Volume 93 | Number 5 | September-October 2005
A review of Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom, by Sean B. Carroll. Evolution of the control regions of genes has made us human.
A review of Sneaking a Look at God's Cards: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics, by Giancarlo Ghirardi. A timely look at the perennial debates over the interpretation of the theory of quantum mechanics.
A review of The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, by James Howard Kunstler. Is time just about up for industrial civilization as we've known it?
A review of Twenty-First Century Plague: The Story of SARS, by Thomas Abraham. This ringside account of the 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS highlights the dissembling and politicking of authorities in the affected countries.
A review of The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. Penrose amazes, infuriates and soars to great heights as he makes the case that we are surrounded by a sea of inviting mystery.
A picture review of Wildlife Spectacles, by Russell Mittermeier and others. Stunning photographs of animals amassed in great numbers.
Short takes on three books
A review of Gravity's Shadow: The Search for Gravitational Waves, by Harry Collins. A provocative and convincing book about what really goes on in the world of big science.
A picture review of A Dazzle of Dragonflies, by Forrest L. Mitchell and James L. Lasswell. Two entomologists take a close look at the Devil's darning needles.
A review of The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology, by William McGrew. A brief overview of the evidence that culture is not exclusively the province of human beings.
Total Records : 14
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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