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The Electronic Keyhole

William Staples

A review of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landeau.


Their Dinner with C. P.

Lisa Jardine

A review of The Cambridge Quintet: A Work of Scientific Speculation, by John Casti.


Tools of the Trade

Samuel Petuchowski

A review of Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia, Robert Bud and Deborah Jean Warner, eds.


That Flaky Gray Stuff

Thomas Isenhour

A review of Strange Brains and Genius: The Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists and Madmen, by Clifford A. Pickover.


Revision by Erasure

Edith Sylla

A review of Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos, by John North.


R&D in Search of Policy

David Morrison

A review of Investing in Innovation: Creating a Research and Innovation Policy that Works, edited by Lewis M. Branscomb and James H. Keller.


One That's Getting Away

Dickson Despommier

A review of Brook Trout, by Nick Karas.


Feynmaniacs Should Read this Review, Skip Lecture Collection, Save 22 Simoleons

David Goodstein

A review of The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist, by Richard P. Feynman.


Life Herstory

Holly Smith

A review of The Evolving Female: A Life-History Perspective, edited by Mary Ellen Morbeck, Alison Galloway and Adrienne L. Zihlman.


Like the Early Universe Itself, CosmicPrimer Crams a Lot into Small Package

Chris Impey

A review of The Little Book of the Big Bang: A Cosmic Primer, by Craig J. Hogan.


It Pays to Get Along

Jerry Wilkinson

A review of Cooperation Among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective, by Lee A. Dugatkin.


Seminal Cells

Joe Grisham

A review of Liver Stem Cells, by Stewart Sell and Zoran Ilic.


Rising of the Planes

Kenneth Hall

A review of What Makes Airplanes Fly? History, Science, and Applications of Aerodynamics 2nd ed., by Peter P. Wegener.


Sound Science

J. Ross Macdonald

A review of Signals, Sound, and Sensation, by William M. Hartmann.


Misnomer

A. Charles Catania

A review of Naming the Mind: How Psychology Found its Language, by Kurt Danziger.


Winning Strategies: Excerpts from A Natural History of Australia, Life on the Edge and Ecoviews


Body-Language Buffet

Rowland Miller

A review of Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture, edited by Ullica Segerstrsle and Peter Molnár.


Making Tracks

Thomas Elleman

A review of Tracks to Innovation: Nuclear Tracks in Science and Technology, by Robert L. Fleischer.


Man Bites Dog

Nobuo Shigehara

A review of A History of Dogs in the Early Americas, by Marion Schwartz.


A Mysterious Midwife

Pamela Weatherill

A review of The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Courdray, by Nina Rattner Gelbart.


Lovers of Popularized Science Will Find Teacup Half Empty

Randall Black

A review of The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty, by K. C. Cole.


Questionable Rhetoric

Paul Northam

A review of Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment, edited by Craig Waddell.


The Odd Couple

Edward Davis

A review of Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science, by James Gilbert.


Postmodern Postmortem

Robert Seidel

Science in the Twentieth Century, edited by John Krige and Dominique Pestre.


A Dark Mirror

Michael McVaugh

A review of The Black Death and the Transformation of the West, edited by David Herlihy and Samuel K. Cohn Jr.


Mortal Choices

Thomas Traut

A review of Matters of Life and Death: Perspectives on Public Health, Molecular Biology, Cancer and the Prospects for the Human Race, by John Cairns.


Logic Lite

Michael Resnik

A review of The Logic of Medicine 2nd ed., by Edmond A. Murphy.





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