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Volume 88 | Number 5 | September-October 2000

The Vertical World

Richard Knight

A review of Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems, by Douglas W. Larson, Uta Matthes and Peter E. Kelly.

Physics All-Stars

Samuel Petuchowski

A review of The Genius of Science: A Portrait Gallery of Twentieth-Century Physicists, by Abraham Pais.

Brain Teaser

Nancy Woolf

A review of An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind, by Ian Glynn.

Folie a Deux

Michael Corballis

A review of Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain, by William H. Calvin and Derek Bickerton.

Before There Were Two Cultures

William Newman

A review of Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution, by Lisa Jardine.

Heading South: An Excerpt from Autumn: A Season of Change

Total Records : 17


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