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Volume 91 | Number 2 | March-April 2003

Particle Portraiture

Eric Swanson

The Particle Odyssey is a richly illustrated survey of experimental developments and evolving theories in particle physics.

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Steve Kennedy

In The Millennium Problems, Keith Devlin tries to describe in lay terms "The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time." But no nonmathematician is going to even understand whey they're important, let alone win the million-dollar prize for solving one.

Node by Node

Stephan Mertens

Linked: The New Science of Networks, by Albert-László Barabási, offers a fresh and inspiring view of complex systems.

Science Across Cultures

Anthony Grafton

Dick Teresi's new book on the non-Western roots of modern science, Lost Discoveries, poses as revisionist history while preaching to the choir.

The Error of All Things

D. Graham Burnett

In The Measure of All Things, Ken Alder uses the story of how the meter was created to press a set of broader assertions about what science is and how it has changed in the past three centuries.

Religion Red in Tooth and Claw

Karen Steudel Numbers, Ronald Numbers

David Sloan Wilson argues in Darwin's Cathedral that religions are the product of natural selection.

On the Complex Plane

Brian Hayes

Fractal patterns formed by turning circles inside out are explored in Indra's Pearls.

Fueling the Future

David Goodstein

In The Hydrogen Economy, Jeremy Rifkin correctly identifies our biggest problem, but the book isn't part of the solution.

Newton's Image

Scott Mandelbrote

Patricia Fara's Newton: The Making of a Genius depicts the transformation of Newton's image and reputation over the centuries by philosophers, poets, artists, scientists and bureaucrats.

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