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Volume 102 | Number 2 | March-April 2014


Around the Cosmos in 192 Pages

Corey S. Powell

A review of The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe!, by Brian May, Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott

Surviving a Perfect Storm

Fenella Saunders

A review of The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them and How They Shape Life, by Norman MacLeod

“The Sight That Met Us Was Shocking”

Dianne Timblin

A review of Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student's Journal, by Michael John Hargrave

 

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Happy Birthday to Alvin! August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Alvin, the submersible that has been so influential in ocean research, including the discovery of hydrothermal vents. In 2014, a retrofitted Alvin also took its first test cruise.

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