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A review of Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism, by Robert T. Pennock.
A review of The Pattern of Evolution, by Niles Eldredge and Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot, by Philip H. Gosse.
A review of Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution, by Lynn Margulis.
A review of High Life: A History of High Altitude Physiology and Medicine, by John B. West.
A review of Dark Life: Martian Nanobacteria, Rock-Eating Cave Bugs, and Other Extreme Organisms of Inner Earth and Outer Space, by Michael Ray Taylor.
A review of Strangers in the Night: A Brief History of Life on Other Worlds, by David Fisher and Marshall Fisher, Worlds Without End: The Exploration of Planets Known and Unknown, by John Lewis and Life on Other Worlds: The 20th Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate, by Steven Dick.
A review of Mind Games: American Culture and the Birth of Psychotherapy, by Eric Caplan.
A review of The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell, by P. M. Harman.
A review of Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans, by Lee Dugatkin.
A review of Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time, by Peter D. Ward.
A review of Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder, by Richard Dawkins.
A review of The Sacred Depths of Nature, by Ursula Goodenough.
A review of Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance that Changed the World, by William S. Ellis.
A review of DNA Damage and Repair, edited by Jac Nickoloff and Merl Hoekstra.
A review of Dinosaur Impressions: Postcards from a Paleontologist, by Philippe Taquet.
A review of Native American Ethnobotany, by Daniel E. Moerman and Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, by Ivan A. Ross.
A review of The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life, by Werner R. Loewenstein.
A review of The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest, by Lawrence M. Principe.
A review of Foraging for Survival: Yearling Baboons in Africa, by Stuart A. Altmann.
A review of Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever, by Hal Hellman.
A review of A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science, edited by Noretta Koertge.
A review of Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in 20th-Century America, by David C. Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg.
A review of Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics, by John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford.
A review of The Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Their Impact on Humankind, by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay.
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