Tuesday, March 5

1990 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Science & Technology Winner and Nominees

1990 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Science & Technology Winner

Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vacine

Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vacine

Jane S. Smith

Captures the intensity that characterized the race to ‘conquer’ the dreaded, crippling disease of polio. Smith volunteered to try the experimental Salk vaccine; this is her personal essay on the interplay among medicine, politics, psychology, culture & col…

1990 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Science & Technology Shortlist

Discovering: Inventing and Solving Problems at the Frontiers of Scientific Knowledge
Discovering: Inventing and Solving Problems at the Frontiers of Scientific Knowledge
Robert Scott Root-Bernstein
Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization
Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization
Christopher Manes
Sonoran Desert Summer
Sonoran Desert Summer
John Alcock
The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
John McPhee

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