Volume 94 | Number 6 | November-December 2006
A review of One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity, by Nicholas Hulot. This collection of images highlights what we stand to lose every time another species disappears
A review of Einstein's Jury, by Jeffrey Crelinsten. Einstein was catapulted to fame when observations of bending starlight gathered during a 1919 eclipse verified his theory of general relativity. But that experimental confirmation was not nearly as clear-cut as many people believe
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