21 May 1993
Vol 260, Issue 5111

About The Cover

Works from the Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution. Works of current vintage reviewed in this Book Issue include considerations of the origins of life on Earth, fossil horses and living insects, and inventions from photography to forks; views of Mars, Andromeda, and solid-state physics; and studies of the human life course with implications for gender and generation gaps. For a complete list, see page 1151. [Photo: Ed Castle, in Michael Olmert, The Smithsonian Book of Books (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992)]