Volume 87 | Number 2 | March-April 1999
A review of The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life, by Werner R. Loewenstein.
A review of Dinosaur Impressions: Postcards from a Paleontologist, by Philippe Taquet.
A review of DNA Damage and Repair, edited by Jac Nickoloff and Merl Hoekstra.
A review of The Sacred Depths of Nature, by Ursula Goodenough.
A review of Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time, by Peter D. Ward.
A review of Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics, by John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford.
A review of Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance that Changed the World, by William S. Ellis.
A review of Native American Ethnobotany, by Daniel E. Moerman and Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, by Ivan A. Ross.
A review of Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder, by Richard Dawkins.
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