Search Results: "Robert A. Burton"


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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"Uninspired, but sound and handy. (Sixteen pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
From the editors of American Health magazine comes this combination cookbook and food guide, arranged by 27 categories of foods (wheat; the ``new'' grains; soy foods; fish; meat; fruit, etc.), each of which gets a general report on its nutritional or medicinal qualities, then general cooking advice and a sampling of health-conscious recipes—over 250 in all. Read full book review >

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THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1957

"Different and diverting."
Dan Davis, electronic engineer, is dumped by his venal partners and forced to take the long, cold sleep. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER OF CHRIST by Robert A. Ventresca
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An authoritative study of a deeply flawed and tragic figure of history."
Another close scrutiny of the pope excoriated for his silence during World War II and no nearer to redemption. Read full book review >

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ROCKET SHIP GALILEO by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1947

"Claim to rival Jules Verne is a trifle immodest — but at that it's good enough yarning on its own."
A nice piece of science fantasy by an author well known for his science fiction. Read full book review >

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METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: April 25, 1958

"A genetic gambit- and inventive."
Through carefully controlled inbreeding, some 100,000 members of the Howard Families have achieved a life expectancy twice that of ordinary men and women- and this, when revealed, earns them the envy and enmity of the shorter-lived. Read full book review >

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WALDO and MAGIC, INC. by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: Feb. 16, 1949

"An expert technician in this field, Heinlein produces able, highly imaginative tall tales."
Two science fiction fantasies — both projected into worlds of the future. Read full book review >

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THE ROLLING STONES by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1952

"We leave the Stones taking off from Mars 'outward bound to the ends of the Universe'."
Mr. Heinlein wonder of wonders- has turned out a WHOLESOME book on outer space. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR THE STARS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1956

"A catchy story that spoofs humanity's foibles and comments on them endearingly, this strengthens Heinlein's niche in the science fiction field yet further."
Mr. Heinlein's latest book is set in the far distant future when even space ships have been outdated and man is travelling by torchship. Read full book review >