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Volume 90 | Number 6 | November-December 2002


Unlocking the Sky, The Shark Watcher's Handbook, and more

Eternal Hopes

Carl Safina

Scott Wiedensaul's The Ghost With Trembling Wings tells of the challenges of working in the dim twilight at the edge of species extinction

The Consummate Amateur

Robert Buderi

Jennet Conant tells the long-neglected but thrilling story of financier-turned-scientist Alfred Lee Loomis and the MIT Radiation Lab in Tuxedo Park

The Manhattan Project's Taskmaster

Philip Morrison

General Leslie R. Groves supervised the Manhattan Project with a pragmatism well conveyed by Robert S. Norris's Racing for the Bomb

Brain Power: An Excerpt from The Octopus and the Orangutan: More True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity

Wishful Thinking?

David Wilson

A review of The Illusion of Conscious Will, by Daniel M. Wegner

Earth Architecture

Stephen Lekson

A review of Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos, by Sally A. Kitt Chappell

Mixed Success

John Perry

A review of The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities, by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner

Supplanting Freud

Malcolm Potts

A review of Sex: A Natural History, by Joann Ellison Rodgers; and The Science of Romance: Secrets of the Sexual Brain, by Nigel Barber

Element Number One

Peter Pesic

A review of Hydrogen: The Essential Element, by John S. Rigden


Total Records : 14


 

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