Search Results: "Susan A. Greenfield"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMAN BRAIN by Susan A. Greenfield
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

For the lay reader, a British scientist offers an enlightening look at the human brain and mind, clarifying what researchers now know and what difficult and tantalizing questions they are still struggling to answer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2000

"Entertaining, enlightening, and convincing."
A neuroscientist's musings on how physiology and experience interact and intertwine to define an individual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From H.G. Wells to Alvin Toffler to Francis Fukuyama, writers who predict the future based on a snapshot of the present have a mediocre success rate. Readers will appreciate Greenfield's description of brain development and function but should allow a few decades to pass before agreeing that dramatic changes in computer technology will mark the end of life as we know it."
A neuroscientist skillfully explains how our unique identity and consciousness develop from the "biochemical banality" of our physical brain, and then strains to reveal how today's dazzlingly intrusive technology may change it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Challenging, stimulating perspective from an informed neuroscientist on a complex, fast-moving, hugely consequential field."
A comprehensive overview of the scientific research—albeit in its infancy—into the effects of cybertechnology on our brains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENDER ARMS OF LOVE by Susan A. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2008

"At times too sentimental, Tender Arms of Love is a compelling-enough romance to keep the pages turning."
A book that focuses on love's ability to persevere in the face of tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSOVER PROMISES by Susan A. Perkins
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A fresh, engaging look at an oft-told biblical story."
In the second installment of her Promises series, Perkins (Promises, 2010) relates the story of Christ's death and resurrection from multiple perspectives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Perhaps the least hysterical exploration into the life of urban street gangs in the US to date. (13 color, 104 b&w photos, not seen)"
paper 0-226-66772-3 An anthropologist from UCLA constructs a semiotics for decoding the graffiti markings of street gangs. Read full book review >

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PURE HEART by Susan A. Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Solid characters, extensive research and snappy dialogue transform a potentially hackneyed storyline-can the heroine open herself to love again?-into an buoyant page-turner."
An introverted wallflower living in the Wyoming of yesteryear learns that no woman is an island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Well researched and thought through—an interesting, plausible exercise in pop history that doesn't take itself too seriously."
What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had been off by a hair on Nov. 22, 1963? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATTHEW'S DRAGON by Susan Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Thoroughly satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A nifty variant on the theme of a bedtime adventure with a fabulous friend. Read full book review >

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DANNY AND THE KINGS by Susan Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Something different, and very nice, for the Christmas collection. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the renowned author of The Dark is Rising series, a Christmas tale in which the Three Kings, in the guise of truck drivers, bring a Christmas tree to a poor family: a gentle story of fraternal affection and childlike faith, with the miraculous ending diminished not an iota by the trailer park and truckstop setting. Read full book review >

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THE BOARDWALK PRINCESS by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 1993

"Good fun all the way. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Inspired by a Grimms' story and set in 19th-century Brooklyn, a lively tale about a brother and sister whose magical talent for sewing (fabric ``spoke'' to Sadie to suggest its best use; cloth that Myron rejected ``shrank and bled'') are exploited by a witch in her sweatshop. Read full book review >