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ANTHROPOLOGY Culture and Human Nature: Theoretical Papers of Melford E. Spiro. Benjamin Kilborne, L.L. Langness, eds. University of Chicago Press: November, 344 pp $17.95 PB, $48 HB. A collection of Spiro’s major theoretical writings, focusing on his theories of culture and human nature, functional analysis and religion. BIOGRAPHY Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage, Esq. F.R.S. H.W. Buxton. M.I.T. Press: November, 425 pp, $50. Profile of Charles Babbage, the fou

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Nov 15, 1987

ANTHROPOLOGY

Culture and Human Nature: Theoretical Papers of Melford E. Spiro.
Benjamin Kilborne, L.L. Langness, eds. University of Chicago
Press: November, 344 pp $17.95
PB, $48 HB.
A collection of Spiro’s major theoretical writings, focusing on his theories of culture and human nature, functional analysis and religion.

BIOGRAPHY

Memoir of the Life and Labours of
the Late Charles Babbage, Esq.
F.R.S. H.W. Buxton. M.I.T. Press:
November, 425 pp, $50.
Profile of Charles Babbage, the founding father of computing. Covers a wide range of Babbage’s interests from mathematics to political economy and social reform.

Portraits in Silicon. Robert
Slater. M.I.T. Press: November,
350 pp, $24.95.
Looks at 31 prominent scientists who were pioneers in computers, from Charles Babbage and Alan Turing to John von Neumann and Steven Jobs.

BIOLOGY

Annual Review of Cell Biology.
Volume 3. George E. Palade, ed.
Annual Reviews: November, 502 pp,
$31
. Articles on B-lymphocyte activation,...

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