Thursday, November 11 2010
For those who aren't quite so specialized in their love of words, and particularly those who are just beginning to explore the land of language, this gentle, basic introduction to the world of linguistics may be the best bet.
Wednesday, July 21 2010
George Prochnik spends his energies finding positive reasons to aspire to silence, and the resulting research comes together splendidly.
Wednesday, July 14 2010
Every quest story needs a triggering event, and Alexander serves his with with a side of tantalizing detail.
Monday, May 17 2010
As written by Deborah Blum, the early years of forensic chemistry were gushing with robust theatricality.