Volume 89 | Number 4 | July-August 2001
A review of Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being, by George Lakoff and Rafael E. Núñez.
A review of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 and The Best American Science Writing 2000.
A review of Great Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever, by Hal Hellman.
A review of The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300?1850, by Brian Fagan.
A review of Instruments and Experimentation in the History of Chemistry, edited by Frederic L. Holmes and Trevor H. Levere.
A review of Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, by Simon Garfield.
A review of I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self, by Rodolfo Llinás.
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