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Hope Gushes

Lee Dugatkin

A review of Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey, by Jane Goodall.


Generous Spirit

George L. Murphy

A review of Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology, by Max Jammer.


New Real Estate

Jim Scott

A review of Entering Space: Creating a Space-faring Civilization, by Robert Zubrin.


Thoreau's Country Holds Distant Mirror to Today's Hidden Forest

William Dietrich

A review of Thoreau's Country: Journey Through a Transformed Landscape, by David R. Foster and The Hidden Forest: The Biography of an Ecosystem, by Jon R. Luoma.


Lawyerly Lesson for Scientists Who Find Themselves Before a Different Bench

Robert D. Athey, Jr.

A review of Legal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Law, by David L. Faigman.


Chinese Wisdom

Malcolm Sherman

A review of Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States, by Liping Ma.


Straight Reporting

Rebecca Sloan Slotnick

A review of The Science of Self-Report: Implications for Research and Practice, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Jaylan S. Turkkan.


Story Junkies

Roger Martin

A review of The Languages of Addiction, edited by Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford.


Nabokov's Blues, The Nothing That Is and more . . .


Having a Bawl

Nancy Eisenberg

A review of Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears, by Tom Lutz.


Forced to Choose

et al., Roald Hoffmann


A Breathtaking Study of the Real Antismoking Nazis

Peter Fritzsche

A review of The Nazi War on Cancer, by Robert N. Proctor.


Mammals Galore

Trevor Pitcher

A review of Walker's Mammals of the World, edited by Ronald M. Nowak.


Tutira, The Seacoast Reader and more . . .


Architecture of Science Rests on Creaky Foundation

Sergio Sanabria

A review of The Architecture of Science, edited by Peter Galison and Emily Thompson.


Climates Past

Nina Baghai

A review of Interpreting Pre-Quaternary Climate from the Geologic Record, by Judith Totman Parrish.


Dawn of Mac (and PC)

Jack Westbrook

A review of ENIAC: The Triumph and Tragedies of the World's First Computer, by Scott McCartney and


Political Landscape

Stephen Pyne

A review of Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy, by Richard N. L. Andrews.


Construction Area

Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vanesa McKinney

A review of Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition, by Walter Kintsch.


Science Studies Study

Katherine Pandora

A review of Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies, by Bruno Latour.


Continental Rift

Daniel Stein

A review of The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, by Naomi Oreskes.


Drug Culture

Harry Levine III

A review of In Quest of Tomorrow's Medicines, by Jürgen Drews.


Demystifying Aging

Judith Campisi

A review of A Means to an End: The Biological Basis of Aging and Death, by William R. Clark.


The Birds and Beasts

Trevor Pitcher

A review of Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction, by Julian Lombardi.


Genes and Species

Tim Tokaryk

A review of Sudden Origins: Fossils, Genes, and the Emergence of Species, by Jeffrey H. Schwartz.


The Rise of Whales

Richard Stucky

A review of The Emergence of Whales: Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Cetacea, edited by J. G. M. Thewissen.


Quantum Blur

Daniel Radov

A review of Quantum Philosophy: Understanding and Interpreting Contemporary Science, by Roland OmnFs.


Ebb and Flow

Mordechai Feingold

A review of Tides: A Scientific History, by David E. Cartwright.





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