Volume 94 | Number 4 | July-August 2006
A review of An Argument for Mind, by Jerome Kagan. Kagan, a well-known developmental psychologist, uses his life story to trace the history of the field over the past half-century
A review of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert and The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth, by Tim Flannery. Can our hunter-gatherer minds rise to meet the challenges posed by modern industrial society?
A review of The Nature of Paleolithic Art, by R. Dale Guthrie. Guthrie argues unconvincingly that ecology is the key to understanding ancient cave art
Total Records : 13
Connect With Us:
Happy Birthday to Alvin! August 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Alvin, the submersible that has been so influential in ocean research, including the discovery of hydrothermal vents. In 2014, a retrofitted Alvin also took its first test cruise.
Heather Olins, a doctoral candidate at Harvard, studies microbial ecology at deep sea hydrothermal vents with the help of Alvin, and shares her personal tribute to the submersible on these landmark occasions.
To view all multimedia content, click "Latest Multimedia"!
A free daily summary of the latest news in scientific research. Each story is summarized concisely and linked directly to the original source for further reading.
An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, Science Observers and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.
To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.