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Volume 91 | Number 5 | September-October 2003


John Bell Across Space and Time

Nino Zanghi, Roderich Tumulka

In Quantum [Un]speakables, physicists recollect John Bell in 30 articles that focus primarily on nonlocality

Sylvan Tragedy

Thomas Lovejoy

Deforesting the Earth, by Michael Williams, is a signal scholarly achievement, breathtaking in its scope

The Politics of Food

Michael Taylor

In Safe Food, Marion Nestle offers a damning critique of how food companies and the agencies that regulate them are doing their jobs

Bits of History

Nathan Ensmenger

A review of Who Invented The Computer? The Legal Battle That Changed Computing History, by Alice Rowe Burks.

French Symbolism

Sheldon Penman

The Delphic Boat: What Genomes Tell Us, by Antoine Danchin, includes lively scientific gossip about the genome battles and ranges philosophically, speculatively and poetically over a vast spectrum of ideas.

Aeronaut with a Heart of Gold

Paul MacCready

Aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, revered in Brazil and once the most famous man in France, is the subject of the delightful Wings of Madness

Road Ecology, Birding on Borrowed Time, and more . . .

Christopher Brodie, David Schneider

Rubik's Rubrics

David Singmaster

Want to learn group theory? Grab a Rubik's Cube and David Joyner's new book

"Inseparable in All Their Enterprises"

Mordechai Feingold

Robert Hooke and Sir Christopher Wren were lifelong friends who contributed individually and jointly to nearly every branch of the mathematical, physical and life sciences. Two recent biographies highlight their

The Never-Ending Story

Antonio Lazcano

Paleontologist Andrew Knoll, physicist Fred Adams and geneticist Paul F. Lurquin have each recently tackled the Sisyphean task of providing insights into our planet's infancy and the conditions that led to the appearance of life. There is much to admire about their elegantly written books.


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