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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
A review of Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People, by Steven Vogel
A review of Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture, by Jon Turney
A review of Randomness, by Deborah J. Bennett.
A review of Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, Peter Goddard, ed.
A review of The Queen of Mathematics: A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory, by Jay R. Goldman.
A review of The Magical Maze: Seeing the World through Mathematical Eyes, by Ian Stewart.
A review of The Mind's Past, by Michael S. Gazzaniga.
A review of Handbook of Personality Psychology, Robert Hogan, John Johnson and Stephen Briggs, eds.
A review of Tutorials in Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives, Annette M. B. de Groot and Judith F. Kroll, eds.
A review of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landeau.
A review of The Cambridge Quintet: A Work of Scientific Speculation, by John Casti.
A review of Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia, Robert Bud and Deborah Jean Warner, eds.
A review of Strange Brains and Genius: The Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists and Madmen, by Clifford A. Pickover.
A review of Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos, by John North.
A review of Investing in Innovation: Creating a Research and Innovation Policy that Works, edited by Lewis M. Branscomb and James H. Keller.
A review of Brook Trout, by Nick Karas.
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