The Unnatural Nature of Science

  • Lewis Wolpert
Faber & Faber, £8.99

Living with our Genes: Why They Matter More Than You Think

  • Dean Hamer &
  • Peter Copeland
Pan, £6.99

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

  • Alice Domurat Dreger
Harvard University Press, £10.50, $16.95

“Ignore the somewhat trendy title, which might seem to threaten yet another piece of pretentious postmodernism. This is a well-researched, sober history of a problem that Alice Dreger shows has directly affected more people than we might think and which shapes the sense of sexual identity of us all … Dreger shows how deeply ingrained are our assumptions about gender normality (sexual anatomy is destiny), and on how flimsy a basis they have been grounded. The book offers us all a lesson in self-awareness.” Roy Porter, Nature 393, 323 (1998)