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Volume 92 | Number 3 | May-June 2004

Becoming Bipeds

William Kimbel

Did the earliest hominids become terrestrial and bipedal in increments, rather than making a sudden evolutionary leap?

Energy Policy in the 21st Century

Peter Blair

Impressive new technologies have reshaped the landscape of what is possible in fueling modern economies. Three recent books explore that landscape, analyzing the problems and promise of alternatives to fossil fuels

Built for Speed, The Book of Clouds, Signor Marconi's Magic Box and more . . .

Harold Green, Gerry Gilmore

Sol Searching

Steve Kawaler

Sunquakes demonstrates how much has been accomplished in just a few decades by the relatively new discipline of helioseismology

Watson's World

Pnina Abir-Am

The essays by friends and colleagues of James D. Watson collected in Inspiring Science are insightful, if a bit one-sided

Another Turn of the Worm

Rachel Ankeny

Andrew Brown has produced a compelling account of the "worm workers" who adopted and tamed C. elegans as a

Professors, Inc.

Robert Hotz

Sheldon Krimsky worries that the pursuit of private profit will spell the demise of science conducted in the public interest

Germs of Truth

Hans van Wees

In Greek Fire, Adrienne Mayor makes the case that biochemical warfare is not a modern invention

Wine's Deep Roots

James Wright

Patrick E. McGovern treads archaeological grapes in ancient vineyards, producing an account of vinicultural history and prehistory that is like a good bottle of wine

Training for the Tripos

Kathryn Olesko

Andrew Warwick's study of the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos shows that complex social systems are required to keep science operating

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