Volume 92 | Number 6 | November-December 2004
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
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
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.
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
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
Mark Elvin critiques The River Runs Black, a book about the current environmental crisis in China
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