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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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