A History of Rain, the Flavors of Vietnam, Dazzling Dragonflies | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2015


A seamless blending of personal narrative with scientific and cultural explanations, the plethora of scents and flavors of Vietnam come to life, a vivid compilation of photographs that is a treat for nature lovers

The Voyager Mission, Evolutionary Theory, Recipes for Baking Bread | Science & Technology Reviews, February 1, 2015


Bell recaps Voyager’s surprising discoveries; typographical errors aside, Eldredge presents an attractive book with superb images; Hever promotes a plant-based diet; home bakers will savor Bread.

Bukowski, Dylan, von Furstenberg, Robots, & the New American Generation | Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2015, Pt. 2


Bukowski, Charles. On Writing. Ecco. Jul. 2015. 112p. ISBN 9780062396006. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062395986.LITERATURE/LETTERS The great cultural iconoclast Bukowski hasn’t been with us for two decades, but you can still hire him on as a writing teacher by reading this collection of his correspondence with publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers. Lots of insights into […]

Handcrafted Beverages, Healthy Living, plus a History of Humankind & All Things Tomato | Science & Technology Reviews, December 2014


A homespun modern classic from English and Altman, a compelling prescription for healthy living, Harari’s ideas may be controversial for some readers, read LeHoullier’s advice and a supermarket tomato will never taste good again.

Penguins and Back Pain and Military Dogs Oh My! | Science & Technology Reviews


Of the many books on perennially popular penguins, this is far and away the best; an invaluable work to those facing the onset of back pain and the dizzying range of treatment choices; proof of the intensity of the human-animal bond.

Fiction from Abercrombie and Hodgson; Nonfiction from Hofmann | Audiobook Reviews


Abercrombie entertains and surprises with plot twists right up to the final pages, Lee does an excellent job telling Hodgson’s story and bringing its many characters to life, a familial “contract” that covers behavior on tech devices and online.

China, Russia, Guantánamo Bay, South Africa | Current Events Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 2


Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. S. & S. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781476755717. $28. MEMOIR/POLITICAL Here’s a revealing story of contemporary Russia, featuring American financier Browder, who made a bundle by heading up an investment fund in post-Soviet Russia, then called down certain […]

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Science & Technology Reviews | September 1, 2013


Reviews of Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor, The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, plus a full list of Science & Technology titles from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2014, Pt. 4: Cosmology, Technology, & the Brain


American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How To Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones. Houghton Harcourt. Jan. 2014. ed. by Debra Horwitz & others. 384p. ISBN 9780547738918. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780547834450. PETS/DOGS Why decode your dog’s behaviors? Because, explains this first-ever book from the American […]