Volume 90 | Number 2 | March-April 2002
A review of The Universe in a Nutshell, by Stephen Hawking
A review of Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness, by Alan Rabinowitz
A review of The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters, by Seth R. Reice
A review of The World According to Pimm: A Scientist Audits the Earth, by Stuart L. Pimm
A review of Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food, by Daniel Charles, and The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants, by Paul F. Lurquin
A review of Science, Truth, and Democracy, by Philip Kitcher
A review of Megawatts and Megatons: A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age? by Richard L. Garwin and Georges Charpak
A review of Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, by Oliver Sacks
Total Records : 15
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
to view all of our Pizza Lunch Podcasts!
A free daily summary of the latest news in scientific research. Each story is summarized concisely and linked directly to the original source for further reading.
An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns,
and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.
News of book reviews published in
and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.
To sign up for automatic emails of the
Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an
online profile, then sign up in the
My AmSci area.