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Volume 92 | Number 1 | January-February 2004

Crimson Chimera

Abigail Lustig

A Brand-New Bird tells the story of a German schoolteacher in the 1930s who was obsessed with producing a red canary by interspecies hybridization

A Multitude of Sins

Peter Pesic

Sins against science and history have obscured the truth behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries

Something to Chew on

James Sanderson

David Quammen reminds us that for most of human history we've been potential lunch meat for lions and tigers and bears

Greener Pastures

Steven Stoll

From 1500 to 1800, the search for fresh soils and hunting grounds caused remarkable damage to the environment

Ad Astra per Aspera

Kathryn Sullivan

A former astronaut discusses three recent books about the challenges faced by women who have reached for the moon

Total Records : 15


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