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Volume 92 | Number 6 | November-December 2004


Not Artifacts, but Acts

Emily Thompson

Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture is a useful introduction to the works of writers and artists who have been inspired or informed by the accomplishments of engineers

How Species Arise

David Wake

Jerry A. Coyne and H. Allen Orr's critical analysis of the literature on speciation is deep, broad and impressive, says reviewer David B. Wake

Getting the Message Across

David Saad

David MacKay's Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms traces the applicability of concepts and methodologies across disciplines. Both students and researchers should find it useful and enjoyable.

Art versus Nature

Peter Dear

William Newman's Promethean Ambitions is about the distinctions made between the natural and the artificial in ancient, medieval and early modern Western history and the role that alchemy played in discussions of the subject

Science at the Bar

Jennifer Mnookin

Tal Golan's engaging history of expert evidence in the courtroom, Laws of Men and Laws of Nature, is an extremely able account of the tangled, troubled connections between the world of law and the world of science

Inertia Sets In in China

Mark Elvin

Mark Elvin critiques The River Runs Black, a book about the current environmental crisis in China


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