This is the International Mystery Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

Customer Comments

Jessica Moore has commented on (5) products.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl

Jessica Moore, January 11, 2013

Suspenseful! How you feel about the characters in Flynn's novel will change with ever passing page. The story is engaging, complex, and spellbinding and at times you feel like you are right in the middle of their lives. Telling the same story through two points of view make the novel seem like a conversation between yourself and these characters.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Jessica Moore, January 11, 2013

Wow! Animals, viruses, mysteries, travel...you get in all in Spillover. Quammen did a fantastic job of exploring these zoonotic virus origins all over the world--he provides enough detail to explain the complexity of the situations but doesn't overwhelm the reader with technical lingo and jargon. Many of the viruses (and bacterium) discussed will amaze you and making you feel a little uneasy about how closely the world is connected!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No



The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

Jessica Moore, August 4, 2012

Very interesting read. Wolf really tries to build a bigger picutre of what a modern paleo diet should lok like while giving you enouh detail and science about why our modern grain-dairy heavy diet is harmful. This wws recommemded to me because of a recent autoimmune diagnosis, so I am going to give Wolf the 30 days he asks for, eating his way. For me, trying is the only way to see if his diet suggestions will make me more healthy. I recommend reading with a healthy level of skeptocism...but also an open mind about how our bodies respond to the foods we feed upon.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Jessica Moore, January 1, 2012

This book moved my mind and my heart. In reading Skloot's adventures with the Lacks family, the researchers, and other players in Henrietta's story I felt I was a member of the Lacks family and seeking the truth about the HeLa cells. Learning about the evolution of cell cultivation, the history of medical care for the black community in the 50s, and a very personal story of a single woman was life changing. I am familiar with the communities that tell the story of Henrietta so I was able to picture the places and the people along the journey told by Skloot. An amazing story!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



An Invitation to Environmental Sociology
An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

Jessica Moore, September 8, 2010

Book provides an interesting perspective on environmental issues, human behaviors, and history of how the two interact. Many of the chapters made me really think about my behaviors, where they stem from, and how they really impact me and my interaction with my community and environment.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)



spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.