A review of Inventing Polymer Science: Staudinger, Carothers, and the Emergence of Macromolecular Chemistry, by Yasu Furukawa.
A review of Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds, by Daniel C. Dennett.
A review of Memory Development Between Two and Twenty, 2nd ed., by Wolfgang Schneider and Michael Pressley.
A review of To Light Such a Candle: Chapters in the History of Science and Technology, by Keith J. Laidler.
A review of Inscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication, edited by Timothy Lenoir.
A review of What Have We Learned About Science and Technology from Russian Experience? by Loren R. Graham and Soviet Science under Control: The Struggle for Influence, by Jeffrey L. Roberg.
A review of Nuclear Weapons: The Road to Zero, edited by Joseph Rotblat and The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now, by Jonathan Schell.
A review of Night Comes to the Cretaceous: Dinosaur Extinction and the Transformation of Modern Geology, by James Lawrence Powell.
A review of Belief in God in an Age of Science, by John Polkinghorne and Skeptics and True Believers: The Exhilarating Connection between Science and Religion, by Chet Raymo.
A review of The Camel's Nose: Memoirs of a Curious Scientist, by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen.
A review of Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds: The Remarkable Story of the Fungus Kingdom and Its Impact on Human Affairs, by George W. Hudler.
A review of Charles Doolittle Walcott, Paleontologist, by Ellis L. Yochelson.
A review of Climate Change and the Global Harvest: Potential Impacts of the Greenhouse Effect on Agriculture, by Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel.
A review of Ancient Marine Reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway and Elizabeth L. Nicholls.
A review of Maxwell's Demon: Why Warmth Disperses and Time Passes, by Hans Christian von Baeyer.
A review of Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics, by Peter Galison.
A review of Star Trek on the Brain: Alien Minds, Human Minds, by Robert Sekuler and Randolph Blake.
A review of The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, by Robert Klitzman.
A review of Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins, by Margaret A. Eisenhart and Elizabeth Finkel.
A review of A Brief History of Cocaine, by Steven B. Karch.
A review of Waves and Grains: Reflections on Light and Learning, by Mark P. Silverman.
A review of An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1, by Paul J. Nahin and Trigonometric Delights, by Eli Maor.
A review of Why Geese Don't Get Obese (and We Do), by Eric P. Widmaier.
A review of The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals, by Simon Conway Morris
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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