Books et al.
Review Index, 2001

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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Albatrosses, by W. L. N. Tickell (Pica, East Sussex, UK, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Wallace at Center Stage
Science 17 August 2001; 293 (5533): 1260
Alfred Russel Wallace. A Life, by Peter Raby (Chatto and Windus, London, and Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001)
reviewed by Gareth Nelson
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Browsings
Science 26 October 2001; 294 (5543): 792b
The Anatomy of Nature. Geology and American Landscape Painting, 1825-1875, by Rebecca Bedell (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Behavioral Just-So Stories, Recast
Science 27 July 2001; 293 (5530): 610
Animal Traditions. Behavioural Inheritance in Evolution, by Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Patricia Adair Gowaty
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Sounds of Silence
Science 15 June 2001; 292 (5524): 2017b
Antarctic Symphony, by Peter Maxwell Davies (www.maxopus.com)
reviewed by Julia Uppenbrink
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Algorithms of Boundless Beauty
Science 20 April 2001; 292 (5516): 445
Arabesques. Decorative Art in Morocco, by Jean-Marc Cast±ra (ACR, Paris, 1999)
reviewed by Gregory Buck
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Things Fall Apart
Science 12 January 2001; 291 (5502): 258
Betrayal of Trust. The Collapse of Global Public Health, by Laurie Garrett (Hyperion, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Robert E. Shope
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Culturing American Life
Science 9 March 2001; 291 (5510): 1907
Biologists and the Promise of American Life. From Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey, by Philip J. Pauly (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2000)
reviewed by Audra J. Wolfe
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Dealing with Superabundant Diversity
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2004
The Birds of Ecuador. Vol. I, Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, by Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2001)
reviewed by Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Dealing with Superabundant Diversity
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2004
The Birds of Ecuador. Vol. II, Field Guide, by Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2001)
reviewed by Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Raising the Bar for Bird Guides
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2002
Birds of Europe (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2000)
reviewed by Hugh Dingle
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Raising the Bar for Bird Guides
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2002
Birds of North America, by Kenn Kaufman (Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Hugh Dingle
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Island Biogeography Redux, with a Speciation Twist
Science 2 November 2001; 294 (5544): 1007
The Birds of Northern Melanesia. Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography, by Ernst Mayr and Jared M. Diamond (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Bruce M. Beehler
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Why Did the Penguins Gasp?
Science 14 December 2001; 294 (5550): 2298
The Blue Planet. A Natural History of the Oceans, by Andrew Byatt, Alastair Fothergill, and Martha Holmes (BBC One, Fall, 2001. Discovery Channel, January, 2002. Eight 50-minute episodes)
reviewed by Caroline Ash and Samuel Ash Croft
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Why Did the Penguins Gasp?
Science 14 December 2001; 294 (5550): 2298
The Blue Planet. A Natural History of the Oceans, by Andrew Byatt, Alastair Fothergill, and Martha Holmes (BBC Worldwide, London, 2001, and DK, New York, 2002)
reviewed by Caroline Ash and Samuel Ash Croft
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Boltzmann's Science, Irony and Achievement
Science 30 March 2001; 291 (5513): 2553
Boltzmann's Atom. The Great Debate That Launched a Revolution in Physics, by David Lindley (Free Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Leo P. Kadanoff
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Clear View of a Promising Future
Science 12 October 2001; 294 (5541): 312a
Brave New Brain. Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome, by Nancy C. Andreasen (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Michael Rutter
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Extraordinary Talents of Autistic Minds
Science 20 July 2001; 293 (5529): 435
Bright Splinters of the Mind. A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants, by Beate Hermelin (Jessica Kingsley, Philadelphia, 2001)
reviewed by Marian Sigman
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Twitching Butterflies
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2007
Butterflies Through Binoculars. The West. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America, by Jeffrey Glassberg (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Paul R. Ehrlich
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Manifesto for a Cytoplasmic Revolution
Science 27 July 2001; 293 (5530): 611
Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life. A New, Unifying Approach to Cell Function, by Gerald H. Pollack (Ebner, Seattle, 2001)
reviewed by Thomas P. Stossel
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Communications Breakdown?
Science 16 February 2001; 291 (5507): 1264
The Century of the Gene , by Evelyn Fox Keller (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
reviewed by Sean B. Carroll
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Writing About the Unseen
Science 3 August 2001; 293 (5531): 810
Chance in the House of Fate. A Natural History of Heredity, by Jennifer Ackerman (Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Andrew Berry
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Why Global Warming Is Controversial
Science 7 December 2001; 294 (5549): 2105
Changing the Atmosphere. Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance, by Clark A. Miller and Paul N. Edwards, Eds. (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by George Philander
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Browsings
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1843a
The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology , by G±nter P. Wagner, Ed. (Academic Press, San Diego, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1843a
A Chemical History Tour. Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science, by Arthur Greenberg (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Games Cichlids Play
Science 5 January 2001; 291 (5501): 51
The Cichlid Fishes. Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution, by George W. Barlow (Perseus, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
reviewed by Amy McCune
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Browsings
Science 5 October 2001; 294 (5540): 65
The Coldest March. Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition, by Susan Solomon (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Raising the Bar for Bird Guides
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2002
Collins Bird Guide, by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstr±m, and Peter J. Grant (Harper Collins, London, 1999)
reviewed by Hugh Dingle
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Browsings
Science 9 March 2001; 291 (5510): 1908
Computers Ltd. What They Really Can't Do, by David Harel (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Mutated into Oblivion
Science 29 June 2001; 292 (5526): 2437
The Cooperative Gene. How Mendel's Demon Explains the Evolution of Complex Beings, by Mark Ridley (Free Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Lynda F. Delph
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Beautiful Reef Builders
Science 25 May 2001; 292 (5521): 1492
Corals of the World, by J. E. N. Veron (Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, 2000)
reviewed by Stephen D. Cairns
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Hunting the Metaphor
Science 16 February 2001; 291 (5507): 1265
Cracking the Genome. Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA, by Kevin Davies (Free Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Sydney Brenner
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Course Changes for the Research University
Science 19 October 2001; 294 (5542): 527
The Creation of the Future. The Role of the American University, by Frank H. T. Rhodes (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2001)
reviewed by Robert M. Rosenzweig
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Killing Other Peoples
Science 16 March 2001; 291 (5511): 2097a
The Deadly Ethnic Riot , by Donald L. Horowitz (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2001)
reviewed by Sudhir Kakar
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An Internet Tea Party
Science 23 February 2001; 291 (5508): 1493
The Diagnosis , by Alan Lightman (Pantheon, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Julio Licinio
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Adapt or Perish? Zoos Must Choose
Science 18 May 2001; 292 (5520): 1304
A Different Nature. The Paradoxical World of Zoos and Their Uncertain Future, by David Hancocks (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2001)
reviewed by Michael H. Robinson
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Controversial Crusade Against Cancer
Science 17 August 2001; 293 (5533): 1261
Dr. Folkman's War. Angiogenesis and the Struggle to Defeat Cancer, by Robert Cooke (Random House, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Ilana L±wy
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Dragonflies of the World, by Jill Silsby (CSIRO Press, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Old Insects, New Treatment
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2005
Dragonflies Through Binoculars. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America, by Sidney W. Dunkle (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Dennis R. Paulson
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Visionary Architect of the Net
Science 26 October 2001; 294 (5543): 792a
The Dream Machine. J. C. R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal, by M. Mitchell Waldrop (Viking, New York, 2001)
reviewed by John Naughton
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Browsings
Science 23 March 2001; 291 (5512): 2322
Earth Systems. Processes and Issues, by W. G. Ernst, Ed. (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Explaining Exuberant Diversification
Science 5 October 2001; 294 (5540): 64
The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation , by Dolph Schluter (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Axel Meyer
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Paradise Regained
Science 15 June 2001; 292 (5524): 2017a
The Eden Project (Bodelva, St. Austell, Cornwall, UK)
reviewed by Sandra Knapp
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Music of the Spheres
Science 2 February 2001; 291 (5505): 834
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony. Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time, by Marcia Bartusiak (Joseph Henry, Washington, DC, 2000)
reviewed by Matt Visser
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Betrayed by Batteries?
Science 23 February 2001; 291 (5508): 1495
The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History , by David A. Kirsch (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2000)
reviewed by Leonard S. Reich
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Browsings
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1843a
Enriching the Earth. Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production, by Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Holy Landscapes!
Science 26 January 2001; 291 (5504): 602
Epistasis and the Evolutionary Process, by Jason B. Wolf, Edmund D. Brodie III, and Michael J. Wade, Eds. (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by James Mallet
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Cenozoic Dramas
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1841
The Eternal Frontier. An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples, by Tim Flannery (Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Stuart Pimm
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Everyday Impacts of a Most Influential Theory
Science 21 September 2001; 293 (5538): 2209
Evolution (WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Seattle, WA. On PBS, evenings, 24 to 27 September 2001)
reviewed by Timothy H. Goldsmith
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Everyday Impacts of a Most Influential Theory
Science 21 September 2001; 293 (5538): 2209
Evolution. The Triumph of an Idea, by Carl Zimmer (HarperCollins, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Timothy H. Goldsmith
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Changes in Life Across Many Temporal Scales
Science 2 November 2001; 294 (5544): 1008
Evolutionary Patterns. Growth, Form, and Tempo in the Fossil Record, by Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Scott Lidgard, and Frank K. McKinney, Eds. (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001)
reviewed by Richard Bambach
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Complexities of a Controversial Practice
Science 18 May 2001; 292 (5520): 1305
Female "Circumcision" in Africa. Culture, Controversy, and Change, by Bettina Shell-Duncan and Ylva Hernlund, Eds. (Lynne Rienner, Boulder, CO, 2000)
reviewed by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer
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Complexities of a Controversial Practice
Science 18 May 2001; 292 (5520): 1305
The Female Circumcision Controversy. An Anthropological Perspective, by Ellen Gruenbaum (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2001)
reviewed by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer
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Elementary, My Dear Chimpanzee
Science 19 January 2001; 291 (5503): 440
Folk Physics for Apes. The Chimpanzee's Theory of How the World Works, by Daniel J. Povinelli (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000)
reviewed by Marc D. Hauser
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Another World Food Scare?
Science 2 March 2001; 291 (5509): 1707b
Food's Frontier. The Next Green Revolution, by Richard Manning (North Point, New York, 2000)
reviewed by John H. Sanders
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Pathways to Dependency
Science 1 June 2001; 292 (5522): 1662
Forces of Habit. Drugs and the Making of the Modern World, by David T. Courtwright (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Jack H. Mendelson
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Browsings
Science 5 October 2001; 294 (5540): 65
Frogs, Flies, and Dandelions. The Making of Species, by Menno Schilthuizen (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Resolving the Hox Paradox
Science 22 June 2001; 292 (5525): 2256
From DNA to Diversity. Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design, by Sean B. Carroll, Jennifer K. Grenier, and Scott D. Weatherbee (Blackwell Science, Malden, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Gregory A. Wray
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Resolving the Hox Paradox
Science 22 June 2001; 292 (5525): 2256
Genomic Regulatory Systems. Development and Evolution, by Eric H. Davidson (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001)
reviewed by Gregory A. Wray
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Are You Ready?
Science 20 July 2001; 293 (5529): 436
The Genomic Revolution , by Rob DeSalle, Curator (American Museum of Natural History, New York. 26 May 2001 to 1 January 2002)
reviewed by Orla Smith
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Song for an Ocean Planet
Science 26 October 2001; 294 (5543): 791
Great Waters. An Atlantic Passage, by Deborah Cramer (Norton, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Marcia K. McNutt
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Ingredients for Tropical Renewal
Science 11 May 2001; 292 (5519): 1074
Green Phoenix. Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, by William Allen (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Valerie Kapos
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Microbial Resolution and Reality
Science 30 March 2001; 291 (5513): 2554
Growth and Form. Biomedical Images--Awards and Interpretations, by Denna Jones, Curator (The Wellcome Trust, Two 10 Gallery, London, 22 February to 4 May 2001)
reviewed by Caroline Ash
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A Goddess of Earth or the Imagination of a Man?
Science 9 March 2001; 291 (5510): 1906
Homage to Gaia. The Life of an Independent Scientist, by James Lovelock (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000)
reviewed by Stephen H. Schneider
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For the Curious
Science 10 August 2001; 293 (5532): 1053
How Things Work. The Physics of Everyday Life. 2nd ed., by Louis A. Bloomfield (Wiley, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Marc Lavine
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Certain Diseases, Uncertain Explanations
Science 23 November 2001; 294 (5547): 1658
Human Frontiers, Environments and Disease. Past Patterns, Uncertain Futures, by Tony McMichael (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001)
reviewed by David Morens
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Fatally Flawed Iconoclasm
Science 22 June 2001; 292 (5525): 2257a
Icons of Evolution. Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong, by Jonathan Wells (Regnery, Washington, DC, 2000)
reviewed by Eugenie C. Scott
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Interconnected Stories of Brain Rhythms
Science 14 December 2001; 294 (5550): 2295
The Intact and Sliced Brain , by Mircea Steriade (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Gy±rgy Buzs±ki
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Browsings
Science 28 September 2001; 293 (5539): 2400b
Kokopelli. The Making of an Icon, by Ekkehart Malotki (University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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The Shadow of Droughts' Deaths
Science 27 April 2001; 292 (5517): 644
Late Victorian Holocausts. El Ni±o Famines and the Making of the Third World, by Mike Davis (Verso, London, 2001)
reviewed by Vaclav Smil
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Splendor of Humble Symbionts
Science 21 December 2001; 294 (5551): 2485
Lichens of North America, by Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001)
reviewed by Paula T. DePriest
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Browsings
Science 22 June 2001; 292 (5525): 2257b
Light! The Industrial Age 1750-1900. Art & Science, Technology & Society, by Andreas Bl±hm and Louise Lippincott (Thames & Hudson, New York, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 31 August 2001; 293 (5535): 1598b
The Living Wild , by Art Wolfe (Wildlands, Seattle, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 13 April 2001; 292 (5515): 227b
Machu Picchu. A Civil Engineering Marvel, by Kenneth R. Wright and Alfredo Valencia Zegarra (American Society of Civil Engineers Press, Reston, VA, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Crime-solving Bugs
Science 13 April 2001; 292 (5515): 227a
Maggots, Murder and Men. Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist, by Zakaria Erzin±lioglu (Harley, Colchester, UK, 2000)
reviewed by Jason H. Byrd
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We Are Made of Starstuff
Science 4 May 2001; 292 (5518): 863
The Magic Furnace. The Search for the Origins of Atoms, by Marcus Chown (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Craig J. Hogan
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Empowering Aristotle
Science 6 July 2001; 293 (5527): 53
Making Social Science Matter. Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again, by Bent Flyvberg (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001)
reviewed by Clifford Geertz
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The Story of Strata-Smith
Science 24 August 2001; 293 (5534): 1439
The Map That Changed the World. William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester (Viking, London, and HarperCollins, New York, 2001)
reviewed by David Oldroyd
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Piecing Together a Puzzling World
Science 1 June 2001; 292 (5522): 1661
Memento, by Christopher Nolan, Director (Newmarket Film Group, 2000)
reviewed by Esther M. Sternberg
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A Martian's Chroncles
Science 23 November 2001; 294 (5547): 1657
Memoirs. A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics, by Edward Teller, with Judy Shoolery (Perseus, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Gregg Herken
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Mutated into Oblivion
Science 29 June 2001; 292 (5526): 2437
Mendel's Demon. Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life, by Mark Ridley (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2000)
reviewed by Lynda F. Delph
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Proving Watson-Crickery, Napkin by Napkin
Science 21 December 2001; 294 (5551): 2483
Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA. A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology", by Frederic Lawrence Holmes (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001)
reviewed by Nathaniel Comfort
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
The Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland , by Jim Asher, Martin Warren, Richard Fox, Paul Harding, Gail Jeffcoate, and Stephen Jeffcoate (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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A Last Hurrah and New Directions
Science 20 April 2001; 292 (5516): 446
Molecular Cloning. A Laboratory Manual. 3rd ed., by Joseph Sambrook and David W. Russell (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2001)
reviewed by Lisa Chong
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Despised Source of Whining and Worse
Science 21 September 2001; 293 (5538): 2211
Mosquito. A Natural History of Man's Most Persistent and Deadly Foe, by Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio (Hyperion, New York, 2001)
reviewed by John Farley
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A Scientific Kokopelli
Science 7 December 2001; 294 (5549): 2103
My Life in Science, by Sydney Brenner. Errol C. Friedberg and Eleanor Lawrence, Eds. (BioMed Central, London, 2001)
reviewed by Bob Edgar
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Browsings
Science 12 October 2001; 294 (5541): 312b
Nature Loves to Hide. Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality from a Western Perspective, by Shimon Malin (Oxford University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Modern Molecular Vision
Science 13 April 2001; 292 (5515): 226
The New Chemistry , by Nina Hall, Ed. (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Shenda M. Baker
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Not "A Piece of Cake"!
Science 27 April 2001; 292 (5517): 643
No Apparent Danger. The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz, by Victoria Bruce (HarperCollins, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Haraldur Sigurdsson
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Raising the Bar for Bird Guides
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2002
North American Bird Guide (Pica, East Sussex, UK, 2000)
reviewed by Hugh Dingle
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Explosive Rhetoric
Science 12 January 2001; 291 (5502): 257
The Nuclear Muse. Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs, by John Canaday (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 2000)
reviewed by Gregory Benford
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Evolution and Our Reproductive Physiology
Science 3 August 2001; 293 (5531): 809
On Fertile Ground. A Natural History of Human Reproduction, by Peter Ellison (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Hillard S. Kaplan
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The Webs We Weave
Science 29 June 2001; 292 (5526): 2438
The Once and Future Web , by Michael Sappol and Hunter Crowther-Heyck, Curators (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD)
reviewed by David Voss
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The Webs We Weave
Science 29 June 2001; 292 (5526): 2438
The Once and Future Web. Worlds Woven by the Telegraph and Internet, by Jerry James (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. May and June 2001)
reviewed by David Voss
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A Highly Personal Perspective
Science 5 October 2001; 294 (5540): 63
Operators and Promoters. The Story of Molecular Biology and Its Creators, by Harrison Echols. Carol A. Gross, Ed. (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2001)
reviewed by Mark Ptashne
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Fragmented Formative Story
Science 15 June 2001; 292 (5524): 2016
Origin of the Earth and Moon, by R. M. Canup and K. Righter, Eds. (University of Arizona Press, Tucson, in collaboration with Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2000)
reviewed by Hugh O'Neill
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Some Things Never Change
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1843b
Oxygen, by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann (Wiley-VCH, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Julia Uppenbrink
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Some Things Never Change
Science 8 June 2001; 292 (5523): 1843b
Oxygen, by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann (Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, 2 to 7 April 2001)
reviewed by Julia Uppenbrink
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Despised Marvels of Deception and Adaption
Science 23 March 2001; 291 (5512): 2321a
Parasite Rex. Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures, by Carl Zimmer (Free Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Albert O. Bush
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Browsings
Science 23 March 2001; 291 (5512): 2322
Perspectives on Genetics. Anecdotal, Historical, and Critical Commentaries, 1987-1998, by James F. Crow and William F. Dove, Eds. (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Photographic Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe, by Tom Tolman (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Growing Trees from Molecular Data
Science 14 December 2001; 294 (5550): 2297
Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy. A How-To Manual for Molecular Biologists, by Barry G. Hall (Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Axel Meyer
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High-Density Intro to Information Devices
Science 30 November 2001; 294 (5548): 1838b
The Physics of Information Technology , by Neil Gershenfeld (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000)
reviewed by David G. Goodwin
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Grappling with Qubits
Science 6 April 2001; 292 (5514): 57b
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by G±nter Mahler
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Browsings
Science 19 October 2001; 294 (5542): 528b
The Rainbow Bridge. Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science, by Raymond L. Lee Jr. and Alistair B. Fraser (Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, and SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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A Synthesis that Failed
Science 16 November 2001; 294 (5546): 1467
Reconciling Science and Religion. The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain, by Peter J. Bowler (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001)
reviewed by Thomas Dixon
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Cinemas of the Wild
Science 5 January 2001; 291 (5501): 50a
Reel Nature. America's Romance with Wildlife on Film, by Gregg Mitman (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999)
reviewed by Thomas Lovejoy
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Some of the Truth
Science 28 September 2001; 293 (5539): 2400a
Religion Explained. The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought, by Pascal Boyer (Basic Books, New York, 2001)
reviewed by John Polkinghorne
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Westward Impulse Embodied
Science 19 January 2001; 291 (5503): 441
A River Running West. The Life of John Wesley Powell, by Donald Worster (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Stephen J. Pyne
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Browsings
Science 5 January 2001; 291 (5501): 50b
Science is Fiction. The Films of Jean Painlev±, by Andy Masaki Bellows and Marina McDougall, Eds. With Brigitte Berg (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
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Casting Light on the Shadow of Doubt
Science 19 October 2001; 294 (5542): 528a
The Science of Conjecture. Evidence and Probability before Pascal, by James Franklin (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2001)
reviewed by Jane Hawkins
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The Kitchen Chemist
Science 16 November 2001; 294 (5546): 1468
The Science of Cooking , by Peter Barham (Springer, Berlin, 2001)
reviewed by Marc Lavine
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Politics Is Hell
Science 12 October 2001; 294 (5541): 311
Science, Money, and Politics. Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion, by Daniel S. Greenberg (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001)
reviewed by Daniel Sarewitz
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For the Curious
Science 10 August 2001; 293 (5532): 1053
Scientific American How Things Work Today, by Michael Wright and Mukul Patel, Eds. (Crown, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Marc Lavine
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Browsings
Science 22 June 2001; 292 (5525): 2258
The Scopes Trial. A Photographic History, by Edward Caudill, Edward Larson, and Jesse Fox Mayshark (University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2000)
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Framing the Evidence
Science 21 December 2001; 294 (5551): 2486
Secret Knowledge. Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters, by David Hockney (Thames and Hudson, London, and Viking Studio, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Patricia Fara
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Images of Inhumanism
Science 9 November 2001; 294 (5545): 1288
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers , by Tim Hunt, Ed. (Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2001)
reviewed by Christopher Cokinos
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Unveiling Mechanisms of Collective Behavior
Science 16 November 2001; 294 (5546): 1466
Self-Organization in Biological Systems, by Scott Camazine, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Nigel R. Franks, James Sneyd, Guy Theraulaz, and Eric Bonabeau (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001)
reviewed by John W. Pepper and Guy Hoelzer
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The Pill in Context
Science 7 December 2001; 294 (5549): 2106
Sexual Chemistry. A History of the Contraceptive Pill, by Lara V. Marks (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001)
reviewed by Londa Schiebinger
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Browsings
Science 9 February 2001; 291 (5506): 992b
The Shape of the Heart , by Pierre Vinken (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999)
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Formative Effects of Federal Funding
Science 10 August 2001; 293 (5532): 1052
Shaping Biology. The National Science Foundation and American Biological Research, 1945-1975, by Toby Appel (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2000)
reviewed by James E. Strick
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Studied Ambiguity
Science 28 September 2001; 293 (5539): 2399
Shaping Science with Rhetoric. The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schr±dinger, and Wilson, by Leah Ceccarelli (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001)
reviewed by Richard Rorty
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Waiting for Vaccine
Science 4 May 2001; 292 (5518): 862
Shots in the Dark. The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine, by Jon Cohen (Norton, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Robin A. Weiss
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Also Sprach Homo mutans
Science 23 November 2001; 294 (5547): 1659
Shrinking the Cat. Genetic Engineering Before We Knew About Genes, by Norman A. Johnson (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001)
reviewed by Sue Hubbell
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior , by Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning Jr., and David A. Sibley, Eds. (Knopf, New York, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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Raising the Bar for Bird Guides
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2002
The Sibley Guide to Birds , by David Allen Sibley (Knopf, New York, 2000)
reviewed by Hugh Dingle
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Relying on Manna from Heaven?
Science 9 November 2001; 294 (5545): 1285
The Skeptical Environmentalist. Measuring the Real State of the World, by Bj±rn Lomborg (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001)
reviewed by Michael Grubb
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The Model Science Advisor
Science 24 August 2001; 293 (5534): 1440
Solly Zuckerman. A Scientist out of the Ordinary, by John Peyton (John Murray, London, 2001)
reviewed by Keith O'Nions
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Life from Smut
Science 9 February 2001; 291 (5506): 991
Sparks of Life. Darwinism and the Victorian Debates over Spontaneous Generation, by James E. Strick (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
reviewed by Lynn Margulis
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Painting the Skies
Science 16 March 2001; 291 (5511): 2097b
Star Struck. 1000 Years of the Art and Science of Astronomy, by Ronald Brashear and Daniel Lewis, Curators (Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, to 13 May 2001)
reviewed by Virginia Trimble
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Painting the Skies
Science 16 March 2001; 291 (5511): 2097b
Star Struck. One Thousand Years of the Art and Science of Astronomy, by Ronald Brashear and Daniel Lewis (Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, and the University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2001)
reviewed by Virginia Trimble
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Browsings
Science 9 November 2001; 294 (5545): 1289
Stones of the Sur, by Robinson Jeffers. Photography by Morley Baer. Selected and introduced by James Karman (Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2001)
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Developments from a Beneficial Bark
Science 11 May 2001; 292 (5519): 1073
The Story of Taxol. Nature and Politics in the Pursuit of an Anti-cancer Drug, by Jordan Goodman and Vivien Walsh (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2001)
reviewed by William P. McGuire
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More Than a Mass of Incandescent Gas
Science 27 April 2001; 292 (5517): 645
The Sun from Space , by Kenneth R. Lang (Springer, New York, 2000)
reviewed by J. R. Jokipii
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Fascinations of the Third Domain
Science 2 March 2001; 291 (5509): 1707a
The Surprising Archaea. Discovering Another Domain of Life, by John L. Howland (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by W. Ford Doolittle
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Not "A Piece of Cake"!
Science 27 April 2001; 292 (5517): 643
Surviving Galeras, by Stanley Williams and Fen Montaigne (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001)
reviewed by Haraldur Sigurdsson
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Tales Told by Loops, Whorls, and Ridges
Science 7 September 2001; 293 (5536): 1771
Suspect Identities. A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification, by Simon A. Cole (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Robert Jackall
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Browsings
Science 9 March 2001; 291 (5510): 1908
The Swamp. On the Edge of Eden, by Kerry Oliver-Smith et al. (Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Sylvia Warblers, by Hadoram Shirihai, Gabriel Gargallo, and Andreas J. Helbig (Christopher Helm, London, and Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001)
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Beautiful Transfer of Information
Science 21 September 2001; 293 (5538): 2210
Synapses, by W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas C. S±dhof, and Charles F. Stevens, Eds. (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2000)
reviewed by Mary B. Kennedy
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Browsings
Science 2 March 2001; 291 (5509): 1708
Taking Measures Across the American Landscape, by James Corner and Alex S. MacLean (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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McClintock at 100--Reason to Celebrate
Science 5 October 2001; 294 (5540): 62
The Tangled Field. Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control, by Nathaniel C. Comfort (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Susan R. Wessler
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Browsings
Science 9 November 2001; 294 (5545): 1289
The Tapir's Morning Bath. Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them, by Elizabeth Royte (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001)
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Making Sense of Deformed Rocks
Science 31 August 2001; 293 (5535): 1597
The Techniques of Modern Structural Geology. Vol. 3, Applications of Continuum Mechanics in Structural Geology, by John G. Ramsay and Richard J. Lisle (Academic Press, San Diego, 2000)
reviewed by Steven Wojtal
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Divergent Thinking About Self-Defense
Science 13 July 2001; 293 (5528): 219
Tending Adam's Garden. Evolving the Immune Self, by Irun R. Cohen (Academic Press, San Diego, 2000)
reviewed by Jonathan Howard
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Browsings
Science 23 March 2001; 291 (5512): 2322
A Thin Cosmic Rain. Particles from Outer Space, by Michael W. Friedlander (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000)
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Threatened Birds of the World, by Alison J. Stattersfield and David R. Capper (Lynx Editions, Barcelona, and BirdLife International, Cambridge, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Explaining Time's Arrow
Science 13 July 2001; 293 (5528): 220
Time and Chance, by David Z. Albert (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001)
reviewed by Jean Bricmont
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Teaching Healing and Healing Teaching
Science 23 March 2001; 291 (5512): 2321b
Time to Heal. American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care, by Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Oxford University Press, New York, 1999)
reviewed by Robert G. Petersdorf
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A Private-Sector Perspective
Science 25 May 2001; 292 (5521): 1491
Transducing the Genome. Information, Anarchy, and Revolution in the Biomedical Sciences, by Gary Zweiger (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Michael A. Goldman
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Toward the Invisible Computer
Science 30 November 2001; 294 (5548): 1838a
The Unfinished Revolution. Human-Centered Computers and What They Can Do For Us, by Michael Dertouzos (HarperCollins, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Martin Greenberger
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Consequences of Community Drift
Science 7 September 2001; 293 (5536): 1772
The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography , by Stephen P. Hubbell (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001)
reviewed by Claire de Mazancourt
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Browsings
Science 16 March 2001; 291 (5511): 2098
The Universe. A Convergence of Art, Music, and Science, by Jay Belloli, Ed. (Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, and Reaktion, London, 2001)
reviewed by staff
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The Republican Temple of Nature
Science 26 January 2001; 291 (5504): 601
Utopia's Garden. French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution, by E. C. Spary (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2000)
reviewed by Pascal Duris
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Browsings
Science 18 May 2001; 292 (5520): 1306
Vanishing Voices. The Extinction of the World's Languages, by Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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The Great Success of a "Foul Book"
Science 2 February 2001; 291 (5505): 833
Victorian Sensation. The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, by James A. Secord (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001)
reviewed by David L. Hull
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Viral Immunology from Math
Science 9 February 2001; 291 (5506): 992a
Virus Dynamics. Mathematical Principles of Immunology and Virology, by Martin A. Nowak and Robert M. May (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000)
reviewed by Charles R. M. Bangham and Becca Asquith
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Voices of Amazonian Birds. Birds of the Rainforest of Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Vol. 1, Tinamous (Tinamidae) Through Barbets (Capitonidae), by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Curtis A. Marantz, and Peter H. English (Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Voices of Amazonian Birds. Birds of the Rainforest of Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Vol. 2, Toucans (Ramphastidae) Through Antbirds (Thamnophilidae), by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Curtis A. Marantz, and Peter H. English (Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Voices of Amazonian Birds. Birds of the Rainforest of Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Vol. 3, Ground Antbirds (Formicariidae) Through Jays (Corvidae), by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Curtis A. Marantz, and Peter H. English (Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Voices of Andean Birds. Vol. 1, Birds of the Hill Forest of Southern Peru and Bolivia, by Thomas S. Schulenberg (Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Browsings
Science 14 September 2001; 293 (5537): 2008
Voices of Andean Birds. Vol. 2, Birds of the Cloud Forest of Southern Peru and Bolivia, by Thomas S. Schulenberg (Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 2000)
reviewed by staff
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Divergent Thinking About Self-Defense
Science 13 July 2001; 293 (5528): 219
The War Within Us. Everyman's Guide to Infection and Immunity, by Cedric Mims (Academic Press, San Diego, 2000)
reviewed by Jonathan Howard
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In the Beginning Was the Word
Science 16 February 2001; 291 (5507): 1263
Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code, by Lily E. Kay (Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2000)
reviewed by R. C. Lewontin
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Is God All in the Mind?
Science 6 July 2001; 293 (5527): 54
Why God Won't Go Away. Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquili, and Vince Rause (Ballantine, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Michael Shermer
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Cinemas of the Wild
Science 5 January 2001; 291 (5501): 50a
Wildlife Films, by Derek Bous± (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2000)
reviewed by Thomas Lovejoy
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The Meaning of Make-Believe
Science 6 April 2001; 292 (5514): 57a
The Work of the Imagination , by Paul L. Harris (Blackwell, Oxford, 2000)
reviewed by Alison Gopnik
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Why We Must Worry
Science 31 August 2001; 293 (5535): 1598a
The World According to Pimm. A Scientist Audits the Earth, by Stuart L. Pimm (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Peter Raven
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Working Towards a Sustainable Future
Science 9 November 2001; 294 (5545): 1287
World Energy Assessment. Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability, by Jos± Goldemberg, Ed. (United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and World Energy Council, New York, 2001)
reviewed by Walt Patterson
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