Logo IMG

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.

Breaking Away

Margaret Eisenhart

A review of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences, by Elaine Seymour and Nancy Hewitt.

The Pill's Precursors

Allen Killam

A review of Eve's Herbs, by John M. Riddle.

Fundamentally Flawed

Richard Stubbing

A review of Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Technology, by A. D. Van Nostrand.

E. O. Wilson's Consilience: A Noble, Unifying Vision, Grandly Expressed

Charles Gillispie

A review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, by Edward O. Wilson.

How Psychiatry Sought Asylum From the Insanity of Eugenics

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.

A review of Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880-1940, by Ian Robert Dowbiggin.

Body of Knowledge

Stephen Kahler

A review of Encyclopedia of Human Biology, Renato Dulbecco, editor-in-chief.

A Pound of Prevention

Stacey Bell

A review of Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, Adrianne Bendich and Richard J. Deckelbaum, eds.

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.


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.


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.

comments powered by Disqus

Connect With Us:

Facebook Icon Sm Twitter Icon Google+ Icon Pinterest Icon RSS Feed Instagram Icon

Sigma Xi/Amazon Smile (SciNight)

Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

RSS Feed Subscription

Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.

Read Past Issues on JSTOR

JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.

The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.

View the full collection here.

Subscribe to American Scientist