Search Results: "Sean Carroll"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. 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 >