PositiveThe Post and CourierRobyn Arianrhod...adds the latest cornerstone to the edifice of Harriot’s resurrected reputation. Hers is an authoritative, often engrossing marriage of history and science ... By studying his life and career, Harriot helps us understand how modern mathematics and science began to emerge. Arianrhod’s is a significant achievement.
RaveThe Post and Courier...a fitting coda to an exemplary literary and medical career, displaying the essential humanity and spaciousness of mind that his readers have long come to expect ... Contained in this wide-ranging valedictory volume are the customary clinical case studies from his medical practice, generally in aid of clarifying a condition or illuminating a concept. But there is also an array of musings ... Sacks offers passionate odes to libraries, photography’s revelations on movement, fossil botany, gardens, the wonder of crystals ... Sacks, justifiably called the \'poet laureate of science,\' will be keenly missed, not only for the elegance and potency of his writing, but for his critically important championing of science in an age of science denial.
PositiveThe Post and Courier\"... these brief, daily entries range so widely, from sharp, wistful or cranky to eccentric and grandmotherly. Of course, as with most undertakings of this sort, the entries are highly variable and their qualities uneven ... At her best, Morris is perceptive and astute, her tenor improvisational ... But she also can be naive and a bit gloomy.\