Search Results: "Susan Greenfield"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A flavorful, balanced piece of music-biz history."
Greenfield (A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties, 2009, etc.) delivers a compulsively readable, evenhanded biography of Atlantic Records' founder. Read full book review >

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A Change of Consciousness by Rand Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A lighthearted, appealing journey through America from the '60s to the present day."
Greenfield's debut memoir traverses his own memories, from his cultural awakening during the hippie movement of the 1960s to the many places it led him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"How we decide is no small matter, as our choices, public and private, nearly always affect lives beyond our own. Greenfield aims to make us more mindful of this fact—a worthwhile goal, if unevenly executed."
Face it: Your decision about whether to read this book rests on factors too numerous to catalog and too unconscious to understand. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN CHILDREN by Howard Greenfield
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Milton Meltzer described the Holocaust's heroic gentiles in Rescue (1988); now, the author of Books (1976, 1989) and several artists' biographies presents the experiences of some of those saved—children, hidden in Europe, who later emigrated to the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Well-intentioned but flawed."
An environmental activist's travelogue about the 104-day coast-to-coast bike ride that he transformed into a radical experiment in low-impact living. Read full book review >