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Gondwana Fauna

Kirk Johnson

A review of Dinosaurs of Australia and New Zealand and Other Animals of the Mesozoic Era, by John A. Long.


The Holes in Gould's Semipermeable Membrane Between Science and Religion

Ursula Goodenough

A review of Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, by Stephen Jay Gould.


Lamarck's Revenge

Alan Packer

A review of Lamarck's Signature: How Retrogenes Are Changing Darwin's Natural Selection Paradigm, by Edward J. Steele, Robyn A. Lindley and Robert V. Blanden.


Pennock's Primer for Defending Science

Peter Bowler

A review of Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism, by Robert T. Pennock.


Now and Then

Tim Tokaryk

A review of The Pattern of Evolution, by Niles Eldredge and Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot, by Philip H. Gosse.


Further Origin of Species

Mark Drapeau

A review of Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution, by Lynn Margulis.


Deer Diary: Excerpts from Deer of the World, Images of Animals and Modern Wildlife Painting


Upward Mobility

R. Igor Gamow

A review of High Life: A History of High Altitude Physiology and Medicine, by John B. West.


Dirt Bugs

James Botsford

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.


Lonesome No More?

Chris Impey

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.


Phycasso


A Field Is Born

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.

A review of Mind Games: American Culture and the Birth of Psychotherapy, by Eric Caplan.


The Full Maxwell

Daniel Siegel

A review of The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell, by P. M. Harman.


The Golden Rule Covered in Fur: An Animal Model for Citizenship

Valerie Chase

A review of Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans, by Lee Dugatkin.


The Meme Machine, Margaret Mead: Coming of Age in America and more . . .


Time-diving

Tom Paulson

A review of Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time, by Peter D. Ward.


Dawkins's Rainbow Reduces Science to Truth, Beauty--and Fantasy

Robert Proctor

A review of Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder, by Richard Dawkins.


Awestruck

Alan Packer

A review of The Sacred Depths of Nature, by Ursula Goodenough.


Brittle, Versatile, Lovely: Glass's Unbroken Legacy

Joseph Lambert

A review of Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance that Changed the World, by William S. Ellis.


The Fixer

Ben Van Houten

A review of DNA Damage and Repair, edited by Jac Nickoloff and Merl Hoekstra.


Life Among the Fossils

Tim Tokaryk

A review of Dinosaur Impressions: Postcards from a Paleontologist, by Philippe Taquet.


Two Takes on Our Pulpy, Leafy Friends and Their Charms

Donald McGraw

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.


Molecule Talk

Mark Drapeau

A review of The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life, by Werner R. Loewenstein.


Boyle Reborn

Mordechai Feingold

A review of The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest, by Lawrence M. Principe.


Nutrient Pursuit

Joanna Lambert

A review of Foraging for Survival: Yearling Baboons in Africa, by Stuart A. Altmann.


Fights to Remember

Thomas Isenhour

A review of Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever, by Hal Hellman.


Fantasy Land

Mark Browning

A review of A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science, edited by Noretta Koertge.


Innovation Dissected

John F. Ahearne

A review of Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in 20th-Century America, by David C. Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg.





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