Volume 90 | Number 6 | November-December 2002
Scott Wiedensaul's The Ghost With Trembling Wings tells of the challenges of working in the dim twilight at the edge of species extinction
Jennet Conant tells the long-neglected but thrilling story of financier-turned-scientist Alfred Lee Loomis and the MIT Radiation Lab in Tuxedo Park
General Leslie R. Groves supervised the Manhattan Project with a pragmatism well conveyed by Robert S. Norris's Racing for the Bomb
A review of The Illusion of Conscious Will, by Daniel M. Wegner
A review of Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos, by Sally A. Kitt Chappell
A review of The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities, by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner
A review of Sex: A Natural History, by Joann Ellison Rodgers; and The Science of Romance: Secrets of the Sexual Brain, by Nigel Barber
A review of Hydrogen: The Essential Element, by John S. Rigden
Total Records : 14
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