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Science Books - 2006

Book Reviews From 2006

December 21, 2006
The Top 10 Myths About Evolution
Cameron Smith & Charles Sullivan (2006)
DNA: How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease
Frank H. Stephenson (2006)

December 14, 2006
Dark Cosmos: In Search Of Our Universe's Missing Mass And Energy
Dan Hooper (2006)
Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America
Sherry Boschert (2006)

December 7, 2006
The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
Leonard Susskind (2006)
Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life
Nick Lane (2006)

November 30, 2006
Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project
Spencer Wells (2006)
The End Of The Line: How Overfishing Is Changing The World And What We Eat
Charles Clover (2006)

November 23, 2006
The Scientist As Rebel
Freeman Dyson (2006)
Postcards From Mars: The First Photographer On The Red Planet
Jim Bell (2006)

November 16, 2006
Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War
Tom Wheeler (2006)
PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena
Marie D. Jones (2006)

November 9, 2006
Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human
Chip Walter (2006)
The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter
Colin Tudge (2006)

November 2, 2006
Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
Ronald L. Mallett, Bruce Henderson (2006)
Skin: A Natural History
Nina Jablonski (2006)

October 26, 2006
Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, And Earth's Ancient Atmosphere
Peter Douglas Ward (2006)
Creatures of Accident: The Rise of the Animal Kingdom
Wallace Arthur (2006)

October 19, 2006
Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
Gerald M. Edelman (2006)
The Ghost Map
Steven Johnson (2006)

October 12, 2006
A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial
H.L. Mencken (2006)
The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
Sean B. Carroll (2006)

October 5, 2006
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
Thomas Hager (2006)
Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science
Jeff Meldrum (2006)

September 28, 2006
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Mary Roach (2006)
AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War
Tom McNichol (2006)

September 21, 2006
Stars, Stones and Scholars: The Decipherment of the Megaliths as an Ancient Survey of the Earth by Astronomy
Andis Kaulins (2006)
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Edward J. Larson (2006)

September 14, 2006
The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism
Aaron Sachs (2006)
Unknown Quantity: A Real And Imaginary History of Algebra
John Derbyshire (2006)

September 7, 2006
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
Marc Hauser (2006)
The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
Mario Livio (2006)

August 31, 2006
A Mind of its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
Cordelia Fine (2006)
Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction
James E. III McClellan, Harold Dorn (2006)

August 17, 2006
Kicking the Sacred Cow: Heresy and Impermissible Thoughts in Science
James P. Hogan (2006)
The Survival Imperative: Using Space to Protect Earth
William E. Burrows (2006)

August 10, 2006
The Unidentified & Creatures Of The Outer Edge
Jerome Clark, Loren Coleman (2006)
Follies Of Science: 20th Century Visions Of Our Fantastic Future
Eric Dregni, John Dregni (2006)

August 3, 2006
Many Worlds In One: The Search For Other Universes
Alex Vilenkin (2006)
Stargazer: The Life And Times Of The Telescope
Fred Watson (2006)

July 27, 2006
The Comprehensible Cosmos: Where Do the Laws of Physics Come From?
Victor J. Stenger (2006)
The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
Dick Teresi, Leon Lederman (2006)

July 20, 2006
Democratizing Innovation
Eric Von Hippel (2006)
The Female Brain
Louann Brizendine (2006)

July 13, 2006
Gravity's Arc: The Story of Gravity from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond
David Darling (2006)
How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines
John H. Lienhard (2006)

July 6, 2006
The Gecko's Foot: Bio-Inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature
Peter Forbes (2006)
Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory And the Search for Unity in Physical Law
Peter Woit (2006)

June 29, 2006
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Eminent Lives series)
Matt Ridley (2006)
The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
Pip Coburn (2006)

June 22, 2006
Robot Builder's Bonanza, Third Edition
Gordon McComb, Myke Predko (2006)
How Everything Works: Making Physics Out of the Ordinary
Louis A. Bloomfield (2006)

June 15, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore (2006)
The Cloudspotter's Guide
Gavin Pretor-Pinney (2006)

June 9, 2006
Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian
Chet Raymo (2006)
High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxins, and Human Health
Elizabeth Grossman (2006)

June 2, 2006
Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
Jonathan Balcombe (2006)
Viruses vs. Superbugs: A Solution to the Antibiotics Crisis?
Thomas Hausler (2006)

May 25, 2006
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Matt Ridley (2006)
Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish
G. Bruce Knecht (2006)

May 18, 2006
Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains
Annie Cheney (2006)
Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather
Marq de Villiers (2006)

May 11, 2006
The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas
Michael S. Gazzaniga (2006)
The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors
Ann Gibbons (2006)

May 4, 2006
The Quantum Zoo: A Tourist's Guide to the Never-Ending Universe
Marcus Chown (2006)
Pulse: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things
Robert Frenay (2006)

April 27, 2006
Frozen Earth: The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages
Douglas Macdougall (2006)
Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think
Alan Grafen, Mark Ridley (2006)

April 13, 2006
Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos
Seth Lloyd (2006)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan (2006)

April 6, 2006
Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted
Michael Stebbins (2006)
When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fish: And Other Amazing Tales about the Genes in Your Body
Lisa Seachrist Chiu (2006)

March 30, 2006
Chances Are… Adventures in Probability
Michael Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan (2006)
I Am a Strange Loop
Douglas R. Hofstadter (2006)

March 23, 2006
The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries
Shannon Moffett (2006)
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite
Ann Finkbeiner (2006)

March 16, 2006
The Electric Life of Michael Faraday
Alan W. Hirshfeld (2006)
China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic
Karl Taro Greenfeld (2006)

March 9, 2006
The Mobius Strip: Dr. August Mobius's Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Art, Technology, and Cosmology
Clifford A. Pickover (2006)
Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design
Henry Petroski (2006)

March 2, 2006
Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago
Douglas H. Erwin (2006)
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Tim Flannery (2006)

February 23, 2006
Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials
George Basalla (2006)
The Rock from Mars: A Detective Story on Two Planets
Kathy Sawyer (2006)

February 16, 2006
Chasing Hubble's Shadows: The Search for Galaxies at the Edge of Time
Jeff Kanipe (2006)
The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives
Ted Sargent (2006)

February 9, 2006
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
Mike Mullane (2006)
Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black
Charles Seife (2006)

February 2, 2006
The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
Philip Ball (2006)
The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
Eugene Linden (2006)

January 26, 2006
Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements
Austin Burt, Robert Trivers (2006)
Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles
Robin Baker (2006)

January 19, 2006
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
Michio Kaku (2006)
Silent Steel: The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion
Stephen Johnson (2006)

January 12, 2006
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson (2006)
Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons, and the Garage Warriors Who Love Them
William Gurstelle (2006)

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)

All Book Reviews From 2005

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