HMS Beagle Issue 9 now available

Patrick Wilken (
Sat, 31 May 1997 19:53:55 +1000

HMS Beagle seems like quite a useful resource for those with Extropian
interests. I'm appending the lastest TOC below.

best, patrick

Issue 9 of HMS Beagle is now available at

Selected contents:

Outstanding Papers in Biology - an excerpt by Walter Gratzer looks at
luminaries selecting luminous papers. You can receive this book free!

Classic biology literature is a theme this issue - answer our poll query
"Do you read it?"

Smoking Causes Cancer! - how the media inflates research findings for
the sake of making headlines.

Seeking Extremophiles - a profile of Biorecombinant Catalysis Inc., a
company that harvests enzymes from fast-living, deep-dwelling microbes.

The Grand Profession and the Petty Professionals: Reflections on the
Golden Era of Microbiology - op-ed piece examines de Kruif's Microbe
Hunters and Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith.

Software review - Tecplot 7.0 for presenting biological and medical

Book review - The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and
Why We Must.

Rebuilding Our Infrastructure - a meeting brief on emerging therapies
for osteoporosis.

The Art Gallery presents strands of light and ribbons of proteins.

A new SET puzzle and the winner of our last Set contest announced.

The Asexual Revolution - a Cutting Edge debate on the science and
ethics of mammalian cloning. Attendant documents (also available as a
single PDF file) include a synopsis, references linked to MEDLINE
abstracts, Web links and more.

And more! Navigate easily from Beagle's table of contents through the
current issue and archived articles.


Sarah Greene (Editor-in-Chief, HMS Beagle)


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