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Volume 90 | Number 5 | September-October 2002

Uncracked Ancient Codes

William West

A review of Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts, by Andrew Robinson

Hand-me-down Speech

Dario Maestripieri

A review of From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language, by Michael C. Corballis

Speciation Specifics

Trevor Price

A review of The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology and Biogeography, by Ernst Mayr and Jared Diamond

A Bare-Bones Account of Human Evolution

Derek Bickerton

A review of The Dawn of Human Culture, by Richard G. Klein with Blake Edgar

Swashbuckling into the Nebulous Future

Diane Paul

A review of Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future, by Gregory Stock

"May All Our Devices Explode"

Gregg Herken

A review of Sakharov: A Biography, by Richard Lourie

Total Records : 16


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