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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.


Tiny Enemies, Feeble Crusade: Excerpts from A Melancholy Scene of Devastation, The Gospel of Germs and Mad Dogs


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.


Archaemistry

Charles Kolb

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


The Things They Carried


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.


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.





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