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Volume 101 | Number 5 | September-October 2013


The Silver Lining

Fenella Saunders

A review of HIDDEN BEAUTY: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science, by Norman Barker and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue

The Life of a Star

Fenella Saunders

A review of STEPHEN HAWKING: Riddles of Time and Space, by Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy, with art by Zach Bassett

What Makes a Good Scientist?

Katie L. Burke

A review of LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST, by Edward O. Wilson

The Greatest Show on Earth

Jenny Jennings Foerst

A review of WHAT ON EARTH? 100 of Our Planet’s Most Amazing New Species, by Quentin Wheeler and Sara Pennak

 

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