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Volume 91 | Number 1 | January-February 2003

The Hundred Greatest Stars, Encyclopedia of Rain Forests, and more...

Laying Bare Darwin's Secrets

Keith Thomson

Charles Darwin: The Power of Place, the second volume of Janet Browne's intimate yet clinical biography, is as remarkable as its subject

Mammoth as Mascot

Claudine Cohen

Claudine Cohen's The Fate of the Mammoth reanimates the icon in all its legendary and scientific glory

Amateur Night

David Levy

Timothy Ferris's Seeing in the Dark conveys the excitement of backyard stargazing

Crime-Scene Scene

James Starrs

Forensic-science potpourri: Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death, by Jessica Snyder Sachs; Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers, by Michael Baden and Marian Roach; Cracking Cases: The Science of Solving Crimes, by Henry C. Lee with Thomas W. O'Neil; The Forensic Science of C.S.I., by Katherine Ramsland; and No Stone Unturned: The True Story of NecroSearch International, the WorldÆs Premier Forensic Investigators, by Steve Jackson

Information Inspiration

Alice Benessia

Stephen Wilson's Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology reexamines the relationship of art to scientific and technological research

Atoms for (War and) Peace

Wolfgang Panofsky

Kenneth D. Bergeron's Tritium on Ice is an illuminating analysis of U.S. plans for the resupply of tritium for nuclear weapons

Biologist at the Barricades

Daniel Kevles

Jon Beckwith recounts a double career in research and social activism in Making Genes, Making Waves

Making Hay with Straw Men

John Dupré

Steven Pinker proves himself a master of the simplistic dichotomy in The Blank Slate

Crystallizing a Life in Science

Angela Creager

Brenda Maddox's biography Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA frees its subject from the bind of James D. Watson's The Double Helix

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