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Volume 92 | Number 6 | November-December 2004

Degrees Kelvin, Why We Do It and more...

Robert L. Dorit, David Schneider, Christopher Brodie, Amos Esty


Brian Hayes

The subjects of the photographs in Bernd and Hilla Becher’s book Typologies are industrial artifacts: water towers, gas tanks, mine hoists, lime kilns, grain elevators, coal bunkers, blast furnaces

In the Pines, In the Pines: An Excerpt from Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest, by Lawrence S. Earley

March Madness

Robert Bernero

The 1979 crisis at Three Mile Island was a closer call than was realized at the time—half of the reactor's core melted

Becoming a Better Reasoner

Keith Devlin

Deborah Bennett's Logic Made Easy serves as an excellent introduction to the subject

Three Thousand Years of Exploitation

Vaclav Smil

The Retreat of the Elephants, Mark Elvin's environmental history of China, is interesting, revealing and often fascinating—but hard to read, says Vaclav Smil

Mavericks on Cannery Row

Bruce Robison

Beyond the Outer Shores tells the story of marine biologist Ed Ricketts and his pals John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell

"A Physicist with a Capital F"

David Kaiser

Fermi Remembered marks the centennial of the physicist's birth with letters and reminiscences

Forgotten Prophet of Genetics

Robert Olby

A new biography of Cyril Darlington provides a scholarly, powerful, devastating and subtle analysis of the man

Seaweed Cyanotypes

Sandra Knapp

Ocean Flowers is a book about a short period in botanical illustration, the use of cyanotype printing, and the intersection of that technique with the development of photography as a way of recording images of objects in nature

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