Subscribe
Subscribe
MY AMERICAN SCIENTIST
LOG IN! REGISTER!
SEARCH
 
Logo IMG
HOME > SCIENTISTS' NIGHTSTAND

Scientists' Nightstand

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 . . .


Carl Sagan, Carl Sagan: Biographies Echo an Extraordinary Life

Chris Impey

A review of Carl Sagan: A Life, by Keay Davidson and Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos, by William Poundstone.


Science and Sexism

Joan Mason

A review of Has Feminism Changed Science?, by Londa Schiebinger.


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.


Having a Bawl

Nancy Eisenberg

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


100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science

Philip, Phylis Morrison


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.


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.





comments powered by Disqus
 

Connect With Us:

Facebook Icon Sm Twitter Icon Google+ Icon Pinterest Icon RSS Feed

Sigma Xi/Amazon Smile (SciNight)


Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

  • American Scientist Update

  • An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.

  • Scientists' Nightstand: Holiday Special!

  • News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.

    To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.


RSS Feed Subscription

Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.


Read Past Issues on JSTOR

JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.

The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.

View the full collection here.


Subscribe to American Scientist