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A review of Polymer Handbook, 4th ed, edited by J. Brandrup, E. H. Immergut and E. A. Grulke.
A review of What Counts: How Every Brain is Hardwired for Math, by Brian Butterworth.
A review of Going Inside: A Tour Round a Single Moment of Consciousness, by John McCrone.
A review of The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman, by Richard Feynman.
A review of The Paradox of Sleep: The Story of Dreaming, by Michel Jouvet.
A review of On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and their Discoveries—from Archimedes to DNA, by Melvyn Bragg.
A review of Frankenstein's Children: Electricity, Exhibition, and Experiment in Early-Nineteenth-Century London, by Iwan Rhys Morus.
A review of Environmental Cancer: A Political Disease? by S. Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman and The Polar Bear Strategy: Reflections on Risk in Modern Life, by John F. Ross.
A review of Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland, by Clive L. N. Ruggles.
A review of The Birth of the Cell, by Henry Harris.
A review of Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality, by Malcolm Potts and Roger Short.
A review of The Deep, Hot Biosphere, by Thomas Gold.
A review of Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia, edited by Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki and Ofer Bar-Yosef.
A review of Untangling Ecological Complexity: The Macroscopic Perspective, by Brian A. Maurer.
A review of The Restless Sea: Exploring the World Beneath the Waves, by Robert Kunzig.
A review of How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist, by Charles H. Townes.
A review of Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See, by Donald D. Hoffman.
A review of Ancestral Images: The Iconography of Human Origins, by Stephanie Moser.
A review of Louis Pasteur, by Patrice Debré.
A review of The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature, by Morton Hunt.
A review of Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia, by Gregory Benford.
A review of Science under Socialism: East Germany in Comparative Perspective, edited by Kristie Macrakis and Dieter Hoffman.
A review of Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury: Devastation, Hope, and Healing, by William J. Winslade.
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