Science Books

GUESTS: PHILIP MORRISON Institute Professor Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts PHYLIS MORRISON Teacher Author, (with Philip Morrison) The Ring of Truth: An Inquiry Into... (Random House, 1987) Cambridge, Massachusetts Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles Science Writer Author, Naked to The Bone: Medical Imaging in the 20th Century (Perseus Books, 1996) Pasadena, California Silent Spring, The Double Helix, The Pale Blue Dot—just three of the titles listed on American Scientist magazine's top 100 science books of the century. In this hour, we'll take a look back at science writing in the 1900s. Plus, a close-up look at the best books of 1999.

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