Search Results: "William R. Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM CLARK AND THE SHAPING OF THE WEST by Landon Y. Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2004

"A readable, welcome contribution in this bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery's transcontinental journey."
A well-considered life of Capt. William Clark, reluctant hero of the early frontier. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A scientist's careful, unsensational account of the current status of research into aging that requires from the reader a level of commitment well beyond mere curiosity."
A virtual textbook on what the growing knowledge of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology is revealing about the basic mechanisms of aging. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE ORIGINS OF DEATH by William R. Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Strikingly well argued and clear."
Speculations on life and death from a professor of cellular biology at UCLA. ``We die because our cells die,'' Clark says. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Although Clark insists that if one is to understand molecular medicine, one must first understand molecular biology, those who find his biology lectures too academic for comfort can still savor the well-wrought medical and ethical discussions."
An exposition of the revolutionary changes in medicine coming in the next century as well as discussion of some of the ethical problems these will create. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A good idea that, given his overall enthusiasm and mastery in explaining complex science, might persuade more than a few readers."
A lucid, up-to-date account of the body's immune system from a pro who has taught the subject at UCLA for 25 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEWIS & CLARK by Nick Bertozzi
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Slated to be the first in a series on explorers, this expedition ends with high hopes for subsequent volumes. (selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
With masterful command, Bertozzi offers an innovative take on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's epic journey in this oversized graphic offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARK GABLE by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Frankly, my dears, it's time to look beyond the love lives of movie stars."
Sex-obsessed biography of the man who was Rhett Butler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARK GABLE by Jane Ellen Wayne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1993

"Wayneland recycled."
The King of Tragedy is discovered behind the King of Hollywood—by the Queen of Trash Bios. Read full book review >