Physical Sciences Digest Book Reviews



September 2003

Volta: Science and Culture in the Age of Enlightenment, Giuliano Pancaldi, 2003, Princeton University Press

The Big Splat: Or How Our Moon Came to Be, Dana Mackenzie, 2003, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

October 2003

Digital Soul: Intelligent Machines and Human Values, Thomas M. Georges, 2003, Westview Press

Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century--On Earth and Beyond, Martin Rees, 2003, Basic Books

November 2003

The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity, James Repcheck, 2003, Perseus Publishing

Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics, Andrew Warwick, 2003, University of Chicago Press

December 2003

Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science, Peter Atkins, 2003, Oxford University Press

Quantum Legacy, The Discovery that Changed Our Universe, Barry Parker, 2003, Prometheus Books

January 2004

Perfect Planet, Clever Species: How Unique Are We?, William C. Burger, 2003, Prometheus Books

Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time, Peter Galison, 2003, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

February 2004

The Transits of Venus, William Sheehan, John Westfall, 2004, Prometheus Books

Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems,  John J. Watkins, 2004, Princeton University Press

March 2004

Our Affair with El Niño: How We Transformed an Enchanting Peruvian Current into a Global Climate Hazard, S. George Philander, 2004, Princeton University Press

A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love, Richard Dawkins, 2003, Houghton Mifflin Company