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On the Wing

Trevor Pitcher

A review of Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their Ecology, edited by Kenneth P. Able.


Not So Black and White

Paul Achter, Celeste Condit

A review of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk About It, by Jon Entine.


An Engrossing Primer on Xenotransplantation

Harold Vanderpool

A review of XENO: The Promise of Transplanting Animal Organs Into Humans, by David K. C. Cooper and Robert P. Lanza.


Untamed Heart

Roger Martin

A review of The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex, by David Buss.


Meaningful Byproducts

G. William Domhoff

A review of Dreaming Souls: Sleep, Dreams, and the Evolution of the Conscious Mind, by Owen Flanagan.


Unexpressed Thoughts

Clive Wynne


Hot Spots

James Case

A review of Windows Into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, by Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel.


India's About-face

David Morrison

A review of India's Nuclear Bomb: Impact on Global Proliferation, by George Perkovich.


Life Issues: Its Origin, Rarity . . .

Tim Tokaryk


Ants at Work: An Engaging Vacation from Scientific Reality

Thomas Seeley


Verb Brains

Evangeline Wheeler


Balance of Power

Ryan Earley


Further Examination

Malcolm Sherman


Serious Intent

John Calambokidis


The Untold Story

Alastair Cormack


Cancer by Default

Alan Packer

A review of The Society of Cells: Cancer and Control of Cell Proliferation, by C. Sonnenschein and A. M. Soto.


Gene Misbehaving

Robert Plomin

A review of Behavioral Genetics: The Clash of Culture and Biology, edited by Ronald A. Carson and Mark A. Rothstein.


Rings of Truth

Donald McGraw

A review of Time, Trees, and Prehistory: Tree-Ring Dating and the Development of North American Archaeology, 1914–1950, by Stephen Edward Nash.


Galileo's Daughter, Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist and more . . .





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