Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?

  • Michael Ruse
Harvard University Press, $19.95, £13.95

The Settlement of the Americas: A New Prehistory

  • Thomas Dillehay
Basic Books, $18

Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils

  • J. William Schopf
Princeton University Press, $17.95, £11.95

The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell

  • Peter M. Harman
Cambridge University Press, £18.95, $29.95

You Can't Eat GNP: Economics as if Ecology Mattered

  • Eric A. Davidson
Perseus Publishing, $16

Color Vision: From Genes to Perception

Edited by:
  • Karl R. Gegenfurtner &
  • Lindsay T. Sharpe
Cambridge University Press, £42.95, $59.95

Primeval Soup

  • Christopher Wills &
  • Jeffrey Bada
Perseus, $17

“The authors provide an excellent and compelling written overview... this book provides a highly readable survey of the historical prelude to the study of the origins of life.” William J. Hagan Nature 407, 451–452 (2000)

The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals As Solar Observations

  • J. L. Heilbron
Harvard University Press, $18.95, £12.95

“... John Heilbron's book tells a gripping story with a splendid literary flair ... Heilbron tells it in a masterfully human way... with his usual brilliant irony.” George V. Coyne Nature 402, 579–580 (1999)