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November-December 1999 Volume 87, Number 6

What were the best, most influential science books of the 20th century? We posed this impossible question to select readers, reviewers, our own editors and commentators Phil and Phylis Morrison. ...


FEATURE ARTICLES

Prokaryotes *

Michael Hoppert, Frank Mayer

Even without membrane-bounded compartments, prokaryotes display a high degree of subcellular organization


Antarctica's Lake Vostok

Martin Siegert

Specialists in disciplines ranging from glaciology to engineering are preparing to explore the world's largest subglacial lake


How Will Climate Change Affect Human Health? *

Pim Martens

The question poses a huge challenge to scientists. Yet the consequences of global warming for public health remain largely unexplored


Water, Migration and the Serengeti Ecosystem

Eric Wolanski, Emmanuel Gereta, Markus Borner, Simon Mduma

Understanding the mechanisms that control the timing of wildlife migrations may prove vital to successful management


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SCIENTISTS’ BOOKSHELF

A Breathtaking Study of the Real Antismoking Nazis

Peter Fritzsche

A review of The Nazi War on Cancer, by Robert N. Proctor.

See all book reviews for this issue.


DEPARTMENTS

COMPUTING SCIENCE

Experimental Lamarckism

Brian Hayes

Would this evolutionary strategy be worth the investment?

MACROSCOPE

Sharks Beware

A. Peter Klimley

Sharks may be vanishing just as they're most appreciated

MARGINALIA

Chasing Dubois's Ghost

Pat Shipman

In 1891, Java yielded the missing link to an unlikely seeker

ENGINEERING

Buildings and Bookstacks *

Henry Petroski

The design of library buildings

SCIENCE OBSERVER

New Thinking on New Thinking

David Schneider

Can an autistic child's drawings shed light on ice-age artists?

Something Rotten in Seattle

William Cannon

A celebrated, nauseating corpse flower nears blooming

FROM THE PRESIDENT


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