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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.
A review of Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune's Poisoned Chalice, by Graham A. MacGregor and Hugh E. de Wardener.
A review of The Garden of Ediacara: Discovering the First Complex Life, by Mark A. S. McMenamin.
A review of Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe, by Stephen C. McCluskey.
A review of Animal Play: Evolutionary, Comparative and Ecological Perspectives, edited by Marc Bekoff and John A. Byers.
A review of The Quantum Beat: The Physical Principles of Atomic Clocks, by F. G. Major.
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.
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