Scientists’ Bookshelf presents informed opinion and news on the latest offerings from academic and commercial publishers, spanning science, technology and math, policy and the history and philosophy of science. Scientists’ Bookshelf is published by the Krell Institute in cooperation with Sigma Xi and American Scientist magazine, which until 2013 had published Scientists’ Bookshelf in print since 1943. For book reviews dating back to 1998, search American Scientist here. Views published here are those of the authors and not necessarily of the Scientists’ Bookshelf or the Krell Institute.

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