Search Results: "William J. Broad"


BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A fascinating, persuasive case for demythologizing yoga and recognizing its true value to mind and body."
A fair, well-reasoned assessment of the many extraordinary claims made for yoga. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Hungarians have a reputation for morose introspection, with associated high suicide rates'') detract from what is otherwise an important and eye- opening exposÇ. (B&w photographs and drawings—not seen.)"
New York Times science-writer Broad (Star Warriors, 1985, etc.), twice a Pulitzer-winner, presents a refreshingly factual account of how physicist Edward Teller sold the Star Wars concept to two conservative Administrations—and adds some prescient comments on how to prevent such apparent abuses of power in the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Nonetheless, The Oracle is an eye-opening account that will fascinate fans of both ancient history and modern science."
Thoughtfully blending geology, archaeology and ancient history, New York Times staffer Broad (The Universe Below, 1997, etc.) shows scientists unraveling one of antiquity's mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: April 17, 1997

"Broad's sympathetic portrayal of the new breed of underwater scientists and explorers, and of their state-of-the-art equipment, make this a fascinating account of the newest frontier. (illustrations)"
The exploration of the ocean depths is one of the newest of sciences; here's a capable summary of the progress to date. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF VIRTUES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by William J. Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The virtues espoused, assumed to be objective categories rooted in common sense and in universal moral imperatives, are as perennial as the grass, and even if they have become buzzwords in today's political climate, the book is not just for the ethically challenged. (Anthology. 11-13)"
A book with a mission—its purpose, in some people's minds, could not be more timely nor more necessary. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM IN RUSSIA by William J. vanden Heuvel
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Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A well-executed anthology on a difficult subject, with a strong variety of insider perspectives on the Russian chimera."
A variegated, intense compendium of contemporary thought on the Russian future, providing a plenitude of useful and thought-provoking viewpoints. Read full book review >

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SPACE AGE by William J. Walter
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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An awful lot like a standard space trip: spectacular blastoff, then lots of monotonous information-processing with occasional glimpses of heavenly glory. (Myriad color photos.)"
By-the-numbers history of the space age, a companion volume to an upcoming six-part PBS series. Read full book review >