Search Results: "Roger Lewin"


BOOK REVIEW

COMPLEXITY by Roger Lewin
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 1992

"Taking the long view, complexity—explored so well here—may be seen as a corrective reaction to molecular biology: a restoration of the old-fashioned physiologists' and systems- theorists' point of view, revitalized with the aid of supercomputers."
What happens when you take computer pros, AI folk, brain modelers, ecologists, evolutionists, biologists, and students of chaos, sprinkle them with enthusiasm, and kindle a search for order? Out may come complexity—touted as the "new science of the nineties.'' Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ATTRACTION OF THINGS by Roger Lewinter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A provocative, sometimes-baffling set of riffs on inanimate objects and death, in that order."
A reissue of the author's 1985 novella, an elliptical meditation on possessions and their loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Notes Toward an Understanding,'' for every theory is conjecture, but there are also many fine nuggets to be mined. (Photos, not seen) (First serial to Discover)"
Ape-language specialist Savage-Rumbaugh and science writer Lewin (co-author of Origins with Richard Leakey, 1977) run the superchimp Kanzi past us once again with this latest in the current deluge of books on animal brain power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1995

"Eloquently argued and rigorously supported by scientific evidence, this is a powerful document in the fight to preserve our natural heritage while there is still time. (20 b&w photos and line drawings, not seen) (Author tour)"
Here's a sobering look at the human race's impact on its environment, from the authors of Origins (1977) and Origins Reconsidered (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY OF LOVE IN SOLITUDE by Roger Lewinter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A daunting but well-crafted and original look at relationships."
A trio of sketches, first published in 1989, about the nature of affection by the veteran Swiss experimentalist (The Attraction of Things, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2000

"An accessible and interesting new view of the distant past."
A well-rendered tale of scientific detective work and scholarly controversy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"If so, it's a tingling farewell; if not, it's still vintage Leakey. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A superb update of the 1977 bestseller Origins, in which famed anthropologist Leakey (One Life, 1984, etc.), assisted by veteran science-writer Lewin (Bones of Contention, 1987), pondered the mysteries of human nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN DO IT! by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A winner of an early reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Channeling the can-do attitude of a certain little engine, Lewin's alligator comes out on top with some help from his friend and despite the bullying of another gator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUMPY FEET by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT AM I? WHERE AM I? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This latest entry in the I Like to Read series can be paired with Lewin's Look! (2012) as natural history for the very young. (Early reader. 2-6)"
A straightforward guessing game connects iconic animals to their habitats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STABLE by Ted Lewin
Kirkus Star
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Beautiful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As he did in his acclaimed At Gleason's Gym (2007), Lewin conveys the spirit of a Brooklyn institution through sumptuously detailed, luminous watercolors. Read full book review >