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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.


Saddle Source

Christine Janis

A review of The Nature of Horses: Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior, by Stephen Budiansky.


From Fraud to Human Rescue in Transplantation Immunology

Phillip B. Carter

A review of A History of Transplantation Immunology. Leslie Brent.


Dream Sequences

William Moorcroft

A review of The Neuropsychology of Dreams: A Clinico-Anatomical Study, by Mark Solms.


Skeleton Key

Clark Larsen

A review of Bones of the Maya: Studies of Ancient Skeletons, edited by Stephen L. Whittington and David M. Reed.


After-School Detention

Patricia Galloway

A review of The Cultural Transformation of a Native American Family and Its Tribe, 1763–1995: A Basket of Apples, by Joel Spring.


Trials of Errors

Malcolm Sherman

A review of Yes, We Have No Neutrons: An Eye-Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Bad Science, by A. K. Dewdney.


Graphic Language

John Russ

A review of Number by Colors: A Guide to Using Color to Understand Technical Data, by Brand Fortner and Theodore E. Meyer.


Slick Account

Robert Gramling

A review of Oil Spills, by Joanna Burger.


Through the Spectroscope

Juliette Ioup, George Ioup

A review of Deconvolution of Images and Spectra, second edition, edited by Peter A. Jansson.


Vive La Revolution

David Knight

A review of Lavoisier: Chemist, Biologist, Economist, by Jean-Pierre Poirier; tr. Rebecca Balinski.


Bak to Basics

Thomas Traut

A review of How Nature Works: The Science of Self-organized Criticality, by Per Bak.


Someone Else's Backyard

Raymond Burby

A review of Environmentally Devastated Neighborhoods: Perceptions, Policies, and Realities, by Michael R. Greenberg and Dona Schneider.


Particular Physics

George Kauffman, Laurie Kauffman

A review of The Quotable Einstein, edited by Alice Calaprice.


Paradise in Peril: Examining the Interaction of People and Biota

Ian Tattersall

A review of Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar, edited by Steven M. Goodman and Bruce D. Patterson.


Inflation Appreciation

Y. Ng

A review of The Inflationary Universe: The Quest For a New Theory of Cosmic Origins, by Alan Guth.


Deep Impact

Lucy-Ann McFadden

A review of Impact! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids, by Gerrit L. Verschuur, Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier?, by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Mining The Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets, by John S. Lewis.


Grappling for Light, Stability and Reproductive Success

Michael Purugganan

A review of The Evolutionary Biology of Plants, by Karl J. Niklas.


Space Race

Aleksander Gurshtein

A review of Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon, by James Harford.


Planetary Realignment

Sherman Suter

A review of The Late Devonian Mass Extinction: the Frasnian/Famennian Crisis, by George R. McGhee, Jr.


Acid Test

Tom Tietenberg

A review of Acid Rain and Environmental Degradation: The Economics of Emission Trading, by Ger Klaassen.


World Watch

William Schlesinger

A review of Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, edited by Brian Walker and Will Steffen.


Uprooted Findings

Philip Gingerich

A review of The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North America, edited by Donald R. Prothero and Robert J. Emry.


Last Year's Model

Marcel Holyoak

A review of Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time, edited by Olin E. Rhodes, Jr., Ronald K. Chesser and Michael H. Smith.


Photographic Negatives

Peggy Fiedler

A review of Humanature, by Peter Goin.


Age Limits

Mark Williams

A review of Cheating Time: Science, Sex, and Aging, by Roger Gosden.


Re-examining the Givens: Testing Our Theories of the World

Marshall Specter

A review of Boundaries and Barriers: On the Limits to Scientific Knowledge, edited by John L. Casti and Anders Karlqvist.





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