Volume 91 | Number 5 | September-October 2003
In Quantum [Un]speakables, physicists recollect John Bell in 30 articles that focus primarily on nonlocality
Deforesting the Earth, by Michael Williams, is a signal scholarly achievement, breathtaking in its scope
In Safe Food, Marion Nestle offers a damning critique of how food companies and the agencies that regulate them are doing their jobs
A review of Who Invented The Computer? The Legal Battle That Changed Computing History, by Alice Rowe Burks.
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.
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
Want to learn group theory? Grab a Rubik's Cube and David Joyner's new book
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
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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