoveries linking particular nerve circuits to complex behaviors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"After reading this absorbing autobiography, readers will too. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Just what one would expect from the no-nonsense Elders: an unvarnished account that tells as much about our society as about her remarkable life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Never again will endlessly poring over a crossword or Sudoku puzzle be considered a waste of time."
Neuroscientist Restak (Think Smart: A Neuroscientist's Prescription for Improving Your Brain's Performance, 2009, etc.) and puzzle-designer Kim provide mental activities, and the reasoning behind them, for brain-performance enhancement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECEPTORS by Richard M. Restak
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1994

The bland title to psychiatrist/neurologist Restak's latest (The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, 1991, etc.) refers to the fascinating subject of drugs and the brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >