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Volume 101 | Number 3 | May-June 2013


Editors' Note: Scientists' Nightstand

The Editors

This issue marks the debut of our new, brief and occasional books section

A Life with Whales

Hallie Sessoms

A brief review of Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas, by Eva Saulitis

The Sharpest Eye in the Sky

Fenella Saunders

A brief review of Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, by Terence Dickinson

Two Antarctic Tales

David Schoonmaker

A brief review of em>Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent, by Gabrielle Walker, and Secrets of the Ice: Antarctica’s Clues to Climate, the Universe, and the Limits of Life, by Veronica Meduna

When the World Went Digital

Fenella Saunders

A review of Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson

 

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