Volume 93 | Number 5 | September-October 2005
A review of Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyle's Life in Science, by Simon Mitton. A cogent assessment of the life of a power broker in the British scientific establishment who remained an outsider, accumulated enemies and espoused unpopular theories.
A review of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel, by Rebecca Goldstein, and A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein, by Palle Yourgrau. Two books aimed at a popular audience attempt to explain who Gödel was and why his work was of fundamental significance.
A review of Striper Wars: An American Fish Story, by Dick Russell. Striped bass are once again plentiful, but they're having trouble getting enough to eat.
A review of A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey: The Life and Work of L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, by Linda Stone and Paul F. Lurquin. Stone and Lurquin portray well the trailblazing iconoclasm and intellectual breadth of this important scientist.
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