Showing 1 - 10 results of 20 for "Joan Oleck"
Book review: Battle for Ground Zero reveals searing debate over future of WTC site
Elizabeth Greenspan chronicles the highly emotional and politically charged process of planning and building the 9/11 memorial.
September 6, 2013
Book review: Science writer reveals that cancer has been with us for millennia
George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles, tries to determine what causes normal cells in the human body to suddenly mutate and multiply in a destructive manner. Apart from smoking and obesity, Joan Oleck writes, the answer is hard to pin down
August 31, 2013
Book review: Tourism, the biggest industry in the world, is rarely thought of that way, author Elizabeth Becker says
Tourism has emerged as one of the world's leading industries and is proving to be an economic saviour in the developing world. But Elizabeth Becker explains in her book that some countries have much to learn about how to manage it effectively, writes Joan Oleck
May 4, 2013
Book review: In his new book, Andrei Lankov explains why North Korea will try to remain a pariah
In his new book, Andrei Lankov argues that North Korea's leaders are neither madmen nor ideological zealots, and explains how, in an increasingly digital world, they cannot control the growing flow of information for much longer, writes Joan Oleck
April 27, 2013
Dubai profiled by author as one of four global cities on the cutting edge
According to Daniel Brook, Dubai is, with St Petersburg, Mumbai and Shanghai, one of the cities of the future. But what kind of future will that be?
March 30, 2013
Salzman examines paucity of safe drinking water in the world
Forget war or climate change, the single largest killer in the world is unsafe drinking water, writes Joan Oleck
January 3, 2013
Book review: Animal-borne pandemic could kill millions
In his new book, the science writer David Quammen contends that humanity itself is responsible for the emergence of an alarming pathogenic trend that could lead to a pandemic that kills millions, writes Joan Oleck.
November 17, 2012
What really caused the US to align in 2001 with Qaddafi's Libya?
Muammar Qaddafi's reign of horror in Libya could have been stopped at any moment, but author and former diplomat Ethan Chorin points out that the 'buffoon' met his doom only when the politics were right in the West, writes Joan Oleck.
October 20, 2012
The Fiddler on Pantico Run: a journalist's discovery of a black ancestor
When Joe Mozingo began to research his family history, he didn't just want to understand his origins but to 'read his own blueprint'. His cross-continental quest would yield some fascinating insights, writes Joan Oleck
October 12, 2012
The Last Rhinos: one man's fight for the future of Africa's behemoth
The late conservationist Lawrence Anthony gives a wonderful, personal account of his efforts to save the endangered rhino.
August 11, 2012