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Volume 92 | Number 1 | January-February 2004

The Art of the Infinite, Feynman's Rainbow and more . . .

Benjamin Franklin's Science

Shawn Carlson

Whether his electric kite was a hoax or not, Franklin played a major role in founding modern electrical science and technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Can We Have Our Fish and Eat Them Too?

Phillip Levin

In a Perfect Ocean, by Daniel Pauly and Jay Maclean, is a passionate account of how the North Atlantic reached its current sorry state

Know It All

James Trefil

Bill Bryson mines the popular literature on science, turning it into "a short history of nearly everything"

Under Mount Melbourne: An Excerpt from End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica, by Peter Matthiessen

Putting Genes in Perspective

David Pfennig

Biologists have largely ignored the role of developmental plasticity in evolution, an oversight Mary Jane West-Eberhard hopes to correct

Proof Reading

Peter Hilton, Jean Pedersen

A source of intellectual delight, The Changing Shape of Geometry—a collection whose contributors include G. H. Hardy, H. S. M. Coxeter and Michael Atiyah—is just what's needed to combat the current neglect of geometry in U.S. curricula


Pauline Mazumdar

An "existential" biography of Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Niels Jerne is insightful, methodologically new and riveting, says reviewer Pauline Mazumdar

Total Records : 15


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