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A review of The Little Book of the Big Bang: A Cosmic Primer, by Craig J. Hogan.
A review of Cooperation Among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective, by Lee A. Dugatkin.
A review of Liver Stem Cells, by Stewart Sell and Zoran Ilic.
A review of What Makes Airplanes Fly? History, Science, and Applications of Aerodynamics 2nd ed., by Peter P. Wegener.
A review of Signals, Sound, and Sensation, by William M. Hartmann.
A review of Naming the Mind: How Psychology Found its Language, by Kurt Danziger.
A review of Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture, edited by Ullica Segerstrsle and Peter Molnár.
A review of Tracks to Innovation: Nuclear Tracks in Science and Technology, by Robert L. Fleischer.
A review of A History of Dogs in the Early Americas, by Marion Schwartz.
A review of The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Courdray, by Nina Rattner Gelbart.
A review of The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty, by K. C. Cole.
A review of Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment, edited by Craig Waddell.
A review of Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science, by James Gilbert.
Science in the Twentieth Century, edited by John Krige and Dominique Pestre.
A review of The Black Death and the Transformation of the West, edited by David Herlihy and Samuel K. Cohn Jr.
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.
A review of The Logic of Medicine 2nd ed., by Edmond A. Murphy.
A review of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences, by Elaine Seymour and Nancy Hewitt.
A review of Eve's Herbs, by John M. Riddle.
A review of Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Technology, by A. D. Van Nostrand.
A review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, by Edward O. Wilson.
A review of Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880-1940, by Ian Robert Dowbiggin.
A review of Encyclopedia of Human Biology, Renato Dulbecco, editor-in-chief.
A review of Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, Adrianne Bendich and Richard J. Deckelbaum, eds.
A review of the National Audubon Society Interactive CD-ROM Guide to North American Birds.
A review of Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations & Interpretations of the Primary Texts, by Martin J. S. Rudwick.
A review of Traces of the Past: Unraveling the Secrets of Archaeology through Chemistry, by Joseph B. Lambert.
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