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Volume 92 | Number 3 | May-June 2004

This Land is Our Land

Eduard Niesten

The essays in The Commons in the New Millennium describe the challenge of designing effective rules for the management of resources that are treated as common property


Stephen Hilgartner

In BioEvolution, Michael Fumento blends science writing with attack journalism to target opposition to biotechnology

A Postmodern Romance

Stuart Shieber

Boy gets girl with aid of cyber Cyrano in Turing, Christos H. Papadimitriou's pedagogical novel about computation

When in Rome . . .

Pietro Redondi

Galileo in Rome focuses on the events leading up to and including Galileo's trial by the Tribunal of the Inquisition, but some of the most interesting material in the book has nothing to do with that

Shell Shock: An Excerpt from Self-Portrait with Turtles: A Memoir, by David M. Carroll

Total Records : 15


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