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    Following is a list of book reviews published in The Nature Institute's online newsletter, NetFuture, and in the Institute's hardcopy newsletter, "In Context. The list is ordered alphabetically by title. In general, the books are not reviewed in the usual sense; parts of them are summarized and commented upon. All reviews are by NetFuture editor, Stephen L. Talbott, unless otherwise noted.

    The Age of Spiritual Machines, by Ray Kurzweil (New York: Viking, 1999). In Context #2

    And There Was Light, by Jacques Lusseyran, 2nd edition (New York: Parabola Books, 1998). NF #92.

    Breaking Down the Digital Walls: Learning to Teach in a Post-Modem World, by R. W. Burniske and Lowell Monke (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2001). NF #126.

    The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, by Paul N. Edwards (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996). NF #41.

    Computer: A History of the Information Machine, by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray (New York: BasicBooks, 1996). NF #26.

    Darwin’s Doubt, by Stephen C. Meyer (New York: HarperCollins, 2013). A Sectarian Quarrel? Intelligent Design and Neo-Darwinism.

    Developmental Dynamics in Humans and Other Primates: Discovering Evolutionary Principles through Comparative Morphology, by Jos Verhulst, translation by Catherine Creeger (Ghent NY: Adonis Press, 2003). Hardcover, 413+17 pages, $39.95. In Context #10

    The Dynamic Heart and Circulation, edited by Craig Holdrege, translations by Katherine Creeger (Fair Oaks CA: AWSNA, 2002). NF #140

    Eco-Geography: What We See When We Look at Landscapes, by Andreas Suchantke (Great Barrington MA: Lindisfarne, 2001). Paperback, 256 pages, $18.95. In Context #7.

    Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, by Sean Carroll (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005). NF #171

    The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, by Neil Postman (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995). NF #9. Reviewed by Lowell Monke.

    Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, by Bill McKibben (New York: Henry Holt, 2003). Hardcover, 275 pages, $25. NF #144

    Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck (New York: Random House, 1999). NF #102.

    Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds--for Better and Worse, by Jane Healy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998). Hardcover, 336 pages plus index. $25. NF #89.

    Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, by Rodney Brooks (New York: Random House, 2002). NF #146 and NF #149.

    The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved, by Todd Oppenheimer (New York: Random House, 2003). NF #151.

    Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context, by Craig Holdrege (Hudson, New York: Lindisfarne, 1996). Softcover, 190 pages, $14.95. NF #31.

    The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape, by James Howard Kunstler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994). Softcover, 303 pages, $13. NF #105.

    Goethe's Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature, edited by David Seamon and Arthur Zajonc (Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1998). link

    Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, by Sherry Turkle (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995). Reviewed by Lowell Monke (NF #9) and Sue Barnes (NF #14).

    Mephistopheles' Anvil: Forging a More Human Future, by John Alexandra (Spring Valley, N.Y.: Rose Harmony Publications, 1996). Hardcover, 337 pages plus preface. NF #106.

    The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama, edited by Arthur Zajonc (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). In Context #12. Hardcover, 262 pages.

    Of Moths and Men, by Judith Hooper (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002). Reviewed by Craig Holdrege. In Context #8. Hardcover, 408 pages.

    One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest, by Wade Davis (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996). Paperback, 537 pages, $16. NF #141.

    The Organism, by Kurt Goldstein (New York: Zone Books, 1995; originally published in 1939), reviewed by Craig Holdrege. In Context #2

    Plastic Words: The Tyranny of a Modular Language, by Uwe Poerksen, translated by Jutta Mason and David Cayley (University Park PA.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995). Hardcover, 116 pages plus preface. NF #58.

    The Revolution Wasn't Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflicts, edited by Lynn Spigel and Michael Curtin (New York: Routledge, 1996). Chapter by Thomas Streeter is reviewed in NF #47.

    Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry, by Albert Borgmann (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984). NF #64 and NF #65.

    Water: A Natural History, by Alice Outwater (New York: HarperCollins, 1996). Hardcover, 212 pages plus preface. $23. NF #52.

    Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, by Edward Tenner (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996). Hardcover, 341 pages, $26. NF #37.

    The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas L. Friedman (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005). Not the entire book, but an excerpt published in the New York Times Magazine is reviewed. NF #163.

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