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A God Who Does Not Itemize Versus a Science of the Sacred

Edward Davis

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.


Famed Physiologist's Self-Portrait Is More than Meets the Camel's Nose

Sentiel Rommel

A review of The Camel's Nose: Memoirs of a Curious Scientist, by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen.


Fun with Fungus

Gary Fine

A review of Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds: The Remarkable Story of the Fungus Kingdom and Its Impact on Human Affairs, by George W. Hudler.


Doolittle Too Early

Peter Bowler

A review of Charles Doolittle Walcott, Paleontologist, by Ellis L. Yochelson.


Coming to Terms

Mary Peet

A review of Climate Change and the Global Harvest: Potential Impacts of the Greenhouse Effect on Agriculture, by Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel.


When Marine Reptiles Ruled

Peter Dodson

A review of Ancient Marine Reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway and Elizabeth L. Nicholls.


Heat's Bouncer

Randall Black

A review of Maxwell's Demon: Why Warmth Disperses and Time Passes, by Hans Christian von Baeyer.


Colliding Paths

Richard Cook

A review of Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics, by Peter Galison.


Your Inner Ferengi

Donald Mershon

A review of Star Trek on the Brain: Alien Minds, Human Minds, by Robert Sekuler and Randolph Blake.


Kuru Culture

Donald McGraw

A review of The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, by Robert Klitzman.


Gender Gap Sampling

Kate Graham

A review of Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins, by Margaret A. Eisenhart and Elizabeth Finkel.


A Drug's Long Grasp

David Musto

A review of A Brief History of Cocaine, by Steven B. Karch.


Optical Allusions

Samuel Petuchowski

A review of Waves and Grains: Reflections on Light and Learning, by Mark P. Silverman.


The Math of Make-Believe

William Thompson

A review of An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1, by Paul J. Nahin and Trigonometric Delights, by Eli Maor.


Non-obese Goose Chase

A review of Why Geese Don't Get Obese (and We Do), by Eric P. Widmaier.


Built to Last: Excerpts from The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Anthropology Explored and Mummies, Disease & Ancient Cultures, 2nd ed.


Cambrian Conflict: Crucible an Assault on Gould's Burgess Shale Interpretation

Peter Bowler

A review of The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals, by Simon Conway Morris


Instrumental


The Nature of Technology and the Technology of Nature

Michael LaBarbera

A review of Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People, by Steven Vogel


Legacy of Frankenstein: The Monster Is the One in the White Lab Coat

Paul Northam

A review of Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture, by Jon Turney


Chance Encounter

J. A. Rial

A review of Randomness, by Deborah J. Bennett.


Dirac's Due

Chiara Nappi

A review of Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, Peter Goddard, ed.


A Theory Enthroned

Barry Cipra

A review of The Queen of Mathematics: A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory, by Jay R. Goldman.


A Lens of Numbers

Malcolm Sherman

A review of The Magical Maze: Seeing the World through Mathematical Eyes, by Ian Stewart.


Where Mind Meets Brain

C. R. Gallistel

A review of The Mind's Past, by Michael S. Gazzaniga.


A Readable Reference

Lee Sechrest

A review of Handbook of Personality Psychology, Robert Hogan, John Johnson and Stephen Briggs, eds.


The Second Tongue

Susan Goldin-Meadow

A review of Tutorials in Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives, Annette M. B. de Groot and Judith F. Kroll, eds.





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