Volume 91 | Number 1 | January-February 2003
Charles Darwin: The Power of Place, the second volume of Janet Browne's intimate yet clinical biography, is as remarkable as its subject
Claudine Cohen's The Fate of the Mammoth reanimates the icon in all its legendary and scientific glory
Timothy Ferris's Seeing in the Dark conveys the excitement of backyard stargazing
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
Stephen Wilson's Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology reexamines the relationship of art to scientific and technological research
Kenneth D. Bergeron's Tritium on Ice is an illuminating analysis of U.S. plans for the resupply of tritium for nuclear weapons
Jon Beckwith recounts a double career in research and social activism in Making Genes, Making Waves
Steven Pinker proves himself a master of the simplistic dichotomy in The Blank Slate
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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