Search Results: "Richard M.D. Restak"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A dog's tale with enough imagination to forgive its fleas."
This young adult book follows a precocious, rural dog named Button and her diverse group of animal friends as they journey from exploring nature to waging war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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: 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1994

"Some new wine, but mostly old brew in old bottles."
Neuropsychiatrist Restak (The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own, 1991, etc.) tackles age-old questions about the nature of free will, thought, emotion, and creativity in the process of explicating the theory of the modular brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is the best type of self-help: sound information as a starting point for seeking treatment."
Concise, thorough and up-to-date, this American Cancer Society guide offers concrete help to women who have been diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCLERODERMA BOOK by M.D. Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A sound resource, both informative and practical."
A little understood disorder, scleroderma is a particularly thorny medical problem: neither cause nor cure is known, and the disease presents in multiple guises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Like Barbara Kirwin's The Mad, The Bad, and The Innocent, this book focuses too much on the analyst. (Author tour)"
A psychiatrist who meets the criminally insane tells all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL DANCE by M.D. Grayson
Released: March 9, 2012

"With two more books in the works and a cast of interesting characters awaiting development, this author is worth watching."
A PI operates his firm with a tattooed female partner in this Pacific Northwest noir. Read full book review >