Volume 95 | Number 2 | March-April 2007
A review of King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry, by Siobhan Roberts. One interesting element of this biography is its exploration of Coxeter's interaction with artists such as M. C. Escher
A combined review of Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact and Transforming the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences, both by Vaclav Smil. Technological progress in the 20th century consisted mainly in refining and intensifying the use of machines and processes created before World War I, says Smil
A review of Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes, by Alex Vilenkin. Vilenkin takes the reader on an engaging personalized tour of cosmology
A review of The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution, by Dennis Danielson. A thoughtful popular biography of the skillful middleman who brought Copernicus's work to the world
A review of Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, by Michael Shermer. Shermer attempts to keep fence-sitting Christians from falling into the antievolution camp
A review of Darwinism and Its Discontents, by Michael Ruse. Ruse confronts those who treat Darwin's theory with suspicion, squeamishness or malign neglect and defends Darwinism from its false friends
A review of Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future, by Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis. When the political universe demands answers that science cannot yet provide, people often resort to the blind use of quantitative models. The results are not pretty
A review of Shifting and Rearranging: Physical Methods and the Transformation of Modern Chemistry, by Carsten Reinhardt. A captivating account of how organic chemists tamed the technology of spectroscopy
A review of The Atomic Chef and Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error, by Steven Casey. Flaws in design or technology can easily lead the unwitting to the brink of disaster
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