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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.


Not One for Chit-Chat, Naive in Politics, Wheeler Was a Dealer in Big Ideas

Chris Impey

A review of Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics, by John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford.


Tremors and Eruptions All Around—Especially in California

José A. Rial

A review of The Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Their Impact on Humankind, by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay.


Splish Splash: Excerpts from Fresh Water, The Ocean, Our Future and Encyclopedia of Fishes


Neptune's Wrath

John Ward

A review of Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune's Poisoned Chalice, by Graham A. MacGregor and Hugh E. de Wardener.


Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Reasoning with the Infinite and more . . .


Strange Animal

Tim Tokaryk

A review of The Garden of Ediacara: Discovering the First Complex Life, by Mark A. S. McMenamin.




 

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