Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park Oxford University Press, £8.99 “Park is a superb storyteller, he writes gracefully with energy , charm and the varieties of silliness he chronicles are fascinating. and Most scientists will enjoy the book immensely... Voodoo Science is a work that most scientists will applaud because of its wonderfully entertaining histories of deception and self-deception.” N. David Mermin Nature 407, 17–18 (2000).
Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern Berkley, $14 “Although the book is full of detail, it always remains pleasantly readable... More can be gleaned from this informally written book, which is well recommended to the general reader.” Gautam R. Desiraju, Nature 408, 29–30 (2000).
What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue About Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain by Jean-Pierre Changeux & Paul Ricoeur Princeton University Press, $17.95, £12.95
The Dragon Seekers: How an Extraordinary Circle of Fossilists Discovered the Dinosaurs and Paved the Way for Darwin by Christopher McGowan Perseus, $17
Thieves, Deceivers, and Killers: Tales of Chemistry in Nature by William Agosta Princeton University Press, $16.95, £11.95
The Madness of Adam and Eve: How Schizophrenia Shaped Humanity by David Horrobin Corgi, £8.99 “The book is vivid, sweeping , readable.” Daniel Nettle, Nature 412, 119 (2001).