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Volume 101 | Number 6 | November-December 2013


The Organ of Reality

Richard Wiggins

A review of TOUCHING A NERVE: The Self as Brain, by Patricia S. Churchland

Gridding Gotham

Tim Stallmann

A review of THE MEASURE OF MANHATTAN: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, by Marguerite Holloway

How to Best the Beast Within

Jenny Jennings Foerst

A review of THE BOOK OF BARELY IMAGINED BEINGS: A 21st Century Bestiary, by Caspar Henderson

 

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