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Science Books - 2005

Book Reviews From 2005

December 22, 2005
Robert Dinwiddie, Philip Eales, David Hughes, Ian Nicholson, Ian Ridpath, Giles Sparrow, Pam Spence, Carole Stott, Kevin Tildsley, Martin Rees (2005)
Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard P. Feynman (Foreword), Ralph Leighton, Freeman Dyson (Editor) (2005)

December 15, 2005
Our Inner Ape
Frans De Waal (2005)
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
Harold McGee (2005)

December 8, 2005
The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science, Including the Original Papers
Alan Lightman (2005)
Leo Laporte's 2006 Gadget Guide
Leo Laporte, Michael Miller (2005)

December 1, 2005
From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books (Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals)
Charles Darwin, Edward O. Wilson (Editor) (2005)
Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals
Robert M. Sapolsky (2005)

November 24, 2005
Descartes' Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe
Amir D. Aczel (2005)
The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
Wendy Moore (2005)

November 17, 2005
The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma
Marc W. Kirschner, John C. Gerhart, John Norton (2005)
On Intelligence
Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee (2005)
Space Tourist's Handbook: Where to Go, What to See, And How to Prepare for the Ride of Your Life
Eric C. Anderson, Joshua Piven (2005)

November 10, 2005
Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond
Lawrence M. Krauss (2005)
Gen-e-sis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins
Robert M. Hazen (2005)
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
James R. Hansen (2005)

November 3, 2005
The Best Science Books - A Gift Giving Guide
The best science titles from 2005. For that special boffin in your life.

October 21, 2005
A Briefer History of Time
Stephen Hawking (2005)
The Physics of Superheroes
James Kakalios (2005)

October 14, 2005
Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID
Katherine Albrecht, Liz McIntyre (2005)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Simon Winchester (2005)

October 7, 2005
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
John M. Barry (2005)
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Ray Kurzweil (2005)

September 30, 2005
The Planets
Dava Sobel (2005)
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Steven Squyres (2005)

September 23, 2005
Drug Discovery: A History
Walter Sneader (2005)
An Introduction To Medicinal Chemistry
Graham Patrick (2005)

September 16, 2005
The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older
Elkhonon Goldberg (2005)
Nerve Endings: The Discovery of the Synapse
Richard Rapport (2005)

September 9, 2005
Cord Blood: Establishing a National Stem Cell Bank Program
Emily Ann Meyer, Kathi E. Hanna and Kristine M. Gebbie (2005)
Stem Cells: Nuclear Reprogramming and Therapeutic Applications
Gregory Bock (Editor), Jamie Goode (2005)

September 2, 2005
Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - and What It Means to Be Human
Joel Garreau (2005)
Unwinding the Clock: Ten Thoughts on Our Relationship to Time
Bodil Jonsson, Tiina Nunnally [Trans.] (2005)

August 26, 2005
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
Armand Leroi (2005)
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
David Plotz (2005)

August 19, 2005
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
Sean B. Carroll (2005)
Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life
Eric D. Schneider, Dorion Sagan (2005)

August 12, 2005
Genes on the Menu: Facts for Knowledge-Based Decisions
Paul Pechan, Gert de Vries (2005)
Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry Is Killing Us
Christopher Cook (2004)

August 5, 2005
The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Roger Penrose (2005)
Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
Abraham Pais (2005)

July 28, 2005
The Rebirth of Cold Fusion
Steven B. Krivit, Nadine Winocur (2005)
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
Guy Deutscher (2005)

July 21, 2005
Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence
Vincent Pieribone, David F. Gruber (January, 2006)
The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong
Donald Kroodsma (2005)

July 14, 2005
Bodies of Evidence: Forensic Science and Crime
Kevin Lothridge, Kathleen Anne Savage, Susan Hart Johns, Michael G. Sheppo (2005)
Microbe: Are We Ready For The Next Plague?
Alan P. Zelicoff M.D., Michael Bellomo (2005)

July 7, 2005
Seen and Unseen: Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone
B. Sheehan, David J. Patterson, Brett Leigh Dicks, Joan M. Henson (2005)
Farewell to the Internal Clock: A contribution in the field of chronobiology
Gunter Klein, Peter Becker (2005)

June 30, 2005
Mars On Earth: The Adventures Of Space Pioneers In The High Arctic
Robert Zubrin (2004)
Space Station Odyssey: The Making of an Astronaut
Thomas D. Jones (2005)

June 23, 2005
Twin Tracks: The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World
James Burke (2005)
Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea
Mark Ratner, Daniel Ratner (2002)

June 16, 2005
Alpha & Omega: The Search For the Beginning and the End of the Universe
Charles Seife (2003)
Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown
Michael Shermer (2005)

June 9, 2005
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene (2000)
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
Richard Dawkins (2005)

June 2, 2005
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond (2004)
The Double Helix: Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson (1968)