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A review of Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters, by Vera Rubin.
A review of Countdown: A History of Space Flight, by T. A. Heppenheimer.
A review of The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards behind the Supercomputer, by Charles J. Murray.
A review of The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky, Volumes 3 and 4, Marie J. Hall, trans., Robert W. Rieber, ed.
A review of Mind and Brain Sciences in the 21st Century, Robert L. Solso, ed.
A review of Animal Learning and Cognition: A Neural Network Approach, by Nestor A. Schmajuk.
A review of Portraits of Discovery: Profiles in Scientific Genius, by George Greenstein.
A review of Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouse™: Feminism and Technoscience, by Donna J. Haraway.
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.
A review of No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought, revised edition, by Charles Rosenberg.
A review of Atomic and Ion Collisions in Solids and at Surfaces: Theory, Simulation and Applications, edited by Roger Smith.
A review of The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain.
A review of Supersymmetry in Disorder and Chaos, by Konstantin Efetov.
A review of Quantum Field Theory, Second Edition, by Lewis Ryder and Quantum Theory of Fields, Volumes 1 and 2, by Steven Weinberg.
A review of American Astronomy: Community, Careers, and Power, 1859–1940, by John Lankford.
A review of This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World, by Ernst Mayr.
A review of the Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, edited by Stephen H. Schneider.
A review of Undiscovered Petroleum and Mineral Resources: Assessment and Controversy, by Lawrence J. Drew.
A review of Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land, edited by Stuart S. Sumida and Karen L. M. Martin.
A review of Ecology and Evolution: The Pace of Life, by K. D. Bennett.
A review of Homoplasy: The Recurrence of Similarity in Evolution, edited by Michael J. Sanderson and Larry Hufford.
A review of The Anther: Form, Function and Phylogeny, edited by William G. D'Arcy and Richard C. Keating.
A review of Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?, by Robert S. Desowitz.
A review of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests: An Integrated Approach to Sustainability, by Eberhard F. Bruenig.
A review of The Neanderthal Legacy: An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe, by Paul Mellars.
A review of The Nature of Horses: Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior, by Stephen Budiansky.
A review of A History of Transplantation Immunology. Leslie Brent.
A review of The Neuropsychology of Dreams: A Clinico-Anatomical Study, by Mark Solms.
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