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Volume 90 | Number 5 | September-October 2002

The Web We Weave

Andrew Odlyzko

A review of The Laws of the Web: Patterns in the Ecology of Information, by Bernardo A. Huberman and The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society, by Manuel Castells

Messing with Mother Nature

Dan Brock

A review of Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama

Digging Bit by Bit

Michael Berry

A review of Principles of Data Mining, by David Hand, Heikki Mannila and Padhraic Smyth

The Disunity of Nature and Science

Dominic Murphy

A review of Human Nature and the Limits of Science, by John Dupré

Data on Ice

Martin Siegert

A review of The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change, by Paul Andrew Mayewski and Frank White

Explanatory Styles in Science

David Hull

A review of Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines, by Evelyn Fox Keller

Thermal Musings

Philip Morrison

A review of Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth, by Mark S. Blumberg and A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe, by Gino Segrè

Nature's Capital: An Excerpt from Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History

The Shape of the Cosmos

Alejandro Gangui

A review of How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space, by Janna Levin

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