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Science Books - 2007

Book Reviews From 2007

December 14, 2007
Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA
Catherine Brady (2007)
The Dinosauria
Edited by David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, and Halszka Osmólska

November 29, 2007
The Age Of Everything: How Science Explores The Past
Matthew Hedman (2007)
The Genius Of China: 3,000 Years Of Science, Discovery, And Invention
Robert Temple, with foreword by Joseph Needham (2007)

November 15, 2007
Proust Was A Neuroscientist
Jonah Lehrer (2007)
Love And Sex With Robots: The Evolution Of Human-Robot Relationships
David Levy (2007)

November 2, 2007
Elephants On Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments
Alex Boese (2007)
Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals With Compassion And Respect
Marc Bekoff (Author), Jane Goodall (2007)

October 19, 2007
The Toothpick: Technology and Culture
Henry Petroski (2007)
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Felipe Fernández-Armesto (2007)

October 5, 2007
The Matter Myth: Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality
Paul Davies & John Gribbin (2007)
Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures Of The Deep
Michael Everhart (2007)

September 20, 2007
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise Of String Theory, The Fall Of A Science, And What Comes Next
Lee Smolin (2007)
Notes from the Holocene: A Brief History of the Future
Dorion Sagan (2007)

September 6, 2007
Avoid Boring People: Lessons From A Life In Science
James D. Watson (2007)
The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery
D. T. Max (2007)

August 24, 2007
Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event That Changed The Course Of Human History (Could Yellowstone be Next?)
John Savino & Marie D. Jones (2007)
What is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect
James R. Flynn (2007)

August 10, 2007
Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case For Making Better People
John Harris (2007)
Mind, Life And Universe: Conversations With Great Scientists Of Our Time
Lynn Margulis & Eduardo Punset (Editors), David Suzuki (Foreword) (2007)

July 26, 2007
Asylum: A Mid-Century Madhouse and Its Lessons about Our Mentally Ill Today
Enoch Callaway (2007)
The Playful World: How Technology Is Transforming Our Imagination
Mark Pesce (2007)

July 12, 2007
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman (2007)
The Survival Imperative: Using Space to Protect Earth
William E. Burrows (2007)

June 28, 2007
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence Of The Unconscious
Gerd Gigerenzer (2007)
When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways To Make Things As Small (Or As Large) As Possible
Paul J. Nahin (2007)

June 21, 2007
The Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Solar System
Richard Corfield (2007)
Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance
Mariana Gosnell (2007)

June 14, 2007
Wired Shut: Copyright And The Shape Of Digital Culture
Tarleton Gillespie (2007)
Thought To Exist In The Wild: Awakening From The Nightmare Of Zoos
Derrick Jensen & Karen Tweedy-Holmes (2007)

June 7, 2007
Lost History: The Enduring Legacy Of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, And Artists
Michael H. Morgan (2007)
Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages
Alex Wright (2007)

May 31, 2007
The Last Human: A Guide To Twenty-Two Species Of Extinct Humans
G. J. Sawyer, Viktor Deak, Esteban Sarmiento, Richard Milner, Donald C. Johanson (2007)
A Natural History Of Time
Pascal Richet & John Venerella [translator] (2007)

May 24, 2007
The Uncertain Sciences
Bruce Mazlish (2007)
The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World
Robert McGhee (2007)

May 17, 2007
Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
J. Storrs Hall (2007)
The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living
Josh Dorfman (2007)

May 10, 2007
Twilight Of The Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions And The Rewilding Of America
Paul S. Martin (2007)
Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through The Pentagon's Scientific Underworld
Sharon Weinberger (2007)

May 3, 2007
The Case Against Perfection: Ethics In The Age Of Genetic Engineering
Michael J. Sandel (2007)
Headless Males Make Great Lovers: And Other Unusual Natural Histories
Marty Crump (2007)

April 26, 2007
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour Of The Beautiful Basics Of Science
Natalie Angier (2007)
Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution Of A Social Mind
Dorothy L. Cheney & Robert M. Seyfarth (2007)

April 19, 2007
Why Beauty Is Truth: The Story of Symmetry
Ian Stewart (2007)
The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited (Hardcover)
John Romer (2007)

April 13, 2007
Galileo's Gout: Science In An Age Of Endarkenment
Gerald Weissmann (2007)
The Sixth Extinction: Journeys Among The Lost And Left Behind
Terry Glavin (2007)

April 5, 2007
Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life
Paul Davies (2007)
The Motion Paradox: The 2,500-Year Old Puzzle Behind All the Mysteries of Time and Space
Joseph Mazur (2007)

March 29, 2007
Plutonium: A History Of The World's Most Dangerous Element
Jeremy Bernstein (2007)
Better: A Surgeon's Notes On Performance
Atul Gawande (2007)

March 22, 2007
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures Of The Abyss
Claire Nouvian (2007)
Nuclear Energy Now: Why The Time Has Come For The World's Most Misunderstood Energy Source
Alan M. Herbst (2007)

March 15, 2007
When The Rivers Run Dry: Water - The Defining Crisis Of The 21st Century
Fred Pearce (2007)
R. G. Grant (2007)

March 8, 2007
The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
Ken Alder (2007)
Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
Nicholas Wade (2007)

March 1, 2007
Bomb Scare: The History And Future Of Nuclear Weapons
Joseph Cirincione (2007)
Too Far From Home: A Story Of Life And Death In Space
Chris Jones (2007)

February 22, 2007
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
Jack El-Hai (2007)
Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel
Edward Belbruno (2007)

February 15, 2007
Breaking The Spell: Religion As A Natural Phenomenon
Daniel C. Dennett (2007)
Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, And The Struggle For The Soul Of Science
David Lindley (2007)

February 8, 2007
The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos
James Gardner (2007)
The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization
Mark London, Brian Kelly (2007)

February 1, 2007
Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End
Lawrence E. Joseph (2007)
Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
Arthur Allen (2007)

January 18, 2007
Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
Greg Critser (2007)
Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle
Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs (2007)

January 11, 2007
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Neil deGrasse Tyson (2007)
The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young, the Anonymous Genius Who Proved Newton Wrong and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone, Among Other Surprising Feats
Andrew Robinson (2006)

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