“. . . a very handsome book . . . will sit with quiet elegance on your coffee table for guests to peruse if ever the conversation should lag.”
“. . . if you prefer your geek humor untouched by any of that fancy-shmancy edjumacated stuff, this book is probably not for you.”
“. . . readers will walk away looking at water infrastructure in new ways . . . as a call to action.”
“The science of epigenetics is going to be huge . . .”
“Read this book and you’ll toss out all the plastic in your cabinets, rethink your hand sanitizers, go back to bar soap, fret about the labels in your bed materials, think thrice about cosm
“It’s a tough—and gargantuan—job, saving the planet, so why shouldn’t some of it fall to the recovering alcoholic, ex-arm-wrestling, street brawling survivor of a near-death experience?”
“Mr. Blum paints a vivid picture of the Internet, and gives a sense that it is more than just the mysterious interstitial digital space between your computer and mine.”
“It’s comforting to know that the people we rely on care about us and their work with all their hearts.
“In Pursuit of the Unknown is a really fun read. . . . Ian Stewart is a genius . . .”
“Through her remarkable journey Carly Fleischmann has become a national figure as she explores every aspect of what it means to be autistic within her writing.
“Men and women who have shared the infertility experience will find words that speak for them and to them in this book.
“SNAP is a bit different from Ms.
“The tale of Mr g is about the creation (and the end) of the universe.
“Quantum theory is weird, yes, but it absolutely has to be the way it is in order to explain the weird behavior of the world we live in. . . .
“In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman describes the problem of creating the most efficient solution to computing the shortest travel route—visiting each city on a list and returnin
“Ms. Herz indeed proves her point about ‘benign masochism.’ We are disgusted by disgust. And we can’t stop reading about it.”
“That, indeed, would likely be the best use of Nine Algorithms that Changed the Future: as an adjunct text in a freshman computer science course.
“Conversations with Opa is not a lengthy tome, but its contents cover the origins of life evolving from one-celled animals and four billion years of evolution, progressing to the f
“Understanding Autism offers an extremely useful overview of many of the issues currently being explored today in connection with autism. . . .
“Though Pathological Altruism may not be fodder for the leisure reading public, it will lead the way for future investigators and scientists to open the doors of inquiry into a new
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“Those wild and crazy mathematicians! . . . The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 is so valuable that this reviewer plans to read it twice again. . . .
In medieval England the violent winds that tore through the woodlands on a lord’s estate brought bounty to the local peasants.
“This book is recommended to anyone involved in health care—from student to practitioner to teacher or administrator—to remind us all of the traditions that nurture and feed us.
“Parents of children who have been diagnosed as belonging to one of these groups and adults who have been living with any of these labels will find positive affirmation and encouraging advi