Search Results: "Richard Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

COLOGNE NO. 10 FOR MEN by Richard Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace."
A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2002

"Morris's afterword makes it clear that science doesn't have all the answers—perhaps never will—but it's diverting and instructive at least to see the process."
Really big questions: Morris, a physicist who writes frequently on science, borrows a leaf from the philosopher's book to discourse engagingly on God, time, truth, mind, and such like. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

THE UNIVERSE, THE ELEVENTH DIMENSION, AND EVERYTHINGWhat We Know and How We Know ItMorris, Richard Read full book review >

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WELL CONSIDERED by Richard Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A multilayered thriller that tackles issues of race and history in America, but comes up short of a fully nuanced examination."
A present-day racist incident launches a search for answers about a 1907 lynching in the new novel by Morris (Cologne No. 10 for Men, 2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A good survey not only of infinity, but of the scientific revolutions that have grown out of our attempts to grapple with the concept."
The idea of the infinite has baffled thinkers since ancient times; now a top science writer tries to shed light on the concept. Read full book review >

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MASJID MORNING by Richard Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A thought-provoking and ultimately moving story that looks at love, human nature, and conservative religion."
In the latest novel from Morris (Canoedling in Cleveland, 2014, etc.), a pair of star-crossed lovers—one Muslim, one Christian—face familial and societal pressures in rural Maryland.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Okay science popularizing—but nearly indistinguishable from dozens of other books on the subject."
From physicist and science writer Morris (The Edges of Science, 1990, etc.): a nontechnical introduction to recent developments in cosmology. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE, BABY! by Richard Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Certainly cute enough, and a good complement to Robie H. Harris's Mail Harry to the Moon, illustrated by Michael Emberley (2008). (Picture book. 3-6)"
New-baby books for skeptical siblings abound, but here the older brother is still young enough to be prone to a tantrum or two himself. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose is steadfastly determined to achieve stardom amid the stars. Read full book review >

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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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