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Les Temps Peru

David Guillet

A review of Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes, by Karl S. Zimmerer.


Monkey Business

Russell Tuttle

A review of Great Ape Societies, edited by W. C. McGrew, L. F. Marchant, and T. Nishida.


Biological Culture

Fraser Neiman

A review of Darwinian Archaeologies, edited by Herbert D. G. Maschner.


Attention Deficits

Andrew Rowland

A review of Hyperactivity Disorders of Childhood, edited by Seija Sandberg.


Mirror, Mirror

Gregory Lockhead

A review of Mirrors in Mind, by Richard Gregory.


Cooperation Makes It Happen

Lee Dugatkin

A review of The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation, by Matt Ridley.


Playtime

Solmon W. Golomb

A review of Games of No Chance: Combinatorial Games at MSRI, 1994, edited by Richard J. Nowakowski.


Smooth Turbulence

Earl Dowell

A review of Turbulence, Coherent Structures, Dynamical Systems and Symmetry, by Philip Holmes, John L. Lumley and Gal Berkooz.


Constitutional Authority

Philippe R. Di Francesco

A review of Constitutions of Matter: Mathematically Modeling the Most Everyday of Physical Phenomena, by Martin H. Krieger.


Natural View

Peter Robinson

A review of Science and the Perception of Nature: British Landscape Art in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, by Charlotte Klonk.


Tiny TEM

John Hren

A review of Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, by David B. Williams and C. Barry Carter.


Vision Quest

David Butler

A review of A Quest for Life: An Autobiography, by Ian L. McHarg.


Model Steps

Douglas Crawford-Brown

A review of The Modeling of Nature: Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis, by William A. Wallace.


A Review of Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, by Michael J. Behe

Robert L. Dorit

This review originally appeared in the September-October 1997 issue of American Scientist.





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