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Volume 97 | Number 1 | January-February 2009

Particles on the Prairie

Kate Scholberg

A review of Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience, by Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb and Catherine Westfall. Reviewed by Kate Scholberg. At the center of this account of the fascinating rise of Fermilab are the charismatic personalities of its first two directors—Robert Wilson and Leon Lederman

In the Land of Plenty

Robert L. Dorit

A review of Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective, by Tessa M. Pollard. Pollard argues that our physiology, honed in a time of small population groups, scarcity and episodic plenty, betrays us in a modern world that has become increasingly sedentary, urbanized and calorie-rich

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