Volume 92 | Number 2 | March-April 2004
Thanks to the late E. T. Jaynes, every schoolchild and scholar can approach inference unhampered by absurd probability myths
James L. McGaugh's overview of modern memory research is rich and insightful
Paradigm shifts are preceded by inventions that let us "see things that could not be seen before," says Douglas S. Robertson, and now the computer is generating an information explosion that is bringing about dramatic changes in almost every field
Caroline Herschel's autobiographies shed light on her career as her brother William's loyal assistant
Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn's Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings is difficult to categorize and thus hard to recommend, but its detailed account of technological advances in the testing of primate learning and cognition is rewarding
Tim Friend tours the squeaking, squawking, roaring, raging world of animal vocalizations
Spencer Weart's history of global warming is "selective, subjective and somewhat episodic," which keeps it "readable and interesting"
Industrial Strength Design sums up the career of Brooks Stevens, champion of planned obsolescence
Total Records : 14
Connect With Us:
An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, 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.
Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.
JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.
The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.
View the full collection here.