Discoveries: Darwin: The Science of Evolution (Oct., $12.95) by Patrick Tort features an illustrated portrait of one of the Victorian era’s most influential personalities.
How the Brain Works (Sept., $19.95) by Mark Dubin offers a comprehensive resource for those seeking a brief introduction to a complicated topic.
Einstein’s Legacy (Jan., $11.95) by Julian Schwinger tells the story of Einstein and those scientists who had an impact on the genesis and later development of his theories.
The Best American Science Writing 2001 (Oct., $14), edited by Timothy Ferris. Like the 2000 edition, this annual series covers the full range of scientific inquiry. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
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A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes (Sept., $15) by M. Lee Goff shows how insects and their habits allow forensic entomologists to furnish investigators with crucial evidence from a crime.
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27.50), edited by Edward O. Wilson, offers an eclectic selection of science and nature writing. 40,000 first printing.
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Unnatural Harvest: How Genetic Engineering Is Altering Our Food (Sept., $13.95) by Ingeborg Boyens presents the startling implications of a new technology that is quietly revolutionizing the production of food, and how it affects the biodiversity of the planet and our health.
Reprint: Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species (Oct., $19.95) by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio. 17,500 first printing.
Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky (Oct., $20) by Jack Horner offers a field guide to the dinosaurs of Montana. Advertising. Author tour.
Reprints: Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience (Oct., $14.95) by Martin Gardner; Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine (Dec., $15.95) by Jon Cohen.
Legacy of the Luoshu: The Mystical, Mathematical Meaning of the Magic Square of Order Three (Nov., $24.95) by Frank J. Swetz provides a fascinating history of the influence that the magic square has had on different cultures and concepts.
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Lebanese Amber: The Oldest Insect Ecosystem in Fossilized Resin (Nov., $19.95) by George O. Poinar Jr. and Raif Milki examines the highly collectible amber that contains the earliest known insects.
Reprints: Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts (Sept., $13) by Terry Burnham, Ph.D., and Jay Phelan.
What Are the Odds?: The Chances of Extraordinary Events in Everyday Life (Oct., $21) by Jefferson Hane Weaver offers a lighthearted, whirlwind tour of entertaining statistics and probabilities.
Hurricane Watch (Sept., $15) by Bob Sheets and Jack Williams offers a history of forecasting the most destructive storms on the planet.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Science