Search Results: "Robert A. Burton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A new way of looking at knowledge that merits close reading by scientists and general readers alike."
A wide-ranging exploration of cognition, certainty and what we mean when we say we "know" something is true. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2013

"An informative, witty, provocative meditation on the mind-brain paradox."
A neurologist criticizes the emerging new language that attaches the prefix "neuro" to economics, linguistics, marketing and attempts to explain market crashes by fMRI brain scans. Read full book review >

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DOC-IN-A-BOX by Robert A. Burton
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

A doctor's fall and return to grace against a backdrop of medical and legal corruption: a neurologist's heavy-handed fiction debut. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY OF THE NIGHTLY JAGUAR by Burton Albert
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"The book is visually interesting but not successful as a story nor poetic meditation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The setting sun and raindrops become a jaguar at night, stalking in the jungle, in this story inspired by the markings on a terracotta urn made by the Mayans sometime between the seventh and tenth centuries a.d. Read full book review >

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"A mathematically supported, engaging read on how probabilities are frequently used, misunderstood and creatively applied to shape our daily lives."
Hitlin, who earned a doctorate degree in political science from Vanderbilt University, explores the application of probability theory to everyday scenarios including finance, gaming and law. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2009

"A one-way trip through the flatlands of one man's truth, but if quotes float your boat, hop on board."
A father posits platitudes for his offspring. Read full book review >

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COMBAT SWIMMER by Robert A. Gormly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"A candid and unstinting military memoir. (8 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Captain Gormly, USN (Ret.), a much-decorated, high-ranking SEAL who served for all of 29 years in this elite, secret arm of the navy, recalls his high-risk tours of duty in Vietnam, Granada, the Persian Gulf, and the suspense-filled mission to capture the hijackers of the Achille Lauro. Read full book review >

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FINAL EDIT by Robert A. Carter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Fortunately, though, Nick's more florid snobberies have been seriously pruned; he's considerably easier to take here than in his debut, Casual Slaughters (1992)."
Publisher Nicholas Barlow's dead star editor, Parker Foxcroft (``the man bore the names of two private schools''), was so well- hated that anyone might have killed him. Read full book review >

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REVOLT IN 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: March 15, 1954

"For the followers, able yarning."
Volume III in a series (The Man Who Sold The Moon and The Green Hills of Earth) contains three tales of America's future. Read full book review >

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FOR US, THE LIVING by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Though you can occasionally see the pulp SF guy lurking behind the narrative's stoic face here, this is definitely more academic exercise than worthy fiction."
The world as it should be—according to the late Heinlein (d. 1988). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1974

"However, Caro's tremendous, artfully compiled detail, based on dozens of interviews and exhaustive source-hunting, ensure that The Power Broker will be acclaimed as the definitive monument to Moses, as well as a key study of the web of political figures connected with, and against, Moses' career."
At the height of his power Robert Moses was emperor of nearly all New York State public works—bridges, highways, housing, parks, electrical power, the World's Fair and the United Nations—without ever holding elected office. Read full book review >