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Family Album

Brian Hayes

A review of Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World, a book of portraits by Mariana Cook

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Overpopulated, but Still Untamed

Fenella Saunders

A review of Wild China: Natural Wonders of the World’s Most Enigmatic Land, by Phil Chapman and the BBC Wild China Team

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For Every Bird a Nest

Anna Lena Phillips

A review of photographer Rosamund Purcell's Egg and Nest

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Short takes on three books

David Schoonmaker, Elsa Youngsteadt, Greg Ross

The Model T • American Pests • Flotsametrics and the Floating World

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Short takes on three books

Anna Lena Phillips, Morgan Ryan, Greg Ross

Potato • Gaither’s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations • Decoding the Heavens

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Short takes on three books

Amos Esty, Greg Ross, Tony Miksanek

Trying Leviathan What Have You Changed Your Mind About? The Lost Art of Walking

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Winter 2008 Roundup: Coffee-Table Books

David Schoonmaker, Catherine Clabby, Fenella Saunders, Morgan Ryan, Anna Lena Phillips, Flora Taylor

We present some of our favorite recent science and math coffee-table books

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It's All Relative

Fenella Saunders

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