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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.


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.


Servants of Nature, The Mysterious Flame and more . . .


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.


The Properties of Polymers

Tim Royappa

A review of Polymer Handbook, 4th ed, edited by J. Brandrup, E. H. Immergut and E. A. Grulke.


Author Argues that Everyone Is Born with a Head for Numbers

Malcolm Sherman

A review of What Counts: How Every Brain is Hardwired for Math, by Brian Butterworth.


Semi-fantastic Voyage

David Wilson

A review of Going Inside: A Tour Round a Single Moment of Consciousness, by John McCrone.


The Dubious Pleasure of Yet More Feynman

Robert Root-Bernstein

A review of The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman, by Richard Feynman.


Our Photogenic Neighbors


REM and Its Reason

Greg Fitch

A review of The Paradox of Sleep: The Story of Dreaming, by Michel Jouvet.


Brushes with Greatness

Thomas Isenhour

A review of On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and their Discoveries—from Archimedes to DNA, by Melvyn Bragg.




 

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