Autumn Books

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    Highlights of this season's releases

    • Emily Banham
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    Werner Heisenberg's wartime letters to his wife record scientific and personal privations, finds Ann Finkbeiner.

    • Ann Finkbeiner
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    Highlights of this season's releases

    • Emily Banham
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    David Katz applauds an analysis of the carbonated-drinks industry and public health.

    • David Katz
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    Robert P. Crease contrasts a physicist's account of awe with a historian's reality check.

    • Robert P. Crease
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    Steven Pinker's provocative treatise on language use and abuse would benefit from more data, finds Paul Raeburn.

    • Paul Raeburn
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    Highlights of this season's releases

    • Emily Banham
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    Nathaniel Comfort wonders at the enduring trend of misrepresenting race.

    • Nathaniel Comfort
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    Tim Lenton is intrigued by E. O. Wilson's sweeping perspective on humanity's past — and possible futures.

    • Tim Lenton
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    Stuart Pimm follows a fellow biologist's evolution from wide-eyed wonder to a life chasing snakes in the field.

    • Stuart Pimm
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    Bernie Fanaroff probes a study on how radio telescopes have opened up our understanding of the Universe.

    • Bernie Fanaroff
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    Andrea Tone assesses a history of the mass release of US psychiatric patients into an uncertain future.

    • Andrea Tone
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    Robert P. Crease applauds the story of three great physicists who struggled to maintain their integrity during the Third Reich.

    • Robert P. Crease
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    Calestous Juma assesses a call for policy to feed the world at a time of squeezed production and soaring prices.

    • Calestous Juma
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    Ian Wilmut assesses a critique of how genomics, bioethics and neuroscience are meeting their potential.

    • Ian Wilmut
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    An expanded model for heading off planetary tipping points offers much to both optimists and the apocalyptically inclined, finds Peter Kareiva.

    • Peter Kareiva
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    Mark Buchanan enjoys the quirky memoir of a mathematical rebel — the late Benoît Mandelbrot.

    • Mark Buchanan
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    David Morrison finds contemporary echoes in a history of 'science wars', from Velikovsky to Lysenko and beyond.

    • David Morrison
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    Lab luminaries jostle with consumptive cultural icons in a vivid history of tuberculosis, finds Stefan H. E. Kaufmann.

    • Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
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    Stuart West is inspired by Robert Trivers' evolutionary argument that self-deception is crucial to deceiving others effectively.

    • Stuart West
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    The struggle to find a theory of the weak nuclear force reveals intriguing personalities, finds Edwin Cartlidge.

    • Edwin Cartlidge
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    Highlights from this season's releases

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    Chris Lintott assesses an idea that unites individual scientific expertise with collective intelligence.

    • Chris Lintott
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    John Gilbey savours a fast-paced technological thriller based at the intersection of the real world and the cyber-universe.

    • John Gilbey
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    W. F. Bynum applauds the life of a great educator who fought for parental choice.

    • W. F. Bynum
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    Jacek Debiec enjoys two complementary books charting the psychology and neuroscience of decision-making.

    • Jacek Debiec
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    Edward C. Holmes welcomes a robust account of how viruses emerge and how pandemics can be prevented.

    • Edward C. Holmes
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    Lee Smolin marvels at Roger Penrose's masterly and imaginative argument that our Universe is one of a succession.

    • Lee Smolin
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    Steve Silberman is moved by Oliver Sacks's poignant account of losing his vision through cancer.

    • Steve Silberman