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Winter 2009

Winter 2009
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

Table of Contents

A Mind for Math: Peter D. Lax

A Darwin Society donor to the Academy reflects on a career in mathematics, the Manhattan Project, and the paradox of education.

Natural Selection

2009 brings the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Here we republish a selection from the most famous chapter of the book by the Academy's most revolutionary member.

Darwin's Descendants

Six leading scholars reflect on the enduring influence of Charles Darwin and demonstrate how his work continues to inspire scientists across disciplines.

Evolution in Thought & Deed

After 150 years, we are still reckoning with the profound insights of Darwin's On the Evolution of Species.

How Darwin Upended the World

From the archive of the Academy's Annals, the 1909 address of NYAS President Charles Finney Cox recalls the chilly reception to Darwin's Origin of Species 50 years earlier.

The Year in Evolutionary Biology 2009

This volume presents a variety of syntheses and perspectives on evolutionary themes in this anniversary year of Darwin.

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