Volume 89 | Number 6 | November-December 2001
A review of The Misunderstood Gene, by Michel Morange (and translated by Matthew Cobb), The Impact of the Gene, by Colin Tudge and The Cooperative Gene, by Mark Ridley.
A review of Spacefaring: The Human Dimension, by Albert A. Harrison.
A review of Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin, by David Strauss.
A review of Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry, edited by Nalini Bhushan and Stuart Rosenfeld.
A review of Fat: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic, by Robert Pool.
A review of The Recombinant DNA Controversy: A Memoir. Science, Politics, and the Public Interest 1974û1981, by Donald S. Fredrickson.
A review of Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature, by Eric J. Chaisson.
A review of Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910, by Stephen J. Pyne.
Total Records : 16
Connect With Us:
Happy Birthday to Alvin! August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Alvin, the submersible that has been so influential in ocean research, including the discovery of hydrothermal vents. In 2014, a retrofitted Alvin also took its first test cruise.
Heather Olins, a doctoral candidate at Harvard, studies microbial ecology at deep sea hydrothermal vents with the help of Alvin, and shares her personal tribute to the submersible on these landmark occasions.
To view all multimedia content, click "Latest Multimedia"!
A free daily summary of the latest news in scientific research. Each story is summarized concisely and linked directly to the original source for further reading.
An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, Science Observers and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.
To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.