Search Results: "Sean B. Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A thought-provoking challenge to complacency."
An exploration of how "just as there are molecular rules that regulate the numbers of different kinds of molecules and cells in the body, there are ecological rules that regulate the numbers and kinds of animals and plants in a given place." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Deserves to find its way into schoolrooms across the nation."
The key to understanding diversity in nature is what happens in the embryo, says Carroll (Genetics/Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), and he provides compelling proof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An important story well-told."
A chronicle of the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod, skillfully combining science, biography and history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology."
How the secrets of evolution slowly revealed themselves to those intrepid enough to seek them out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2010

"Not for the scientifically disinclined, but determined readers will come away with a rewarding grasp of a complex subject."
A revealing look into the fourth and thorniest dimension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"A brilliantly lucid exposition of profound philosophical and scientific issues in a language accessible to lay readers."
"From the perspective of a vast, seemingly indifferent cosmos," do our lives really matter? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fascinating chronicle of an important chapter in fundamental science."
A leading particle physicist explains why the official confirmation of the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson ("the God Particle") was a world-changing scientific milestone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASCENSION by Michael Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"One of those rare sequels that exceed the first. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Carroll heads back to the world he created for Super Human (2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1996

"A fresh retelling of old stories about a son's struggles with his father and his God, and a memoir that may help put more demons to rest for others of the '60s generation. (Author tour)"
An ex-priest's confessional attempt to make peace with his dead father. Read full book review >