Search Results: "Sean Carroll"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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: 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 >

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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: Sept. 1, 1993

"Well-done popular history that will delight older fans while providing a solid introduction to newer students of the game. (One hundred b&w photos—not seen)"
An informal retrospective on pro football in the 1960's, skillfully blending facts, figures, and historical analysis with a fan's joyful nostalgia. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >

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THE DARK QUEEN by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stock characters and predictable situations, not worth revisiting in the promised sequel involving younger sister Gabrielle."
Carroll's latest romance (The Bride Finder, 1998, etc.) fulfills the generic rules in pedestrian fashion, swinging back to a time of witchery in France on the eve of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Read full book review >

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PEAKS ON THE HORIZON by Charlie Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A gripping, enlightening journey."
An English traveler examines the occupation of Tibet firsthand while crossing paths with a Tibetan refugee whose life exemplifies that conflict. Read full book review >