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Volume 90 | Number 4 | July-August 2002

Inventing Modern America, Envisioning Science and more

Should Ideology Color Science?

Kenneth Korey

A review of What It Means To Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes, by Jonathan Marks

Adventures in the Fourth Dimension

Chris Beard

A review of Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Ancient Mammals from Montana to Mongolia, by Michael Novacek

The Wild, Wild East

O. Richard Norton

A review of Meteorite Hunter: The Search For Siberian Meteorite Craters, by Roy A. Gallant

The Plate Tectonic Revolution

Bernard Coakley

A review of Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution, by David M. Lawrence and Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, Naomi Oreskes, editor (with Homer Le Grand)

Robot Futures

Phil Husbands

A review of Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, by Rodney A. Brooks

A Spy or Not a Spy, That Was the Question

Wolfgang Panofsky

A review of A Convenient Spy: Wen Ho Lee and the Politics of Nuclear Espionage, by Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman

The Search for Rigor

Brian Hayes

A review of Mechanizing Proof: Computing, Risk, and Trust, by Donald MacKenzie

Genes on the Move

Michael Syvanen

A review of Lateral DNA Transfer: Mechanisms and Consequences, by Frederic Bushman

A Bird's-Eye View

David Blockstein

A review of Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival, by Carl Safina

Total Records : 15


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