Search Results: "Roger Penrose"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A challenging examination of a central problem of modern philosophy, with no final answers but plenty of food for thought. (76 line drawings) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A leading critic of artificial intelligence research returns to the attack, attempting to lay the groundwork for an analysis of the true nature of intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE LARGE, THE SMALL AND THE HUMAN MIND by Roger Penrose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Penrose pushes the available analytical tools to the limit, and the result is far from light reading, but those willing to think hard about fundamental questions of mind and matter will find this discussion provocative and rewarding."
Lectures by a renowned mathematician and physicist on the connections of relativity and quantum theory (the science of the very large and the very small), with an eye to understanding the nature of the mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2011

"A controversial but intriguing theory that will challenge readers but is well worth the effort."
Award-winning physicist Penrose (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, 2006, etc.) challenges current theoretical models of the Big Bang. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not particularly gripping as fiction, but engrossing and provocative nonetheless."
British F&SF grandmaster Aldiss (Common Clay, 1996, etc.) teams up with distinguished physicist-mathematician Penrose to offer a polemic, presented from a wealth of viewpoints, whose binding principle is that Mars should be left pristine, a refuge for science and contemplation, rather than systematically exploited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

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TOYS by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An unassuming little gem. (Board books. 6-18 mos.)"
A bright pink cover contains a simple yet ingenious vocabulary builder for young babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TOUCH AND FEEL HONK! HONK! by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A couple are pretty lame—the fire engine has shiny foil lights, the pickup a similarly shiny grill—and appeal more to the eye than the fingers, but overall, this bruiser will likely see plenty of use. (Ages 1-2)"
With testosterone fairly vibrating from its pages, this vertically oriented, slightly oversized book celebrates Big Machines That Go Vroom, including a semi, a dump truck, a fire engine, a backhoe, a pickup and a concrete mixer: "This is a very useful truck / With an important job to do, / Mixing up the concrete / And delivering it too!" Read full book review >

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EMBRACING FRY BREAD by Roger Welsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Welsch's gratitude toward the Omahas and Pawnees is real, his outrage at their painful history is justified, and his story is proof that Native American culture is still alive and complex."
A Nebraska-born folklorist shares how his life and perspectives have changed as a result of his 60-year-long relationship with Native American communities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2005

"Cohen's superb history restores them to memory."
The Nazi death camps were populated by "Jews and so-called troublemakers"—and at the very end of WWII, writes Cohen (Hearts Grown Brutal, 1998), by Americans who fit the description. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMONG WHALES by Roger Payne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Payne has delivered more than the most dedicated whale enthusiast could ask for: a book of great beauty, integrity, and understanding, pure pleasure even if you can't tell a sperm from a killer."
Befitting a creature with a heart weighing six tons, freelance writer and biologist Payne brings a lot of love, an encyclopedic knowledge, and an expansive imagination to this exquisitely written study of whales. Read full book review >