1. Life

    BOOK REVIEW | Amazon Expeditions: My Quest for the Ice-Age Equator

    Review by Elizabeth Quill.

  2. Health & Medicine

    BOOK REVIEW | Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer

    Review by Nathan Seppa.

  3. Health & Medicine

    BOOK LIST | Science Lessons: What the Business of Biotech Taught Me about Management

    The former CEO of Amgen narrates the company’s rise from start-up to biotech giant. Harvard Business School Press, 2008, 288 p., $29.95 SCIENCE LESSONS: WHAT THE BUSINESS OF BIOTECH TAUGHT ME ABOUT MANAGEMENT

  4. Animals

    BOOK LIST | Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human

    The story of a chimp being raised by humans —and washing the dishes (p.130). NIM CHIMPSKY: THE CHIMP WHO WOULD BE HUMAN Bantam Books, 2008, 269 p., $23.

  5. Humans

    BOOK LIST | Up River: Man-Made Sites of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy

    Take a tour through aerial photographs of the Hudson’s shore, starting at the tip of Manhattan. UP RIVER: MAN-MADE SITES OF INTEREST ON THE HUDSON FROM THE BATTERY TO TROY Blast Books, 2008, 174 p., $19.95.

  6. Health & Medicine

    BOOK LIST | On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine

    The rise, fall and resurgence of the original “anti-depressants.” ON SPEED: THE MANY LIVES OF AMPHETAMINE New York Univ. Press, 2008, 352 p., $29.95 (cloth).

  7. Humans

    BOOK REVIEW | Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery

    Review by Davide Castelvecchi.

  8. Space

    BOOK REVIEW | Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius by Silvan S. Schweber

    Review by Tom Siegfried.

  9. BOOK LIST | Global Fever: How to Treat Climate Change

    An opening image of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” will have you flipping quickly to “Turning Around by 2020.” Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008, 337 p., $22.50. GLOBAL FEVER: HOW TO TREAT CLIMATE CHANGE

  10. Humans

    BOOK LIST | Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves

    A guided tour of our pre-history and how we understand it. Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2008, 216 p., $29.95. HUMAN ORIGINS: WHAT BONES AND GENOMES TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES

  11. Health & Medicine

    BOOK LIST | Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds

    The alien minds are of animals. The question: Can robots mimic them? Oxford Univ. Press, 2008, 252 p., $34.95. GUILTY ROBOTS, HAPPY DOGS: THE QUESTION OF ALIEN MINDS

  12. Life

    BOOK LIST | Finding Home

    For young readers, the story of a koala who survived a brush fire. Charlesbridge, 2008, 16 p., $15.95. FINDING HOME