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Science  17 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5460, pp. 1935-1936
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5460.1935b

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Models as Mediators Perspectives on Natural and Social Science. Edited by Mary S. Morgan and Margaret Morrison. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. 413 pp. $64.95, £42.50. ISBN 0-521-65097-6. Paper, $24.95, £15.95. ISBN 0-521-65571-4.

Using case studies drawn from economics, physics, and chemistry, the contributors discuss the wide range of uses of models in science.