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Editors' Note: Scientists' Nightstand

The Scientists’ Nightstand is American Scientist’s new book-review section. It will appear occasionally and will offer brief reviews and other books-related content. Please see also our newly launched Scientists’ Nightstand e-newsletter, which notes books coverage and news from the world of science publishing:

As always, we welcome your letters. Correspondence can be sent to nightstand at amsci dot org or to Anna Lena Phillips, Book Review Editor, American Scientist, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, 3106 East NC Hwy. 54, P.O. Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3975.

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