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A review of The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times, by Adrienne Mayor.
A review of The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers Are Like Gossip, by Keith Devlin.
A review of Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, by Max Jammer.
A review of Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century, by Vaclav Smil.
A review of Symmorphosis: On Form and Function in Shaping Life, by Ewald R. Weibel.
A review of Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain, by William H. Calvin and Derek Bickerton.
A review of An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind, by Ian Glynn.
A review of The Genius of Science: A Portrait Gallery of Twentieth-Century Physicists, by Abraham Pais.
A review of Finding Order in Nature: The Naturalist Tradition from Linnaeus to E. O. Wilson, by Paul Lawrence Farber.
A review of Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud, by Robert L. Park.
A review of Harmony and Conflict in the Living World, by Alexander F. Skutch.
A review of Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems, by Douglas W. Larson, Uta Matthes and Peter E. Kelly.
A review of Restoring North America's Birds: Lessons from Landscape Ecology, by Robert A. Askins.
A review of Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets, by Mark J. Plotkin.
A review of The Random Walks of George Pólya, by Gerald L. Alexanderson and Mathematical Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam, by Edward J. Barbeau.
A review of Fire in the Sea. The Santorini Volcano: Natural History and the Legend of Atlantis, by Walter L. Friedrich.
A review of It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions, by Richard Lewontin and The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism and Environment, by Richard Lewontin.
A review of Cosmic Catastrophes: Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Adventures in Hyperspace, by J. Craig Wheeler.
A review of Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World, by J. R. McNeill.
A review of Powering the Future: The Ballard Fuel Cell and the Race to Change the World, by Tom Koppel.
A review of Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution, by Lisa Jardine.
A review of Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People, by Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein.
A review of The Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, by Cindy Lee Van Dover.
A review of The Meanings of the Gene: Public Debates About Human Heredity, by Celeste Michelle Condit.
A review of Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia: With Emphasis on the Late Miocene Faunas, Geology, and Palaeoenvironments of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, edited by Peter J. Whybrow and Andrew Hill.
A review of Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage, by Robert Michael Pyle.
A review of The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea that Rules the World, by David Berlinski.
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