Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the
Universe. Edward Harrison. Harvard University Press: October 30,
264 pp, $25. Explores the phenomenon of darkness in the night sky
by tracing answers and theories
that in the past have proven wrong,
looking at the structure and age of
the universe, and examining the
nature of light.


General Principles of BIochemistry
of the Elements. Volume 7. Eilchiro Ochiai. Plenum Publishing:
October, 450 pp, $79.50. Discusses
global aspects of the biochemistry
of the elements including enzymes,
proteins, acid-base reactions, the
metabolism of elements and toxicity.


A Functional Biology of Echinoderms. John M. Lawrence. Johns
Hopkins University Press: October, 352 pp. $56.50. A general review of echinoderms, which indude sea urchins,
starfishes, sand
dollars and sea cucumbers.
Presents current taxonomy and a
comprehensive analysis of how and
why these organisms work as they
do in relation to their environment.


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