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Desktop Aviary

Mike May

A review of the National Audubon Society Interactive CD-ROM Guide to North American Birds.


Unearthing Cuvier

Peter Bowler

A review of Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes: New Translations & Interpretations of the Primary Texts, by Martin J. S. Rudwick.


Archaemistry

Charles Kolb

A review of Traces of the Past: Unraveling the Secrets of Archaeology through Chemistry, by Joseph B. Lambert.


Of Mass Found Missing

Donald Osterbrock

A review of Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters, by Vera Rubin.


Retro Rocketry

Alexander Gurshtein

A review of Countdown: A History of Space Flight, by T. A. Heppenheimer.


Misters Wizard

J. Ross Macdonald

A review of The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards behind the Supercomputer, by Charles J. Murray.


Bridge-builder

Stanton Wortham

A review of The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky, Volumes 3 and 4, Marie J. Hall, trans., Robert W. Rieber, ed.


Thinking Ahead

C. Robin Timmons, Craig Hogan

A review of Mind and Brain Sciences in the 21st Century, Robert L. Solso, ed.


Model Behavior

James Nairne

A review of Animal Learning and Cognition: A Neural Network Approach, by Nestor A. Schmajuk.


The Smart Set

Thomas Isenhour

A review of Portraits of Discovery: Profiles in Scientific Genius, by George Greenstein.


Be Generous, Dear Reader

Hannah Landecker

A review of Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouse™: Feminism and Technoscience, by Donna J. Haraway.


The Long View

David Morrison

A review of 2025: Scenarios of US and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology, by Joseph F. Coates, John B. Mahaffie and Andy Hines.


Science Historian's Bible

Katherine Pandora

A review of No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought, revised edition, by Charles Rosenberg.


Pancakes and Escargots


Big Bang

Michael Bear, Estela Blaisten-Barojas

A review of Atomic and Ion Collisions in Solids and at Surfaces: Theory, Simulation and Applications, edited by Roger Smith.


Language's Source: A Particularly Human Confluence of Hard Wiring and Soft

Ralph Holloway

A review of The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain.


Embrace the Chaos

Sean Washburn

A review of Supersymmetry in Disorder and Chaos, by Konstantin Efetov.


Quantum Leap

Paul Frampton

A review of Quantum Field Theory, Second Edition, by Lewis Ryder and Quantum Theory of Fields, Volumes 1 and 2, by Steven Weinberg.


Star Power

Richard Berendzen

A review of American Astronomy: Community, Careers, and Power, 1859–1940, by John Lankford.


The Preeminent Value of Evolutionary Insight in Biological Science

Walter Bock

A review of This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World, by Ernst Mayr.


Weather or Not

Peter Robinson

A review of the Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, edited by Stephen H. Schneider.


Oil Rigging

Steve Collins

A review of Undiscovered Petroleum and Mineral Resources: Assessment and Controversy, by Lawrence J. Drew.


Shell Game

Robert Holmes

A review of Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land, edited by Stuart S. Sumida and Karen L. M. Martin.


Keeping Pace

Thompson Webb III

A review of Ecology and Evolution: The Pace of Life, by K. D. Bennett.


Identical Evolution

V. Louise Roth

A review of Homoplasy: The Recurrence of Similarity in Evolution, edited by Michael J. Sanderson and Larry Hufford.


Budding Symposium

Bruce Kirchoff

A review of The Anther: Form, Function and Phylogeny, edited by William G. D'Arcy and Richard C. Keating.


New World Disorder

Douglas McGregor

A review of Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?, by Robert S. Desowitz.


Life Under the Canopy

David Peart

A review of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests: An Integrated Approach to Sustainability, by Eberhard F. Bruenig.


Old Europe

Jan Simek

A review of The Neanderthal Legacy: An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe, by Paul Mellars.





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