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Volume 95 | Number 4 | July-August 2007


In the World of Use

Robert McC. Adams

A review of The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since 1900, by David Edgerton. Technologies are created and improved not just in the laboratory but in the environments in which they are used

Our Bodies, Our Selves

Susan M. Squier

A review of The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century, by Nikolas Rose. Is it possible to create a neutral map of the emerging technologies, attitudes and policies of biomedicine?

The Flowering of a Naturalist

Anna Lena Phillips

A brief review of Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, by Kim Todd. An imaginative account of Merian's travels, life and work


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