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A review of Carl Sagan: A Life, by Keay Davidson and Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos, by William Poundstone.
A review of Has Feminism Changed Science?, by Londa Schiebinger.
A review of Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey, by Jane Goodall.
A review of Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology, by Max Jammer.
A review of Entering Space: Creating a Space-faring Civilization, by Robert Zubrin.
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.
A review of Legal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Law, by David L. Faigman.
A review of Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States, by Liping Ma.
A review of The Science of Self-Report: Implications for Research and Practice, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Jaylan S. Turkkan.
A review of The Languages of Addiction, edited by Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford.
A review of Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears, by Tom Lutz.
A review of The Nazi War on Cancer, by Robert N. Proctor.
A review of Walker's Mammals of the World, edited by Ronald M. Nowak.
A review of The Architecture of Science, edited by Peter Galison and Emily Thompson.
A review of Interpreting Pre-Quaternary Climate from the Geologic Record, by Judith Totman Parrish.
A review of ENIAC: The Triumph and Tragedies of the World's First Computer, by Scott McCartney and
A review of Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy, by Richard N. L. Andrews.
A review of Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition, by Walter Kintsch.
A review of Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies, by Bruno Latour.
A review of The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, by Naomi Oreskes.
A review of In Quest of Tomorrow's Medicines, by Jürgen Drews.
A review of A Means to an End: The Biological Basis of Aging and Death, by William R. Clark.
A review of Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction, by Julian Lombardi.
A review of Sudden Origins: Fossils, Genes, and the Emergence of Species, by Jeffrey H. Schwartz.
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