Volume 86 | Number 5 | September-October 1998
A review of The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals, by Simon Conway Morris
A review of Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People, by Steven Vogel
A review of Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture, by Jon Turney
A review of Why Geese Don't Get Obese (and We Do), by Eric P. Widmaier.
A review of Randomness, by Deborah J. Bennett.
A review of Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, Peter Goddard, ed.
A review of The Queen of Mathematics: A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory, by Jay R. Goldman.
A review of The Magical Maze: Seeing the World through Mathematical Eyes, by Ian Stewart.
A review of The Mind's Past, by Michael S. Gazzaniga.
A review of Handbook of Personality Psychology, Robert Hogan, John Johnson and Stephen Briggs, eds.
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