Search Results: "Robert M. Hazen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Multifaceted, and glittering with drama and wit. (B&w photographs, line drawings)"
The ancient alchemists sought for gold, but the new alchemists have found diamonds—in nearly unlimited quantities, and just a good squeeze away—reports Hazen (Science/George Mason University; coauthor, Science Matters, 1992, etc.) in this sparkling gem of technological history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A report of a fascinating new theory on the Earth's origins written in a sparkling style with many personal touches."
Hazen (Earth Science/George Mason Univ.; Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins, 2005, etc.) offers startling evidence that "Earth's living and nonliving spheres" have co-evolved over the past 4 billion years. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 1990

A first-rate exposition—thorough, accessible, and entertaining—of the rudiments of scientific knowledge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"As easy and delicious as a long-simmered stock."
As the author notes, chicken soup makes an appearance in the cuisine of virtually every country in the world as a cure for everything from colds to political unrest. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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BYRON by Robert M. Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2006

"An intelligent, sometimes annoying, but ultimately exciting exploration of intolerance, superstition and the laws of nature and humankind."
Change-its ineluctability, the hopes and the fears it engenders-is the leitmotif of Tucker's coming-of-age drama. Read full book review >

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BEHAVE by Robert M. Sapolsky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"An exemplary work of popular science, challenging but accessible."
A wide-ranging, learned survey of all the making-us-tick things that, for better or worse, define us as human. Read full book review >

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FREE SPEECH IN THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY by Robert M. O'Neil
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"A pragmatic, libertarian-minded, and well-informed legal handbook for the First Amendment on campus, albeit less likely to find a place in the student union or the faculty lounge than the administration offices."
Reasonably and a bit skeptically, O'Neil reviews the recent high-wire act that higher education has performed over free speech for students and professors, from Stanford's student speech code to classroom ``content warnings'' in Iowa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Supporting both points of view with well-chosen anecdotes, a capable contribution to Ranger history. And though Utley breaks little new ground, he offers an accessible survey of some interesting—and bloody—times."
A rip-snortin', six-guns-blazin' saga of good guys and bad guys who were sometimes one and the same. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Fascinating—a fine adjunct to the art and poetry of the New England stone wall. (Photographs)"
A skillful geo-archaeological study of New England's stone walls. Read full book review >

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BURNING GARBO by Robert M. Eversz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Despite the fireworks, bad-girl Nina's third adventure is her most conventional whodunit. Expect her to be raising a family and baking cookies next time."
Paparazza Nina Zero's just trying to do her job, but people keep dying practically right under her lens. Read full book review >